Post # 1
We plan on using a local caterer to buy food for our 60-70 person reception- but the plan was to pick it up at the caterer and then serve it buffett style. However, all the people I could potentally ask to set it up, etc are pretty much important to me to be involved with the whole wedding day- getting ready, etc. Has anyone had this conundrum before and did you hire someone to help put out the food, etc. If so, advice/point me in the right direction, please!
Or should we just bite the bullet and have a caterer bring the food and have them set-it up etc?
Post # 3
@littleprettyliz: i would highly suggest biting the bullet. :/ we were heavily envolved in the catering aspect and it made it such a headache!
Post # 4
agreed, bite the bullet. I couldn’t imagine having guests help out with the food prep. I want to worry about NOTHING at the reception.
Post # 5
I would have a caterer be responsible for the food. That way if there is problem they are there to fix it. They usually have the best equipment to keep the food warm and then can take it with them at the end of the night.
Post # 6
I think you are all right. Problem is finding something affordable. You say wedding, they say 50 billion dollars for a 3 dollar chicken finger plate lol!!!!
Post # 7
I am not sure how you were planning on silverware/plates/glassware, but usually when you have on site caterign they bvring this as well as cart it all away and cleanbing which is another HUGE benefit value ad for the cost (not tomention coffee/tea/water salt pepper etc)
if you really dont think you cant swing the cost of catering, be sure to factor those additional costs in
Another option would be to find some folks who are NOT guests but who have done serivce before (like worked for a caterer/event venue OR restaurant) and hire a few ppls to do the service, dri nks and clean up for you onsite