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Beginner November 2021

How to feed 110 people on a $2500 budget

Dwight, on April 18, 2021 at 9:37 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 20
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Could someone help me with this issue?

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Latest activity by Dwight, on April 19, 2021 at 11:38 PM
  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    Is that just your catering budget or your budget for the whole wedding?
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
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    That's roughly $20 per person, which my be difficult depending on your location. Just practically speaking, think of where you can go out to eat where a full meal costs that. BBQ is usually pretty cheap, as is Italian and Mexican.
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  • Dwight
    Beginner November 2021
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    So what is a decent healthy menu that would feed approximately 110 people and how much do you think it would cost?
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  • Dwight
    Beginner November 2021
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    Catering budget, but if if will cost more could you share with me a healthy decent menu and how much it would cost for approximately 110 people?
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
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    Some of it will depend on location. I would reach out to caterers or your favorite restaurants and get price quotes. I live in a high cost of living area, so catering tends to be minimum $100 per person for dinner.
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  • Michelle
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    Nearly all restaurants provide corporate drop off catering very inexpensively and you can manage that with no issues. You will have to have a buffet setup with staff hired from Thumbtack.com though. However you will get better tasting food and larger quantities through the drop off service than through a specialty wedding caterer.
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  • Dwight
    Beginner November 2021
    Dwight ·
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    So I thought that when people come to a wedding reception they didn’t have to pay...
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  • Michelle
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    Since this is an international forum there is no way to predict. You have to go online and look at restaurant catering menus and call them for info.
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  • Dwight
    Beginner November 2021
    Dwight ·
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    Thank you I appreciate it.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Guests shouldn’t pay anything. That price plus extra fees is what the bride and groom pays before the wedding day.
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  • Dwight
    Beginner November 2021
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    Oh...ok I see🙂
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
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    They don't pay. The bride and groom pay the cost, but most caterers break it down into per person costs.
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  • Rosilus
    Devoted May 2021
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    Two words here "you can't".

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  • JM Sunshine
    August 2020
    JM Sunshine ·
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    Pizza and salad? Taco bar?
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
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    Hey Dwight, if you have your wedding at a non-mealtime (like 2 pm), it’s acceptable to just do a short “cake & punch” reception after. It can literally be cake & punch. Or light appetizers or meat & cheese platters with a dessert bar. Basically, you don’t have to offer a full meal.
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  • Catherine
    Devoted March 2023
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    Olive Garden
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  • Alyssa
    Devoted October 2023
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    A local restaurant by me has a taco bar with salad option that's like $12/person.
    The BBQ place I'm looking at is about $18.
    Depending on where you live the budget is possible, but it probably won't be super fancy and will be buffet.
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  • Dwight
    Beginner November 2021
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    Thank you this helps us a lot.
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  • Dwight
    Beginner November 2021
    Dwight ·
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    Thank you for your assistance that’s a good option.
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    $2500 for 110 people will be very difficult to do. I second Pirate and 60's Bride's suggestion about having your reception at a non meal time and just offering dessert or light appetizers. If you do want to have it at a meal time, I would look into large chain restaurants that offer catering. Just remember to factor in tax and gratuity into your total.

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