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If it weren’t for Thumbtack.com, we might have never found a caterer.

While I was attempting to find a caterer for a reception with six people, Thumbtack appeared in my Google search results, like manna from heaven. After answering a few questions about the type of service you need, Thumbtack sends that information to relevant service professionals, who then offer you quotes with a price estimate, verified reviews, and a personal message. It’s free and super easy to use; I can’t recommend it enough! Within an hour after I sent my request, Thumbtack emailed me, stating a caterer was available and interested in working with me.

Right off the bat, Adam from Thyme To Serve was willing to create a customized, vegetarian menu at a reasonable price. (Mr. Wellies and I decided early on that we would have a vegetarian reception: I’m a vegetarian, Mr. Wellies eats vegetarian at home, and having a vegetarian reception keeps it kosher.) Adam’s enthusiasm was contagious. When he suggested a tapas-style main course, with eight or nine small plates, I was sold. Like Will’s dad on Will & Grace, I can make a meal just from appetizers. Once I told Adam what kind of food Mr. Wellies and I like, he presented us with these options:

  • fried ricotta puffs
  • broccoli bites
  • toasty pumpkin chickpea fritters
  • vegetarian spring rolls
  • baked tempura vegetables with miso-mustard sauce
  • avocado, cream cheese, and salsa puffed pastries
  • curried sweet potato chips
  • Indian spiced sweet potato patties
  • spinach and artichoke dip in wanton wrappers
  • crunchy roasted chickpeas
  • olive tapenade and guacamole with bleu cheese, sage, and roma tomatoes
  • French onion soup stuffed mushrooms

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Images via Thyme To Serve

It was like Adam had read our minds and listed all of our favorite appetizers. We get to have spring rolls, tempura, and spinach and artichoke dip at our wedding?! February can’t get here soon enough.

Were you able to customize your wedding menu? If not, how would you customize it, if you could?

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Miss Wellies

Location:
Philadelphia
Wedding Date:
February 2014
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    pocketfox 677 posts, Busy bee @ 10:28 am

    I’m a total meat eater, but your menu is making me so hungry right now! It sounds delicious.

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    cosmo_gmr 946 posts, Busy bee @ 12:31 pm

    Building the menu was one of the best parts of planning the whole thing! Our venue is famous for their meals so we knew we were in for a treat.

    In our country it is not much of a custom to have several courses meals, it’s catching on but not quite yet. So, we had an amazing food tasting of about 12 items from where we could put together the dinner that was going to be served. We chose 2 kinds of meat, 2 sides and 2 little bag made of dough with cheese inside, delicious. They also included 2 chocolates per seat, amazing!

    Your menu sounds absolutely delicious! I will try to find some recipes online! :)

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    Miss Wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:43 pm

    @pocketfox: Thank you! We’re very excited! :)
    @cosmo_gmr: That sounds so good! I hope you enjoy the recipes! :)

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1324 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:50 pm

    Sounds yummy, I love tapas!

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    cakeyp 2562 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:00 am

    It sounds delicious, but there are four other people you are serving (I guess your vendors?) Do THEY like vegetarian food?

    I’m no vegetarian, I love vegetarian food… nonetheless, I know many meat-eaters who don’t want anything to do with it. :/
    Hope it works out! :)

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    Miss_Mimosa 189 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:43 pm

    Although I am not a vegetarian your menu looks and sounds amazing!

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    jennyinstereo 306 posts, Helper bee @ 11:47 am

    Looking forward to new posts from you! Are you still around???

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    lolo0113 210 posts, Helper bee @ 12:59 pm

    @Miss Wellies: It’s almost your wedding day. I see that you comment on a lot of the boards. Are you not blogging about your wedding anymore?

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    kristen182 310 posts, Helper bee @ 6:46 pm

    What LoLo0113 said. You comment everywhere, where are your posts?!

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    aeroplaneoverthesea 41 posts, Newbee @ 8:39 am

    @Miss Wellies: I was wondering the same thing as these ladies! Was loving your posts.

    @jennyinstereo: love your picture!

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