Catering Your Own Wedding

CateringAre you considering catering your own wedding? Catering is expensive, but buying food for 100+ people is expensive too. This is why you might want to reconsider before your big day! Although, to be fair I included a DIY catering option at the bottom of this post if you so choose.

  1. Stressful – The person or people responsible for the preparation, usually a relative, will be exhausted before, during and after the event. This will be true even if they have help.
  2. Plan B – If you plan to cook there and the stove stops working. What would you do?
  3. Presentation – All the decorations and flowers have been chosen with such care. What will the serving table look like with the rest of the reception venue? Will you have the right serving utensils and warmers for all the guests?
  4. Miss Calculate Food Needed – This could be the worst outcome. Usually the family will offer to not eat so the guests can.
  5. Clean Up – Everything had to be brought in such as fancy bowls, serving utensils, coffee service, table ware, warming pans and now it must all be taken back. On top of that there is the cleanup at home after or at the venue if you want everything cleaned before it is brought home.

A DIY Option

Everyone Loves Pizza!

Buffet Style

Serve gourmet pizza flavors with ricotta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes or barbecue chicken along with the classics like cheese and pepperoni pies.

Fresh From the Brick Oven

Does your venue have a brick oven?  You can serve simple salads followed by a pizza or two at each table and guests can serve themselves family style.

Photo by Katie Lindgren Photography