- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2017
Hi Ladies of the Bee! I hoping I can get some insight / help when it comes to the catering for my wedding. We are looking to have a short cocktail style reception with appetizers only, a few drink options, and two types of wedding cake for dessert for a 2pm weekday wedding (26 total guest count). I contacted one caterer and they gave me a pricepoint of $13-16 per person, but we would have to hire out wait staff and set up everything ourselves. The additional cost for the wait staff was $75 and all of the rentals (tables, plates, cutlery etc) added up to $400 approx.
Then, I contacted another caterer that will provide a grazing station and 4-5 hot appetizers for $50 per person. But, they do do everything – set up, provide all dinnerware and cutlery (fine china), pass the appetizers, and all clean up. I would have to do NOTHING for the day, which is wonderful. They are my top pick, but I would like to know if the pricing is reasonable or if I should work to reduce the cost a little bit. So, here are my questions: (1) Is this a reasonable price for a 2 hour cocktail reception? (2) What appetizers have you eaten at a wedding (or anywhere) and really enjoyed? (3) Is it necessary to have a grazing station and 4-5 appetizers for 26 people at 2pm on a weekday or should I dial it back?
Thanks again for your help ladies!! xoxo