This is a post in my Budget Breakdown series from my own budget savvy wedding. Read other budget breakdowns on BSB.
Catering- Miller's Grocery -$2,673.17
We used a local restaurant, Miller's Grocery, to cater our wedding. For this price we served enough food for 150. That's $18 per person WITH service, tax AND gratuity. They delivered the food, set it up in nice chaffing dishes, served and refilled as necessary, cleaned it up and broke it down for that price. We had grilled chicken and pulled pork barbecue, macaroni and cheese, loaded mashed potatoes, green bean almandine and baked beans. It also included a garden salad and rolls for everyone, as well as sweet and unsweet teas, AND 3 different desserts – red velvet, coconut, and snickers cake- which we used in lieu of a groom's cake. SERIOUSLY- Talk about a STEAL!!!! There is no way we could have gotten this quality or quantity of food for anywhere near the price we paid from a catering company, (especially with service included) and it's just as simple as that!
A family friend of ours made our cake as a gift to us. Everyone said it was the best cake they'd ever had! It turned out completely perfect and I was so happy with it! It was a 3 tiered amaretto and chocolate cake with the most delicious buttercream frosting. We wanted simple and I loved the little dots and our monogram on the cake… and I also just had them use flowers as a cake topper instead of spending money on something so silly.
Candy Buffet Total: $227.95
Candy-around 70 lbs for 150 people
Bulk Foods– $97.16 for
Lemon Sticks- 80 pieces
Banana Sticks- 80 pieces
Pina Colada Sticks- 80 pieces
Lemonheads- 10 lbs
Banana runts- 10 lbs
Butterscotch buttons- 5 lbs
Amazon– $64.79 for
Lemon Gummie Bears- 10 lbs
Banana Gummie Bears- 10 lbs
Pineapple Gummie Bears- 10 lbs
Gummie Grapefruit- 5 lbs
(When I ordered from Amazon, the gummie bears were buy one 5lb bag, get one free– so I got double the amount of what I actually paid for. Such a steal! And they were seriously the ‘freshest' gummy candy I've ever had- not stale like the stuff you get at the movie theater, haha)
Jars- I collected my jars over the course of a year and misplaced lots of the receipts, but I know the most I paid for one jar was $12, and that was the biggest one. I'd say I spent around $50 on jars, and I borrowed a few as well to keep costs down.
Candy Baggies- $6 for 200 at Party City
Labels- $10 for full page labels at Staples- I printed the label pattern on and used a circle punch to punch them out. My lovely MOH then stickered the bags for me.
(This works out to be $1.14 per favor since I had 200 bags… just in case you were wondering!)