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3pm Low Budget Wedding Reception
Lee-Ann
04/16/11
Please Help Me. A family member is getting married, they have no $$$. They are planning on serving Thawed Out Frozen Veggies w/dip, Potato Chips, Wedding Cake (donated by church), & Sparkling Grape Cider. They are expecting 50 - 75 guests and hoping they will dance to CD's. I feel I need to help them, guests Will Not Stay for this reception and I am not made of money. Please Help with EZ and Inexpensive ideas. It is Greatly Appreciated! Thank You
ellen
04/16/11
OK, the best bet here is a dessert buffet, because you can start baking and freezing cookies and bars (brownies, etc) NOW and have a big assortment by the wedding day. Look online for cookies that freeze- most do, and many Christmas cookies do. You want to have 1 per person for about 6 different kinds.

You can make some cheese logs with cream cheese and small amounts of regular cheese- about 10 pounds would be right for this size crowd- and about 8-10 pounds of really good breads, sliced in baskets.

Skip the frozen veggies- ick- spend the money on fresh fruits (preferably) or veggies. Perhaps a local outlet does some mark down fruits? Or negotiate with some guests to donate a couple of watermelons and make fruit trays with watermelons, grapes, maybe strawberries.

Make them a good punch- see the punch thread- you need about 5 gallons.

ellen
04/16/11
This i. a nice thing you are doing. I have done the same.

A big tray of hummus is an option if you are in an area where it is popular.

 
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