(Closed) Catering vs DIY?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That’s what we almost did, but ended up just doing the food ourselves — cooking, serving. It sucks you cant do that, because it worked great for us. We only spent about 100 bucks. For the grocery store it would have been about 750.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m doing a combination. Main BBQ lunch is being catered and grilled on site for $11 per person. I bought a 3 tiered stand and am ordering 3 of my favorite grocery store cakes iced in white buttercream. I am making a big cheese board instead of appetizers, and it’s all saving me quite a bit.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

That’s a great idea… I love simple cakes! I guess my point is that if you can find an inexpensive catered meal option, you could probably mix it with some store-bought stuff to save money. Even if everything is buffet style, you can mix and match to get the effect you want.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I think its fine to serve a light grocery store meal. But I don’t think you can have it at 5 o’clock. 5 o’clock is a dinner time and when hosting a dinner time event you must serve a full meal. Sandwiches cannot be considered a full dinner time meal.

Perhaps you could either have an afternoon 2 or 3 o’clock reception or do it after 730 pm.

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