(Closed) Tip: Remember to ask for Leftovers

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We totally plan on doing this 🙂  Our venue used to not allow the bride/groom/anyone to take home leftovers because of food poisoning issues (i.e. somone leaves chicken in the car for 5 hours, then eats it anyway).  They adjusted their rules, so we just have to sign a waiver and all the leftovers are ours!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Good tip! Thanks!

It’s these kinds of things that I LOVE hearing about on WB!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Good one!!! Another great thing to do is what our wedding planner had done! She had a few plates of food for us to nibble on when we got to our suite in between when I freshened after the ceremony and went to the reception!

I wish I would have asked for any leftovers. Especially cake. We didn’t get any leftover cake! 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee

Good idea!  I’m really afraid we won’t get to eat much.  And I really don’t want to miss the cake.  

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My venue won’t let you take leftovers home for insurance purposes. However, we are allowed to bring the cake home with us! Yum.

I already plan on eating my wedding cake for breakfast lol

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Interesting, every caterer down here automatically packs the food up!! cake and all!! 

Post # 23
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Helper bee

That’s so weird.     At most of the wedding I shoot,     they do box up items for the couple.       I’ve seen families taking boxes of food.      I just thought all caterers did that.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Love the idea of a picnic basket! Putting that down on my awesome idea page (allong with putting tupperware in there too!)

Post # 25
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Sugar bee

I work for a catering company and like some people said, for liability reasons we are not allowed to make doggie bags for people.  We serve alot of seafood also so to give it to someone to take home and inproperly reheat it would not be a good thing!  It does make me sad telling people they cant take home food they paid for though…

Post # 26
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Honey bee

Great idea if you’re able to do it. However more and more states and counties don’t allow you to take home any leftovers because if someone gets sick, then the catering company is automatically blamed. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee

My place actually did that for us.  They sent us home with one of each of the meals.  We didn’t even have to ask.

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

What a great idea!

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