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

  • Rebecca
    Savvy September 2020
    Rebecca ·
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    "Splurging" in the sense that we have a minimum f&b amount that is higher due to our wedding being during a holiday weekend and we aren't inviting a ton of people. We're going to beef up with great apps, most likely plated meals (although maybe not!), and local craft beers. F&b is important to us so we were OK with the minimum amount. We also have a free hot chocolate bar that was included as a promo.

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  • Jasmin
    Dedicated July 2020
    Jasmin ·
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    Splurge. Food is a huge part of my family. Good food means a good time!
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  • Katie
    Dedicated May 2020
    Katie ·
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    Save because it ended being 10% off if we used the Cater that owns our venue. They’re good is amazing too.
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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily ·
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    Neither? All food is included in our wedding package!
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  • Adara
    Devoted October 2019
    Adara ·
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    Neither splurge or save: we are getting a great deal with the venue I feel it is appropriately priced for a buffet dinner
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  • Tara
    Super November 2016
    Tara ·
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    Food is something people have a tendency to remember! We splurged a bit to have the slightly better meal options. We had a buffet station, a few delicious passed hors d'oeuvres, some extra desserts aside from cake and late night snacks at our wedding. I wanted the good food not just for us but for my guests! And people raved about it. My husband's company had their Christmas party at the venue we had our wedding at about 2 weeks after our wedding and the people that attended our wedding said our food was much better! I think if you don't plan to eat much or aren't much of a foodie, you can certainly save on the food.

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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica ·
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    Kind of both? Our venue is all-inclusive and that was the biggest part of our budget but when we realized how under budget we were after changing from an open bar to just beer and wine we upgraded to the middle package for food. We get more apps and main course options that way.

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    What type of food will you be serving? 😃

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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica ·
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    We haven't confirmed anything yet but we are looking at ahi tuna wantons, jerk chicken skewers, and mac and cheese croquettes for apps and chicken piccata, oven roasted salmon, and a prime rib carving station for the entrees.

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    That sounds delicious! Did you have a food tasting at your venue?

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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica ·
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    We haven't yet but that will be coming up soon!

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  • Leighanna
    Dedicated October 2020
    Leighanna ·
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    Hmmm. We want to have a taco truck. So I'm not really sure where that falls compared to other types of catering. We don't want a full sit-down meal. We will have a bride cake and groom cake...possibly some other finger foods (fruits, veggies, crackers, etc.).

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  • D
    Savvy October 2022
    Destiny ·
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    Probably save. But I might splurge just a LITTLE on the candy table
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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    I love the sound of a taco truck! Sounds delicious and definitely a crowd pleaser!

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  • Ashley
    Expert November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Both? It came in right at what we budgeted but the food we were able to pick is absolutely delicious and we were able to choose passed appetizers during cocktail hour.

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  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted March 2022
    Sweet'N'Rhodes Online ·
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    Order a pizza probably. Smiley laugh

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