Post # 1
We’re planning on hosting the rehearsal dinner at our house, so I’m looking for ideas of good, inexpensive ways to feed people! We’re going to have right around 30 people attending. We were thinking pasta, but I’d love to hear other suggestions you guys might have!
The dinner’s not going to run super late (as we have to go decorate the reception hall after), so that should help keep the alcohol cost down.
I’m also brainstorming ways to find enough seating for everyone, but that’s an entirely different issue!
Post # 3
I would do a sandwich platter, pasta, salad, bread, and easy things like that.
Post # 4
@scottyco: Build your own burito?
You’d just need to buy tortillas and prep the toppings, people could have what they want and still be fed. Then dyou can do a side of a macaroni salad and a green salad, and then maybe some cake for dessert?
Honestly I think the alchohol should be limited, maybe a spiked punch and some beer and then a non-alchoholic punch. If you’re having people set up after, you don’t want them getting too crazy 🙂
Post # 5
We are doing mexican. My Future Mother-In-Law is cooking up a big thing of ground beef, and setting out lettuce, tomatoes, etc. Then there will be nachos, and tocao shells (hard and soft)…and people can decidie what they want from there. It’s relatively inexpensive and easy to feed a bunch of people like this 🙂
For seating: Do a picnic? Not everyone can sit on the ground (Grandma) so have a picnic table for a few guests – but bring blankets for everyone else? Or ask them to bring a camping chair? Most people own a set nowadays … or they are literally 10 bucks at target…
Or rent chairs?
Post # 6
@scottyco: Bumping for ideas! We are also doing a DIY style at our neighbhorhood club house.
Post # 7
Our rehearsal dinner was last week. We roasted a pork shoulder all day and made shredded pork sandwhiches. All we had to do was whip up some potato salad and grab some buns. It was super easy, time-saving, inexpensive, and everyone loved it.
Post # 8
I hadn’t thought of Mexican taco/burrito bar, but that would be a great idea! Just set everything out & let people build what they like! Thanks 🙂
Post # 9
We are just ordering several pizzas, salad and bread, and having soft drinks. The pizza place is right across the street from the church, so it’s convenient. And we LOVE the food!
Post # 10
Unless you REALLY feel you need one, I would vote against having one at all.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@scottyco: I did lasagna for a 20 person dinner I threw. I did one veggie and one with ground beef.
Other ideas: taco bar, chili bar, pulled pork and/or pulled chicken sandwiches, fried chicken (our local grocer does a meal deal with 8 pieces, rolls, and two sides like potato salad and baked beans for $10.)