Chik fil A = reception food?

I am on a low budget and feeling almost helpless for food because there are few caterers around here willing to work with our small budget of $1800 for 100-150 guests. I am thinking about just ordering catering from chik fil a. It's good food, and I know tons of people will enjoy it, but I just don't know if people are going to look down on me. What do you think? Is it tacky? I am running out of ideas, here, and I'm getting very discouraged. :(

Re: Chik fil A = reception food?

  • CvilleClaireCvilleClaire member
    500 Comments Third Anniversary
    edited December 2011
    I would think a barbeque caterer would be much more fun and have a little more variety. Have you looked into the bbq joints?
  • edited December 2011
    I agree. I think bbq would be better than Chick-fil-a. 

    A really easy DIY idea is pasta dishes. You could get the buffet servers from Walmart, and do a couple different kinds of pasta like a ziti, alfredo, and mac & cheese. Then have a salad and bread option.
  • Avion22Avion22 member
    2500 Comments 5 Love Its
    edited December 2011

    My fiance would LOVE chick-fil-a.  I have to admit that I had no idea that they catered.

    I guess I would have to say that it depends on how formal or casual your wedding is.  If it's a backyard or casual wedding, then I think it would be fine. 

    However, I think a BBQ joint might be better, or even any restaurant local to you (a lot of itialian places cater, mexican places, etc).  Where are you? 

  • edited December 2011
    I would look into having Farm Fresh or a grocery store.  You can get a bit more variety and still have really yummy chicken tenders!
    Plus, I think they also make more attractive serving platters and can provide staff.
  • edited December 2011
    While Chik Fil A is oh-so-yummy, I dont think it would be a good reception food.  Like PPs have said, I'd look into some of your local BBQ joints, or even local restraunts that offer catering.  You can get a great deal on really simple things, and even make some of your own dishes.  No one will ever know!

    Where exactly are you?  It would help us a little if you offered up a city or something.
    Wedding Countdown Ticker BabyFruit Ticker
  • Savanna111911Savanna111911 member
    Third Anniversary 100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    are there any catering halls in your area?  There were a few in my hometown that could do meals (not a whole lot of variety but like a buffet with 1 meat, 2 sides, salad, and a roll, tea and lemonade) for like 12 a person. I think Chick Fil A could be fine, but you also might try looking at bbq places.  
    Follow Me on Pinterest
    my read shelf:
    Savanna Funkhouser's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
    Image and video hosting by TinyPic
  • kimtrick1kimtrick1 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    I'm actually ordering Chik-Fil-A for my reception, so my vote is YES. Go for it. It's your wedding. I want to be married outside in a casual ceremony, and I have a super small budget. I'm excited to cater Chik-Fil-A, I'm not going to lie. :)
  • edited December 2011

    I do love me some Chik-Fil-A.  I guess I could see it if it was dressed up nicely and you were doing something super casual but it is limited on options .  I agree with the PP though.  Maybe Red Hot, and Blue would give more variety or the pasta idea would work.  What city are you in?

  • brigitparkbrigitpark member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    I love love love Chik-fil-A.  who cares what other people think! its your wedding and you can do whatever they want.  If you want BBQ famous daves cater too! Good Luck!
  • OK GIRL! Do what you and your fiance want! Do give a crap what people say on here or in person! It's yalls day if you want chickfila or five guys. Have it!!! The people who come to your wedding should be coming for you and to celebrate with you not judge what food you have. It's about how you feel on ur wedding day!!! Heck for my wedding im just thinking about having a dessert bar, my cake and appetizers because that's my budget. But now that i'm thinking about it chickfila sounds good too lol Have a great day!!!
  • prloveprlove member
    10 Comments First Anniversary
    I know this is a really late posting, don't know if you are married yet, but you should try Boston Market.  They will give you a variety and when they set up the buffet it looks amazing and expensive... but isn't!  They have a ton of packages and you will get the elegance you want.  Also... if chick-fil-a works for you then I say do it!! :)  What matters is that you are married and your guests are fed. :)
  • My FH and I are having Moe's Southwest grill cater ours because it is one of our absolute favorite places to eat ever..... ranges from 9-11 dollars a person....and I don't have to do a separate vegetarian option!
    <a href="" title="Wedding Dress"><img src="" alt="Wedding Countdown Ticker" border="0"  /></a>
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards