Post # 1
I am so excited to be getting married,but unfortuantely I do not have alot of experience with weddings.I have only been to 1 wedding and thats was at least 10 years ago.My bridesmaids have not ever been in a wedding either,so they havent been much help.
We are having a very small wedding,less than 50 guests. We are on a very tight budget,and we are planning to make the food for the reception.I am thinking of having a self serve drink bar…any ideas for this? Basically we will serve soda,beer,wine,and champagne. And since we are making the food,it will be served buffet style…any ideas how to make it a little bit more professional and how to keep food items stocked (chips,crackers etc…). Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!!!
Post # 3
There are number of bees who self-catered their receptions. Mrs. Husky’s recaps are coming up, and she should have some tips on how to handle the logistics.
Post # 4
Considering it is small wedding, I think doing your own food and a self serve drink bar is just fine. This is in fact my dream wedding, small and personal- but, I was blessed with a HUGE family. I am keeping it as small as I can which will probably end up being about 100 guests.
To keep it professional, I would suggest appointing someone you can rely on to keep an eye on things. Someone that does not mind helping fill cracker dishes and such. I would also suggest doing a lot of cute DIY projects (ei. drink stirs, flags, etc.) to bring out a more wedding feel rather than just a family get-together. Also, you should think about doing a signature drink. I was at a small wedding once that served Sangria as their signature drink- sooo good.
Good luck with your planning, use this site as much as possible- I have found it so useful myself. P.S. I’m a WI bride too, if you need any help let me know!