Re: My wedding in July
Posted by Dayle on 4/1/2011, 10:30 pm, in reply to "My wedding in July"
potluck reception |
A Potluck reception is not impossible, please see the link above. Sort of like an old fashioned wedding reception.
In July the major problem will be keeping the food from spoiling and arranging a drop off prior to the wedding where it can be kept either cold or hot at food safe temperatures. I really feel it is only a potluck if everyone brings the dish that they want to make (not one that you are asking them to make). You could however request main, or salad/veg.
You will still need lots of people helping out in the kitchen. How many people is the reception for?
: I plan on catering a pot luck type dinner at
: my reception. I have decided on making
: chicken marsala on a wild rice bed with
: veggies and a nice crisp side salad. But I
: was also thinking of a meatloaf dinner
: entree as well, for a choice. I want to hire
: servers because when it comes to potluck
: dinners at my church, by the time the kids
: get through the line, the food is gone by
: the half way point. My question is how do I
: ask for specific foods to be prepared? Do I
: give them a recipe to follow so it comes out
: the way I am expecting or do I allow the
: preparers to make it their way? Also, should
: I have other desserts available or would the
: cake be sufficient? We are not serving
: alcohol at the reception, so how do I serve
: beverages without being to tight on amounts?
: I think individual soda cans would be way
: too expensive, even liter bottles. Should I
: have pitchers of sparkling punch on the
: tables? I want it to look nice, but not be
: too expensive. I am a mess at this sort of
: thing. Any help?