Brainstorm: When you think of a Foodie Wedding…

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

For me a foodie wedding would have lots of choice – like sharing plates or food stations instead of traditional sit down. Maybe local and seasonal ingredients and style. Also food favours! Wish all weddings had edible favours haha! 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

sfp:  I think of really unique concepts. Most guests hope for decent food so to be a “foodie” wedding you probably need to go above and beyond those expectations and really deliver an experience. For example, I went to a bridal show and this really high end caterer had mini pizzas (no bigger than my palm) in customized pizza boxes being delivered by a guy on a bicycle. Over the top but totally one of those WOW experiences!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

When I think foodie wedding I think really good food that isn’t the normal dry chicken, steak and vegetable lasanga. It could still be those three things but presented uniquely or mixed up or modernised.

Fresh ingredients, flavour and spice and some unusual I wouldn’t normally order dishes. If you had food stations I would imagine them set up like bakery, market place (with build your own salad offerings with unusal lettuce etc), dessert bar etc.

I also think that the food would be greater than the decorations. So less flowers and centrepieces with the food taking the place of them.

For example this is an example of steak and potatoes that I would associate as foodie.

 

Or a gaggle of food trucks serving a particular cuisine. For example a paella truck, a churro truck, a tortilla truck all washed down with sangria, beer and wine.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

when I think foodie, I definitely think of an amazing plated meal rather than a buffet or food stations…something with fresh ingredients and a certain flair, like you would expect from a top restaurant! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

To me it would mean many foods I have never tried before… Cupcake flavors I’ve never thought of trying like a chocolate cupcake with bacon bits lol, a mixture of fruits and veggies in food that are not normally seen, maybe “fusion” foods where you combine two cultures in one meal… If the caterer is sticking to set foods then I would say go crazy with some fruits or go crazy with cupcake flavors…. it would an inexpensive cool way to be a foodie! I know if I went to a wedding that had a red bean cupcake or salted caramel cupcake is be excited to try it! BTW I consider myself a foodie so  sad you can’t bring food trucks to your venue! 

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Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

When I read your OP, my first thought was for your favour. You could have a recipe with secret herbs and spices sachet attached, or jar of mix for a secret recipe cookie/muffin with a cute tag attached.  My friend received a jar of cookie mix for her family’s choc chip and peanut cookies, with cute kitchen string and a tag with instructions. Super cute!

Given that you love to cook, instead of a traditional guest book, you could ask your guests to write a copy of their favourite family recipe for your own recipe compendium, with their names and a message. 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Ooh! I’m having a cheese wheel cake as well as my wedding cake (cheese for me, cake for him). It’ll be decorated with fresh figs, strawberries, dates and grapes as well as some flowers, and have an accompaniments station with a variety of crackers, fruit spreads etc beside it. Mmm… cheese…

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

sfp:  As a foodie, the food was the most important part of our wedding (FH is a chef).  We are having 6 tray passed at cocktail hour and a four course dinner. Four different flavors of wedding cake.  If our budget was unlimited we would have also had a dessert bar and midnight snacks, but getting married in Southern California is too damn expensive.  My best advice is to pick a venue that allows you to bring your own food or that you know for a fact has great food.  It doesn’t matter if you have a lot of food if it isn’t good.  Make sure you taste before you sign.  As for invitations and stuff, were not doing any food related decor.  No need, the food speaks for itself.  

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m such a foodie too, and if I was incorporating it into a wedding, I’d want a ton of different stations. I love to try little bits of various foods. Maybe you could do ‘around the world’ stations and have interesting (but somewhat safe) cuisine from each continent? I think that would be a blast. You could do this for the whole meal or just for apps.

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