I would love some input in appropriate staffing levels for a wedding with 100 guests. We are on a tight budget but seemed to be doing okay before my rentals and staffing quote knocked me down a notch! Our caterer is serving the meal at a buffet and we wanted to do a mostly self serve bar. Our venue sets up the tables and chairs, and the rental company quote included fees for delivery, set up, and tear down.
So, how much staffing should we need? The staffing company wants us to use two bartenders and thee wait staff. I made the choice to do a buffet and the self serve bar to help cut back on staffing so to me this seems excessive. I know we want helpers to bus tables and keep the bar stocked, cut and put out cake, etc. and I was hoping to have room in the budget for a day-of coordinator as well. Now I'm not sure what to do!