- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
I didn’t realize just HOW expensive caterers were until I started wedding planning! I’m really not a big foodie, so I couldn’t justify spending $50+ pp. Especially when that $50 plate of food is just” okay”. Fortunately, my venue recommended a very reasonable caterer that they frequently use. My wedding planner raved over the caterer’s comfort food and they had the cheapest prices I could find anywhere ($15pp w/ no hidden fees!!!). So, I decided to book them. Unfortunately, they don’t do tastings. The owner is an older woman who has been in business for over 25 years and has only increased her prices once in that time period. She says that doing tastings would force her to raise her prices a lot higher. However, she did state that if there are certian things we want to try we can let her know and she will cook a little extra for us to taste next time she prepares that dish. So it’s not like we won’t get to taste the food…just not a formal tasting.
I’ve started to worry that my menu won’t fit in with my venue and theme though. We’re getting married at a 22,000 sqft mansion that was featured on MTV cribs. My wedding colors are white and silver and I’m going for an “understated elegance” theme. That being said, it’s an outdoor wedding, in September, in the South…so not super formal. My wedding planner assured me that many brides have used this caterer and the food has fit just fine. The reception will take place around the pool:
This is the menu that I have selected:
Appetizers: Chicken salad in tart shells, Mini Ham Biscuits, Cheese & Crackers, Veggie Tray, Fruit Tray
Salad: Layered salad
Entrees: Grilled Chicken and Roast Beef
Sides: Sweet Potator Souffle, Green Beans, New Red Potatoes, Corn Casserole, Mac N Cheese
I think my entrees are fine and pretty standard. I’m more worried about sides and appetizers.
Other possible sides: Creamed corn, glazed carrots,Rice, cream potatoes, augratin potatoes, broccoli casserole, squash casserole, candid yams, cinnamon apples
Other possible apps:Chicken Drummies, Hot Wings, Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Mini Egg Rolls, Finger Sandwiches, Chicken Strips, Cocktail Wieners, Ham & Cheese Roll ups, Deviled Eggs, Sausage Balls