Post # 32
Depending on the formality, setting and time of the reception, a Subway/sandwich reception could work out fine. For example, it would be a great idea for a casual afternoon picnic style gathering. For a more formal evening affair though, your guests might expect more. If you still want to have sandwiches, maybe also have potato salad and green salad, punch, cookies and cupcakes. I would also offer a variety of sandwiches too.
Post # 33
Add sweet potatoe fries with chedder sprinkles! YUM 🙂 It’s a little more upscale than regular fries.
Post # 34
@Mrs.RDV: i think its so cute you brought the idea up to your FI! and yes everyone my Fiance was saying how we were going to have to buy some fancy platters and bowls for the sauce and such so that it would look elegant,i plan on ordering a few rolls of gossamer to decorate my tables with.
Post # 35
I think that sounds really good- Fiance and I are wanting to a self-catered small reception too to save money and accomodate our dietary needs and likes best. Like other people were saying, in addition to the sandwich bar, I would think about adding some chips and pretzels or crackers, and a variety of dressings and condiments that people can put on their sandwhiches- like hummus, mustard, mayo, ect.
As a vegetarian, I also think it would be a really good idea to have a variety of fresh veggies that people can add to their sandwiches or to make a salad with. I’d be upset if I went to a wedding and the only food available was meat and cheese sandwiches and snacks. Some roasted varieties of vegetables would be good, too! The great thing about this is that both vegetarian and carnivorous guests can enjoy the veggies and salad.
For the dessert bar, I’d add a fruit plate with yogurt to dip it in, or perhaps a “fruit pizza” made with cream cheese- sooo delicious! Rice krispy treats sound great, as well. Who doesn’t like those?
Good luck with everything!
Post # 36
Sounds great! People will get to have their sandwiches exactly the way they want. As pp’s suggested, pasta, potato, macaroni salads all go well with sandwiches as well as chips. Your desserts sound good too. I just wanted to share with you that I got my cupcakes from the local grocery store for my wedding. They were 60 cents each. They were a big hit! I made my cupcake tower with styrofoam from Home Depot. $6.00! I covered it with ivory plastic table cloths you get from any party store. I didn’t measure things out perfectly because I think I could have used another large tier on the bottom, but oh well, nobody cared about that but me. Here is a pic of my budget cupcakes on display.