Sinéad
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Food - Splurge or Save?

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

Posted in Planning 96

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

  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura ·
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    Saving! We ordered our food from a Chicken place called chicken shack. It breaks down to about 6 bucks a person.

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  • Mary
    Expert July 2019
    Mary ·
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    Splurge. We already talked the food and beverage minimum down a little bit for our venue, but ended up with less guests than originally anticipated. They got spoiled with additional dinner courses, a dessert table, and late night snacks. 😅
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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula ·
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    Save I guess as our venue is all inclusive and caters their own food.
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  • Andrea
    VIP April 2020
    Andrea Online ·
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    Save. We're having our wedding at a non meal time (after dinner time) so, in this case we're definitely saving on food.

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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    Save/splurge… the cost is built into our venue price, as catering is included. Cost per person ended up being around $35

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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    SPLURGE! we knew we were going to have to just bite the cost of the food. We are also getting snacks for social hour (no alchohol).

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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    Splurge! This is the ONE aspect of my wedding that I will not be saving on. It is the number two thing people talk about when they think back on a wedding, and I am a huge foodie. That is why we picked the venue that we picked. No outside space, but the food will be a-plenty and delicious!

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  • Samantha
    Super October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    A bit of both. We're finding a good caterer with delicious food (haven't selected one yet), but we were sure to book a venue that allows outside catering and we're planning to pick an inexpensive option and a buffet, but we're not going with a local restaurant or anything that might make the option less expensive.

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  • Nodyia
    Devoted October 2020
    Nodyia ·
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    Our reception venue has a great selection for food so pretty much splurging with the food

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  • C
    Super January 2020
    Cassie ·
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    Save. We choose the cheapest we could find that was still delicious food.
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle ·
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    We splurged here. I went all out with the food minus the cake aha because it was the one thing I did want to be good and memorable
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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree ·
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    Splurge. Against my will. The catering package was included with our venue, and the catering costed more than our entire venue did. Ugh - Food is important, but I know we could have found better/cheaper options, but we were left with no choice. Smiley sad Oh well, it will be delicious! And it comes with bar time. Smiley heart

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Splurge. We were very particular with our planner, venue, and caterer about the food we wanted served at our reception. So we did we we had to to make that happen.

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  • Heather
    Expert April 2020
    Heather ·
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    Compared to lots of others, save! We are doing a plated meal, $16.50/person for chicken and $20.50 per person for rib roast. I believe the $4 extra for rib roast is ridiculous, but FH has an extremely expensive taste and can't seem to come up with a different beef option that would "satisfy" him. But we are not doing a cocktail hour so we don't have to pay for appetizers.

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  • Jennifer
    Super October 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Neither. We are spending about average for our area.
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  • Mrscolón
    Super September 2019
    Mrscolón ·
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    We definitely saved from the quotes we were getting before. But I wish we could have saved more lol

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  • Diana
    VIP December 2019
    Diana ·
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    Saved. We wanted a specific type of food to be served and we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it. So we kept looking until we found someone who wasn’t a chain type of catering company.
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  • Yoice
    Rockstar March 2019
    Yoice ·
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    Splurge! This was a big one for us and we delivered! Everyone still talks about how delicious our food was.
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  • Future Mrs. Polar Bear
    Super April 2019
    Future Mrs. Polar Bear ·
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    We would have splurged, if we would have done the big wedding thing, but in the end we just had some great dinners with our parents. Budget friendly, and peaceful.

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  • Elizabeth
    Dedicated June 2020
    Elizabeth ·
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    Hoping to be budget friendly, but not taste like its budget friendly! We have a friend that is gifting us our cake and desserts! That will be super helpful!
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