- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
OK so before you say it Yes i know this is INSANE! We are paying for the wedding ourselves … well most of the rest of it is left up to me. Fiance paid for Venue, Honeymoon, and we are splitting the cost of a photographer. We are definately on a limited budget and we prioritized our list and there were alot of things that were far more important to us than spending $800-$1,000 on food (which was on the lower end), which would cause us to cut other things from the budget.
Now I have been to a couple DIY weddings and they have turned out just fine.
Our wedding is not going to be a big formal over the top frilly afair. We want outdoors.. Mid Summer, evening, semi formal laid back everyone just having a good time type of event.
We both have big families that have offered to help out and even suggested the idea of this when we were expressing the high cost of providing food for the weddings.
I had suggested having almost like a sandwich spread of items on platters diff breads meats cheeses veggies dressings etc on platters… then having picnic sides like cole slaw potaote salad etc…. but Fiances didnt like the idea
I also presented the idea of …. Lasanga & Tossed Salad & Bread… all made ahead just have to be heated day off and spread out on the table…. But I dunno he didnt like that idea either.. he didnt think it would appeal to everyone’s taste.
He likes the idea of Finger Foods Better… sooo… I told him & my family that personally i didnt care as long as I didnt have to cook it… And i didnt want to have to do any of it on the night before or the day of the wedding.
We are looking at having around 80 people. I know that I do not want things that will be time consuming to make… things that will require actual “cooking” The day of.
Our Venue will have 2 kitchens in the main house and then another kitchen in the Reception hall.
We need ideas please…………….
We are doing a Small Chocolate Fountain W/ a spread of things to dip in it. such as fruits and cookies and pretzels and such
One thing we do plan to order in is Chicken Nuggets from Chick-fil-la (this is finaces favorite)
I was also thinking of doing perhaps chicken Salad sandwiches or Crossaints
We are definately doing an assortment of Veggies
But I am drawing a blank as to other things to have…..
I would rather have evreything be Cold Items… unless it is something that could be a crock pot or cook ahead item
Please help with ideas 🙂 thank you so much