we'll see how it goes, but if there is even one pot-luck dish, i will be excited...some of our friends are amazing cooks! as far as the catering goes, i resigned myself to adding it to the budget. well, here's where the italian miracle part comes in: my dad offered to not only pay for the catering, but the alcohol as well! my dad being the conservative, catholic italian man has had a hard time accepting this "gay daughter" thing...but what an amazing turn around! we were not expecting our parents to help with the weddings at all, but what a wonderful gift!
i enlisted a friend, who is just starting her catering business (more on that later) to help out. i want to keep it as organic and local as possible & i'm really excited to see what she comes up with.
as far as alcohol goes, patty & i aren't really drinkers ourselves, but we thought we should provide for the guests. i ordered some organic wines & beers from northern california & sent them to my brother & my dad to do a "taste test." we also ordered an organic prosecco (an italian bubbly made in the region where my family is from)...we'll see what my dad thinks. so we will have a red, a white, a beer and prosecco. buon appetito!