(Closed) Caterer is out…now what.

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee

What kind of food are you thinking?

Could you buy platters from a local place and pick them up? That way you wont need to spend money having a caterer come in, but you wont have the stress of cooking all the food.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

What time is your wedding?

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Maybe do a fix your own sandwich type thing? With breads, deli meats, cheese’s, veggies. Then a few salads and maybe chips? We went to a wedding and they did this, and it was awesome and refreshing from the typical sit down. And not messy!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Maybe you could do half catered/half DIY?

I’m planning to do my candy buffet, along with some sides that I don’t think a cater can make better than me, and some snacky snack things. I’m having the rest catered from whichever BBQ place we decide to use.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve read on here of brides hiring food trucks, which I think is a fun and unique idea! 

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Is the kitchen staff still available even if the chef is not? You could get hors d’oevres from a caterer, deli, even Sams or Costco and they can reheat them.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Could you do a heavy appetizer reception and have friends/or friends-of-friends help with cooking and baking?  That would cut costs a lot, and you’d basically just have to hire some staff to pass the appetizers around. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Could you do half/half? Half appetizers or something you could make ahead of time and served chilled? Salads, pasta salad, chips and salsa, etc. and then just have a caterer do the main dish?

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Could you just hire a private chef to come in and cook in that kitchen for the day? The same as your friend was going to do? 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

second PP question: what time of day is the reception?

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