Post # 1
I’m on a really tight budget for my wedding (4k), but I’m really concerned that we aren’t going to have enough variety of food at the reception. It is an hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception (it says so on the RSVP card so everyone should know), and this is what we have so far:
Fruit display (caterer)
Veggies and dip (caterer)
Chicken salad in phyllo cups (FI’s aunt)
Orzo salad with mint and basil (me)
Mini turkey/cheese sandwiches (caterer)
Cupcakes (FI’s mom)
Cream puffs (Costco)
Is this enough? If not, what else could I provide that could easily be made in advance and is budget-friendly? Any help at all is appreciated!!
Post # 3
Honestly, that sounds like more than enough!
Post # 4
I think it’s great! And there is even food that picky me would eat. 🙂
Post # 6
I think it sounds like enough! The is enough variety for everyone!
Post # 7
Yummy! Let me know when and where! I’m hungry now that I saw that menu!
Post # 8
That’s more than most tiny budgets offer. You have more than enough food there.
Post # 9
While you’re in saving mode….. Why are turkey sandwiches being catered?! You could totally save some money there! Sandwiches are something I’d consider simple, leave the fancy, challenging things to caterers. Just a thought! The menu sounds simple and filling though, I’d definitely not leave hungry.
Post # 10
it sounds fantastic… especially since I am sitting here waiting on my hotdog to cook for dinner :/
Post # 11
This sounds like a wonderful variety of food to me!
Post # 12
Personally, that doesn’t sound like enough to me. I think I would be hungry still. I think what could help is something more filling, such as another meat, pasta or starch. What about chicken wings, ravioli, or a soup of some form?
Post # 13
I think it depends what time your reception is. If it’s and afternoon one I think it sounds great, as long as guests will be able to go get full meals at regular mealtimes.
Post # 14
sounds like enough food. is your reception during the day or evening? the only thing i would be concerned about, if it’s evening, is the lack of hot food. when i select apps for an evening (meal hour) reception, i try to include many hot apps. you have a nice mix of veggie, fruit, carby, sweet, chicken and beef.
let me think of some budget friendly warm apps for you that can be made ahead of time and can easily be kept warm using a chafing dish. how about:
– bbq pulled pork (build your own with mini buns. i think costco sells a huge bag of little rolls.)
– quesadillas (either just cheese or cheese and chicken)
– mini tacos or rolled tacos (costco sells them in the refrigerator and freezer sections)
– queso dip or spinach artichoke dip
– spanish tortilla cubes (this dish is made with just eggs, pototoes, onions, olive oil and a little salt and pepper. start them off warm but they can be eaten at room temp just like quiche.)
if you decide to add hot app, you can prob cut out the sandwiches and have the caterer provide the hot item and save yourself the trouble of keeping the food warm
Post # 15
I’m a picky eater, so I usually don’t eat anything at receptions…most parties really, haha. So don’t really go by me. But, how many people are invited? and how many of each option are you having? Because I think that might make a difference
Post # 16
Thanks everyone! The reception will be about 3:30.
@mrsmongolia: And yes, I feel the same way. The caterer is a friend of the family so she’s doing it pretty cheap, but I’m thinking of asking her to do something different instead.