I'm new to this forum, so first off I apologize if I've posted in the wrong place. I'm planning a wedding for next spring and trying to figure out if we can afford a "real venue" and/or pull-off an at home wedding for about 110. I'm a foodie and a pretty accomplished cook with experience doing parties in the 60+ range. So some of the sourcing (grass feed, farmers market) matters to me and I know I need help, but the budget precludes the going rate for a full-service event in LA, or at least the fancy ones. Can I ask a caterer to do some of the dishes and the service and set up; and I supplement it with some of my own? Will this insult a professional? Put their insurance at risk? One of the things I'm considering is ordering heritage pork tenderloins and preparing them sous vide two days before. I'd ask the Chef/catering to finish them off on my flattop (double griddle on a Wolf range). And have them provide sides and and maybe some addl. appetizers or desserts. I'd like to have a seafood station for before dinner. A local fish store provides shrimp, sushi, ceviche, etc. platters. I can figure out quantities and storage and transport issues. But need help with attractive buffet set-up, etc. So the bottom line question is can I ask someone to work with me in this way?