- 5 years ago
We are having a VERY small wedding, talking 30 people max. Only immediate family and 1-2 close friends.
A friend of mine offered to let us use her family cabin in the mountains as a venue for the weekend, and so we will be getting married in early Fall 2017 at this cabin.
For food, we wanted to do something really good (obviously), but our options are limited given the location.
Here’s our choices:
Food Truck Options:
Italian or BBQ (so far) have said they could do a private event at our location. They both have extensive menus, to accomodate different preferences. We only have one person in the mix who cannot eat red meat, but can have anything else. We would hire the truck for a 2 hr block and they would serve the food right out of the truck after the ceremony.
More expensive than the food truck, but also more options. The menu would offer chicken, beef or pork (or just veggie) plus salad, starches, etc
Pretty standard stuff, but could also do apps if we wanted them.
Family Style Meal/Dining:
Since the wedding will literally just be family and a couple of friends, skip the caterers and food trucks and just make the food ourselves. My sister actually offered up this suggestion, since she has done private parties before for larger groups of people and can make all of the food easily, much of it beforehand or prepped beforehand. There is a full kitchen on site at the cabin to use.
Cost for this is minimal, even given the caterers. I’m just torn on which one to do. On the one hand, I want everyone to just relax and enjoy the day with no responsibilities. On the other, my mom, sister and grandparents are all excited about the idea of being able to do the cooking that day and us have a big family dinner in the cabin (which we could either way, just a matter of who preps it).
So, if YOUR brother or sister was doing something similar to what we are… what would you prefer?