I know that this is such a small thing to worry about compared to the thousand things I should and could be worrying about but I’m frustrated over this baby shower.
I don’t believe in the idea that someone else needs to throw my shower for me. I like to be in control. I like to design and plan. I am not going to force someone else to shell out thousands of dollars to throw me a party. So my husband I are hosting our own. Just like we will pay for and host our own wedding.
Nobody in our friends and family group has a space large enough to accommodate a baby shower and we don’t feel comfortable asking someone to give up their home anyway. So we are booking a venue.
So far, the venues we have heard from require you use their caterer. Fine. Whatever. What I DID NOT KNOW is that these caterers won’t just make whatever you want for your menu. They have pre-set menus that you have to select from. And I can’t quite wrap my head around the idea of spending $1000+ for a venue and $1000+ for catering to not have exactly the food I want.
I am reasonably content making all of the food myself if I were allowed. I just need to find a way to cook all of the food fresh and in time. Thankfully, most of what I want I can make ahead of time and store. But supposedly I’m not allowed to do that at these venues and now I’m very frustrated.
Has anyone experienced this either with their shower or wedding?
Not looking for negativity and judgment. Just understanding and solutions!