Originally Posted by txbrideinmexico
I don't know if anyone else has figured this one out since it wasn't communicated very well, but for an extra $10 per person you can get a buffet menu for the reception. It appears to have a lot more food. This is the same as the extra charge to do soup and salad so if there is as much food as a buffet usually has it should be well worth it. I know some prefer plated dinners, but we wanted to go with variety and quantity and don't mind people serving themselves.
Also the cocktail hour thing is BS, but I think since we have open bar coming right up I'm going to opt to save the money there. Half of our guests will be taking pictures at that point anyway...
Also, for photographers we booked Sascha Gluck. He has great reviews on here and the examples of his work in the the chapel are gorgeous! I guess I shouldn't post his price here but I thought it was pretty reasonable. He charges by the hour and you get a certain number of prints for each hour with that price. I also priced out Del Sol and while they do lovely work it was a bit out of my price range.
Did you choose the buffet option? I was told i had to have a minimum of 50 guests, and it would be an additional $30/ per first 30 guests, then $50 for the remaining 20+. I was interested in the buffet as my family and friends are big eaters. Until I heard the price I completely shut that option out. Please advise if you were told addition $10/per person for buffet option.