(Closed) which would you choose? -rehearsal dinner

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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212 posts
Helper bee

Am I reading that right? The first option works out to be $320/per person? That can’t be right lol…

If it were me, I wouldn’t want to be limited to one hour. Sure, people can eat that fast, but what if a few roll in late? What if people want to go back for more? I would be mortified if someone showed up late and all the food was gone. Besides…I’d want leftovers hehe.

I’d go with option one (assuming it’s NOT really 320 a person!). How much food are we talking? You can’t just set it up inside and have people dish up, THEN come outside? Or could you rent a couple tables for the night from another place?

Also, I think 7:15 isn’t a bad start time. Our rehearsal was under an hour and you can always let the officiant know that you need to be out by X time.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

I wouldn’t do the time limit option. Especially since its only one hour. And that rule they have for taking all the leftover food is crap, unless they plan on giving it to the homeless or something. If its just going to waste thats not ok. But depending on how many guests you have clean up may be a headache. What were your issues with finding a restaurant?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Considering you said Carolina BBQ (I’m from there too and also having it at our wedding, can I come to your rehearsal dinner? ;-)) I would think there are several other pits that would be able to be more accommodating than this place. Can you shop around? Option 2 certainly sounds better, for something like this you probably don’t want the added stress of setting everything up, but their hour time limit and taking all the leftovers is insane. While an hour is still enough time to eat, you don’t want your guests to feel rushed. What happens if someone gets lost or decides to make a pit stop on the way from the rehearsal to your house? You don’t want to be put in the position where they can’t eat because the catering company has a crazy “rule”. Can you add another half hour to an hour to this package?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I like option 1.  Having an hour time limit is crazy.  If you do not have tables you can rent them from a party supply vendor.  I would also suggest purchasing some clamshells so guest can taks extra food home or back to their hotels for a midnight snack.  

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