Sinéad
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Food - Splurge or Save?

Sinéad, on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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I’m sure you haven’t forgotten about your main meal! Are you indulging in everything from fun food stations to extra dessert options? Or are you looking for a catering package that’s also budget-friendly? Splurge or save? 🍽️ Photo from Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah, GA Next Question: Booze? Back to...

I’m sure you haven’t forgotten about your main meal! Are you indulging in everything from fun food stations to extra dessert options? Or are you looking for a catering package that’s also budget-friendly?

Splurge or save? 🍽️


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Photo from Perry Lane Hotel in Savannah, GA




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96 Comments

  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    Saved i supposed - it was included in the venue price.

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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    Kind of both. We will be having a buffet which is usually the cheaper option but we're also going to see about customizing the options. If we can do that without going financially crazy, we'll do it. If not, we'll stick with what they originally have.

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  • Anita
    Dedicated December 2019
    Anita ·
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    I found the food to be a splurge but the open hour is included in the cost.

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  • Chinda
    Dedicated December 2020
    Chinda ·
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    Both? Food is included with venue
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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily ·
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    Our venue includes the food so I can't really say if we splurged or saved. We've eaten there before and it's fantastic so a little of both I guess?

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  • L. Madhak
    Expert October 2020
    L. Madhak ·
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    Save - We are having a homemade bbq buffet. My sister and I are smoking pork butt and having sides. Even with beverages, including alcohol, and dinnerware...we are only spending around $500, or $7.69/person.
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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Save... but the food will still be amazing. Our caterer is one of my distant family members so we're getting a great deal!

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    Sounds great Caytlyn! What type of food are you having?

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    Oh yum! Foor trucks?! What type of food will they be serving?

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    This sounds delicious!!

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  • S
    Devoted October 2019
    Summer ·
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    Save and splurge, our families LOVE potlucks and almost everyone already said that they wanted to bring a certain dish to share so we said that we will just have a BBQ pot luck then. So we saved on the desserts and side dishes which is allowing us to splurge on the main dish (hopefully brisket from QDoba and chicken)
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  • Lisa Marie
    Devoted October 2020
    Lisa Marie ·
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    I guess splurge because our caterer is included in the cost of our venue but we added an Italian Pasta Bar to tie in with our theme!

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    Sounds delicious!! What is your theme?

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  • Lisa Marie
    Devoted October 2020
    Lisa Marie ·
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    Yes, we are excited! Our theme is Italy Smiley shame

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    Definitely splurge. Good food is key.
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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
    Ashley ·
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    I'll say a save for food. We are going with this great BBQ place who is charging us $12 per person. Appetizers will be another $600 and they have 2 bartenders that we are using for the evening and that is $500 for both of them. That doesn't include alcohol and since we haven't bought that yet we may end up splurging on that. We have a lot of heavy drinkers among our friends and family and are so worried that we may run out. If we overbuy we'll just have to have another party so we can use it all up!

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  • Sara
    Expert June 2020
    Sara ·
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    Tacos and most likely brick oven pizza and salads, an ice cream truck, and a bar food truck!
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  • Fenja
    Rockstar June 2020
    Fenja ·
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    Splurge. We want our guests to enjoy this evening as best as possible!
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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    Both? It all tasted amazing and everyone loved it, but it was still way under our budget for food.

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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    Save. we are doing a mini pot luck and limiting desserts, plus the parents are helping with food cost.

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