(Closed) Did any of you plan to or have cooked for your wedding dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sunflower.kisses11: Well it kind of depends on what time of day/night your wedding is, and how much money you’re willing to spend.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

We aren’t having a full meal, but we will be self-catering for 125

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

When r u gonna find the time to get married if you are in the kitchen?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Definitely do not recommend cooking on your wedding day.  I had a friend who is a great baker and made her own wedding cake which was admirable but also seemed stressful to me.  This is your chance to throw a great party and not have to worry about anything.  I would say try to do as much preplanning as possible but you need to enjoy the day and not be involved in all the little details of executing- that’s what caterers are for 🙂

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Have you considered maybe doing a pot luck type thing rather than YOU cooking the food? Or asking your wedding party or something to bring a dish? I have a friend who’s mom, gma, aunts/uncles, etc made dishes for her wedding and it turned out fine. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Cater.  Less for you to have to worry about.  My Mom’s besties daughter had everyone help make food for the reception.  It was perfect for them.

 

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

To me, hiring a licensed caterer would be the wiser choice.  It’s a lot less work and hassle; I think you’d want to enjoy your wedding day and not worry about how much or what and when to prepare, cook etc.  Most caterers will work with almost any budget, so come up with a realistic budget for the menu.  If you have a really tight budget, then just have something simpler such as a cocktail reception, a brunch or even just cake and champagne. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Btw, if you feel you absolutely must “cook something” try making tasty favors such as homemade chocolates or cookies – something that’s not quite as complicated as a full meal.  Someone who’s a talented baker could also help you make them in advance.   If it’s a lunch or dinner reception, your guests will probably expect more. The wedding reception is not the time to experiment on an elaborate meal.  Nor is it the time for you be stressed out about cooking when there are multiple details to worry about. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mom & I are semi self-catering our wedding…w’re buying tamales from a great place in town but are doing the sides and dessert on our own. But, my mom works in food service & is comfy making lots of food & we’re not doing any cooking day of.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mom & I are semi self-catering our wedding…w’re buying tamales from a great place in town but are doing the sides and dessert on our own. But, my mom works in food service & is comfy making lots of food & we’re not doing any cooking day of.

Post # 11
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71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mom & I are semi self-catering our wedding…w’re buying tamales from a great place in town but are doing the sides and dessert on our own. But, my mom works in food service & is comfy making lots of food & we’re not doing any cooking day of.

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