Post # 1
It is so much easier to do cheap yet classy food in the spring/summer. ex. tea sandwiches, picnic/ bbq theme, etc. paper plates, etc.
Do you have any ideas for a winter wedding to keep costs down? winter seems so much more formal and it’s hard to save $$$ 🙁
Post # 3
I don’t know how formal of a wedding you’re planning on having, but what about a soup/stew/chili buffet? You can have a bunch of different soups, stews and chilis and have bread bowls and various toppings to go with them. Maybe even different types of grilled cheese to go with tomato soup? Also, stews made with interesting meats like rabbit or deer. I had AMAZING bison chili in Wyoming. Stews and soups are usually pretty cheap to make since they’re mostly water, veggies and lower quality cuts of meat. They just take a long time to make. Toppings can include sour cream, chives, croutons/crackers, different cheeses. Omg I’m getting hungry! haha
Post # 4
Baked potato or mashed potato bar?
Post # 5
Start with a hearty soup- it will fill people up inexpensively. Butternut squash or pumpkin soup, or roasted tomato
Mashed potato bars are very trendy now- and couldn’t be less expensive.
Mac and cheese likewise
stew with freshly baked buns
chili- really inexpensive if you make it meatless
Do you have any capacity to preserve some of the items? You could stock up on tomatoes when the price is low in the summer and freeze, dry or can them.
Post # 6
Pasta dishes are great for making ahead and freezing.
We got married Thanksgiving weekend and so we didn’t want poultry -so we decided to do Yankee Pot Roast served family style. mmm
Post # 7
Let us know how formal your wedding will be. Also, what are you interested in…appetizers, main dishes, sides??
Since your wedding will be in December…the best meals that come to mind are home cooked meals that a mom would make and family-style eating as well.
Post # 8
it will be around 60 ppl.
thanks for the suggestions so far… i love the soup bar idea!!!
Post # 9
Turkey, Ham, Green beans, Stuffing, mashed potatos, mac and cheese.
Post # 10
For me, December says lots of pumpkin, squash, and similar soups and pies. Lots of cruciferous veg… cauliflower, parsnips, swedes, turnips and sprouts… honey glaze the parsnips in particular. Goose should be easy to get… get a few of them roasting. Apple and pear crumbles and stews, preserves, sauces and jams with cranberries. Kale and mushroom pasties. Rabbit and venison stews. Nom nom nom…
Post # 11
@AGTbee: I second this idea. A buffet of hearty soups/stews, served alongside a great crusty bread basket, a big green salad, and maybe a cheese board would be great for a winter wedding, and refreshingly different from the standard wedding fare.
Post # 12
Rock out the comfort food. Its comforting in your belly AND your wallet.
Post # 13
I like the idea of turkey and ham!
Post # 14
I also am looking for a good menu but honestly I think bc this is soooo close to Xmas and Thanksgiving I am staying clear of ham and turkey…. they will be eating leftovers anyways so ppl might be tired of that. Just my opinion. I do love the baked potato bar and stews!!!! Great idea! Comfort food for sure! Pasta is our choice as of right now. But we have not even booked our caterer:/