incorporating homemade food into wedding celebrations, and some of us have first-hand experience doing that to different degrees. But we were blown away by Forkable's Andrea, who catered an entire meal for 150+ people on a budget of under $1500, for her own wedding! Her solution? A gourmet sandwich buffet.
Andrea has chronicled her DIY wedding catering experience in a detailed series of posts on her blog, including preparation checklists starting four to six months before the wedding. Organization, she says, is the key to completing such a seemingly daunting task without losing your mind, and still enjoying yourself on the big day. There are tons of tips included in her step-by-step guide, which highlights her own gourmet sandwich bar approach. Here are just a few:
- Rely on food that can be made ahead of time and frozen. Her platter of roasted vegetables is absolutely stunning and looks no worse the wear from the freezer.
- Mix high-end ingredients like sliced prosciutto and fresh mozzarella with staples of ham, turkey and provolone.
- Enlist help. Lots of it. Offer compensation if the task is a large one.
- Make friends with someone who can buy wholesale.