I am thinking of catering my own wedding!!!
Looking for advice sugestions etc
Things to note
People at least 200 large family!
I own my own restaurant which is bout 400 meters from my venue so access to profsonial kitchen and all the trimmings that come with it
Space for the volumes etc
Staff if needed
We are renting out local hall i want a back yard style feel to it.A marquee is not an option as the weather is too unpridictable... i want that laid back vibe tho
I want to do a self serve buffet style food
Have desert table
A 2 piece local band
Plenty of free booze flowing or in iced large buckets dotted around the hall
Dont really want formal sit down meal with speachs my fiance is super shy and the idea of propper formal wedding makes him want to run and hide!!!
looking for food that hold well so that people can eat, drink and dance as they please... super casual! I hope.
Also my nagging perfectionist side comes into play... should i opt for paper plates plastic forks?.. save the clean up? ...but using ware is also soooo much better to eat off of and nicer!
Ive million ideas but firstly i wanna know is it worth all the effort ....for my wedding i think it is , but i also have never been married and i donno if it will affect me and my abilities as a chef. i also know that i am able to work great under stress/ pressure with ease and confidance ....i just dont know will i be as confident on my wedding day! So much going on!
I will hire a chef the day of wedding and some serving staff maybe 5
Long winded thread i know but would live feed back its all very early stages yet ...any advice will be great
One crazy lady