- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
We are having a hard time deciding which is best for us! The problem arises with the fact that our venue (MicMac Amateur Aquatic Club) does not allow us to bring food that is not prepared by a licensed establishment to be brought in. We knew this at the time of signing, but did not realize the problems that would arise! We want to have a light meal at apprx 5pm.
If we go with the venue catering we are looking at $3700 for a sit down meal for our 130 (unconfirmed) guests. This is about 2700 above our budget and we are not looking to do a heavy meal as it will be a July wedding.
If we have another catering service, they do not have access to a kitchen which is problematic. One caterer was willing, but explained she atleast needed to be able to wash her hands! I had not thought of this before. What i was initailly looking for was A catering company that would prepare off site and deliver, but even then access to fridge, stove, sink, etc are still req’d.
Now we are contemplating ordering trays from our local grocery store. Aside from just regular cheese and veggie trays we are going to have a seafood platter, antipesto platter and an assortment of classy sandwich trays. The problem here is that I don’t want to seem cheap by not having a sit down meal (hors deuvres are just as expensive from my pricing of these, not to mention they need to be served hot or cold). The other problem is that I have no one hired to do clean up, so it would be up to an appointed few guests. this way I would have the best man pick up stuff after our ceremony and set up.
Has anyone ever done anything like this? If so was it worth it in the end? I plan to use rented plates, cutlery and will serve coffee and tea and desserts (rented urns, dessert trays from grocery store) I realize its hard to know prices until I have a confirmed head count. any advice would be helpful as I have been mulling over this for a few months with fiancee!