Lunch reception – does this sound good?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I would also consider looking into local schools that offer cuilinary classes:  maybe you can have students prepare the food at a fraction of the cost.  

I just want you to enjoy your day and not be a short order cook!!!  Best wishes!

Post # 32
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

cb93 :  i think your compromise of catered lunch but self-catered dessert bar makes a lot of sense, for 60 people.

I don’t think lunch catering is that expensive, anyway.  And some caterers are pretty bare-bones: i.e. no bussing, no serving, etc.. they just put out the food.  Catering like that isn’t much more expensive than DIY, tbh.. a lot of what you’re paying iwth the caterer is for the servers.  I know: I had to hire my caterer and servers seperately: I paid more for the servers than the food.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Also – we re having a lunch buffet in two weeks:  48 people, the food bill will be about $800.  Pulled pork, mac and cheese, two salads, a fruit tray, a veggie tray, and brownies.  Our place charges for 25 or 50 people, not per person.  Lemonade, coffee and water.  No drinking (sorry, we are dull)

A friend is buying me the Norweigan Ring cake as another dessert so no cost there!

Best wishes, bee!

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