- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
Yesterday I had posted about having a problem with our guest list. We wanted 50-60 guests, but after writing down each of our families and individual friends and then our mutual friends, we neared 100. We had a 50-60 person cap because of our budget and the caterer (we were doing a buffet which would’ve been $14.00 per person). As awesome as the buffet would have been (12 themed choices to choose from), we concluded that we’d rather invite everyone we wanted to celebrate our day with us, instead of crossing people off or waiting for a “no” RSVP and then inviting someone on a backup list, just to fit in the budget with the buffet.
So, instead, we’re thinking of going a different route with dinner. There’s a local chain deli restaurant that does great sandwiches and side-dishes (potato salad, cole slaw, etc.), and we we’d purchase shrimp, fruit, vegetable, cheese/cracker platters, etc. It would still be a buffet style, but just not-so-fancy as before. It actually fits our own personal style and vintage-thrifty theme better. Plus, we have some gluten-free and vegetarian friends, so this might work better for them, since the original buffet wouldn’t have many options for them. We’ll still have our wedding cake as planned, but with more cup cakes to make up the difference with the new amount of guests.
My concern is that people will be let down with this menu. No one but my parents knew of our original idea, so we’d not have to “break the news” to anyone. Does the new menu sound appropriate enough? It’d be for a dinner.
Also, is it possible to just hire a bartender? We only plan on having beer and wine.