Sinéad
WeddingWire Administrator January 2025

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




Next Question: Booze?

Back to the Beginning: Splurge or Save?

96 Comments

  • Ashley
    Super October 2020
    Ashley Online ·
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    Splurge we love food and all parties are centered around food in our family and friend groups.

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  • Taylor
    Savvy November 2019
    Taylor ·
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    Our biggest splurge! We are having heavy h'ors devours at cocktail hour (passed and stationary), a plated dinner of Filet or Salmon, Cake, Extra sweet treats (macaroons and cake pops), and late night snacks of sliders and fries. FH and I were very picky about our food because we have been to too many formal weddings where there just wasn't enough food. We wanted to make sure our guests remembered how awesome the food was and we were able to splurge because we saved on other things (invites and photo/dj/videographer).

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  • Isabel
    Just Said Yes March 2020
    Isabel ·
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    Splurge - we love food
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  • J
    Beginner March 2020
    Jill ·
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    Splurge. Good food is more important to me than spending a lot on a dress, decor, or flowers. Guests will remember s good meal. They probably won't remember your flowers.
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  • Atiya
    Beginner September 2020
    Atiya ·
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    A little of both. The caterer is a friend who is giving us a deal as a gift, but we are also doing open bar and late night snack
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  • Charika
    Beginner February 2020
    Charika ·
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    Saving. Our venue allows the option to use our own caterer and MY UNCLE is a professional caterer and is doing our food. And he is more excited than we are. And his food is DELICIOUS!!!

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    Oh my goodness, YUM!! Is your entire wedding Italian themed? 😍

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  • D
    Just Said Yes March 2020
    Daniela ·
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    Save! Brunch wedding so a lot cheaper than plated dinners and such. We will also still have a cocktail hour with 3 pass hor d'oeuvres.

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  • Aurora
    Savvy April 2020
    Aurora ·
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    This is another save for me. I happen to know a chef that cooks amazing food and is doing our buffet for an amazing price
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  • Lisa Marie
    Devoted October 2020
    Lisa Marie ·
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    Yes, that is our goal! Hopefully, we can make it happen!

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  • Kaylynn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kaylynn ·
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    Save. We got lucky finding our catering. Hes a local around our area and my MIL has used him for many events. Supplies all plates, utensils, and warming trays and has a huge smoker for about $500 then you buy your own meat and he'll smoke all of it for you. It's so delicious!
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  • Erin
    Expert May 2020
    Erin ·
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    Unsure about this yet, but we probably will end up splurging Smiley sad

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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    I think our choice is a save compared to other options we looked at. But they had the best food that we tried and flexible options out of all they ones we looked at.

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  • Leticia
    Dedicated February 2020
    Leticia ·
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    Splurge, we are both foodies!!! We already have 2 caterers. We will have our favorite dishes!!!

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  • Chrysta
    Super November 2020
    Chrysta Online ·
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    Definitely splurging on food. We are doing a 4-course plated meal and top shelf open bar all night. FH and I sat down when we first started planning and each listed our top 3 items of importance to us. Food & booze was his #1 so it was important for me to give him that, since he never asks for much.
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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    Have you thought about how else you will portray your theme?

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  • Lisa Marie
    Devoted October 2020
    Lisa Marie ·
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    In addition to the pasta bar, we are adding subtle accents to our save the dates and invitations, flowers will be mostly white with olive branches as the greenery, the vases are tomato cans, our favors will be small bottles of olive oil, table numbers will be postcards from Italy, or at least post cards with Italian cities on them. Trying to think of few other ideas!
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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    That sounds amazing!! I absolutely love the idea of bottles of olive oil for favors! 😍

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  • Agata
    Beginner February 2020
    Agata ·
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    SAVE! I work for a hotel and we’re having a small dinner after the ceremony (not a full blown wedding reception) my boss gave me a great deal 🤪
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  • Chelsie
    Devoted May 2020
    Chelsie ·
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    Im having a problem with this one. Food cost so much and we have so many people and we have to feed the vendors too. Im stressing now thinking about it. So i guess it would be Splurging.

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