- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
So, we decided on an hors d’oeuvres reception with heavy apps and hors d’oeuvres.
I help coordinate event at my job and after placing orders at Dominick’s for an open house we held this week, I realized that deli departments at some of the grocery stores I shop at every month would allow me to pull of this type of reception within our budget. For $1,000-$1,500 I’ll be able to STUFF my guest with yummy finger foods that would have cost double that with a traditional caterer. The grocery store I’m using even offers a suited staffing service for $15/hr per hour per waiter. Not bad. If your local grocery store does not offer this service checkout gigsalad.com or gigmaster.com for staff 🙂 We even found a live jazz band to play for us during cocktail hour (which will be a passed cheese/crackers and wine tasting for us) and a couple hours into the reception before the party music on gigsalad for $750.
Anyway, I’m loving the hors d’oeuvres reception idea for more than just budget. I DREAD the idea of a conventional/traditional celebration. I’m creative and I would feel horrible planning a ceremony and reception where everyone knows exactly what’s coming next. NOT my style.
At this point I want to paint a picture of what the reception will be like. The experience. From research, I’ve read that you should provide adequate seating for every one or at least most of everyone. Any suggestions on table/chair set up?
What about the schedule for the night? ANY feed back is appreciated 🙂