(Closed) MY MENU…

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: What do you think?
    I would stick with this menu--it's a great price : (34 votes)
    79 %
    You could find better food for this price : (3 votes)
    7 %
    spend more, and get better food. : (6 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    $15pp??? That’s almost exactly what we’re having and it’ll cost us $65pp (plated though – not buffet) including 5 passed appetizers. That includes gratuities, flatware, services fees etc but no bar.

    I guess if you want to spend more depends entirely on your budget – what did you have in mind for ‘unique’ food?

    Post # 4
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Maybe do a little more research? I think the food sounds good and its a great price, but as a person who REALLY didn’t want “typical wedding food” (and in the end chose NOT typical wedding food) I totally feel you on this… so maybe if you did some more research it would be less of a yes/no question and more of a wedding food for 15 vs. non wedding food for x? 

    Post # 5
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    What do you mean by “better” better quality or more exotic, less steriotypical wedding food?  As long as the food is done well, people will enjoy it. You could do something less “weddingy”, but if it wasnt cooked properly, served hot, etc, people won’t even notice.  Its more about the quality and what he is giving you is a great price if its good quality.

    Alternatively you could ask him for something a little more fun and tell him you are willing to go up another $5 a head and see what he has for suggestions.

     

     

    Post # 6
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it is an amazing price, but I do agree, it seems like rather “typical” food.  But, the more I think about it, what ISN’T typical food?  Unless you are really willing to splurge, I don’t know that you’ll get much different?  Our venue does the catering, and it’s about $85 a person and we’ll basically have the same meal!  Maybe some “fancier” sides.  But seriously, that is an AWESOME price!  No one remembers the food anyhow.

    Post # 7
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    for $15, i would go for it! seriously, you can’t beat that price. shop around a little to get an idea of what others charge for non-typical foods. mine sort of similar but with a few local dishes and $35/pp.

    Post # 10
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It depends on your area and the amount of guests as well as the quality of the food. A wedding for a friend I attended in downtown STL had a very similar menu for 100 people and it cost about 38 per person. My cousin had 400+ with more food and it was only 10.00 a person. It doesn’t hurt to shop around, if anything it might make you feel like you are getting a really awesom deal that you can’t turn down 🙂

    Post # 11
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I say go for it and maybe hire another caterer (if its in the budget) to do some really fun passed hor deourves?   It will still probably save you money at the end. 

    Post # 12
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @heatherrobyn: they dont have to be related! we’re doing “dueling buffets” of mexican and asian food. Just bc we like them. weird? maybe. but whatever its going to be SO GOOD. 

    Post # 13
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    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    IDEA!!!

    How about you go with this menu, it’s an amazing price and the food will be good! But do something a little different for either cocktail hour, dessert, or a lite night munchie buffet?! You could have late night snacks catered by a favorite fast food joint, like total bar food, sliders, mozzarella sticks, wings, etc. Or do an elaborate dessert bar? Or a crazy awesome cocktail hour?

    What’s great about doing this deal is that it free’s up money for you to do something else extravagant.

     

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @heatherrobyn: LOL your dessert buffet sounds amazing!!! and don’t worry the dinner won’t be boring! I read the food you originally wanted:

    Asian-infused cuisine

    Maybe a local chinese food restaurant could cater apps?

    Tapas

    Do you have a favorite Tapas restaurant? Maybe you’re dad’s friend could mimic their menu for some interest sides?

    kabobs

    Where you live do you have street meat? This is HUGE in NYC. Maybe you could have a vendor set up a cart at the end of the wedding to give everyone kabobs as like a “to-go treat”?

    funky appetizers (dips, exotic cheeses)

    I’m sure if you mix and match some of the above ideas it’ll be funky and delish!

     

    Post # 16
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    50 posts
    Worker bee

    I think it’s a great deal and I don’t know your guests but I know sometimes people don’t like exotic food. They want meat and potatoes. lol

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