I'm reluctant to give up this idea, even though I've heard it can be more expensive than we can afford!
Have any of you used a caterer that does "family style" dishes placed on the table for people to pass around to each other? Any good deals on caterers in central/western MA, or CT? We'd like to have the reception location somewhere between Boston and CT, and are somewhat flexible about that. Our budget is $15,000 for 150 guests, AND we want open bar (beer, wine) so a caterer that doesn't provide alcohol/allows us to bring our own/has a great deal on booze would be helpful too.