One of our Smart Shopper readers needs your advice on where to buy party trays and other wedding food for a reception she is throwing for her daughter. Can you help?
Here is Janet's request:
"I'm planning a wedding reception for my daughter for 200 people. We are going to do (go purchase) the food ourselves. Can you ask your readers where is the best place to purchase (Sams, Costco, Harris Teeter, Kroger.....) ready made veg. trays, fruit trays, meat trays....... I'm interested is both good prices and good quality. We are thinking about serving the following along with wedding cake and punch:
mints/nuts (6 lbs per 100 people)
veg. tray (already made)
fruit tray (already made)
cheese tray (7 lbs per 100 people) or cubed cheese
fancy crackers for the cheese
meatballs in sauce
meat rolls (roll up slices of meat with a maybe a toothpick in it) or cubed meat (already made) or already made sliced meat sandwiches
mixed sandwiches (chicken salad, pinto cheese.....) (already made)
small rolls/buns (partially slices in two?) (depending on what we do with the meats : mustard and mayo.....)
chips and dips
Any and all comments and suggestions would be appreciated.
Congratulations on your daughters upcoming wedding, Janet!