Post # 1
We have decided to have our rehearsal dinner at the hotel where we are having our wedding. They have a private room they use for events but waive the fee since we are getting married in the same hotel. We have the option of a plated dinner, buffet, or stations. However, the plated dinner would only be 2 options which is exactly what we are doing the next night at the wedding so I want to offer my guests more options for the rehearsal dinner. So, I’ve decided buffet would be best.
Now the problem…our coordinator said we can choose items off the catering menu or they can create a custom menu (ex: they are providing a hotdog bar for an upcoming wedding since the groom loves hotdogs). So I’m trying to think of some creative ideas.
My first thought was a mashed potato bar! I think this would be awesome.
I’m also thinking about having crab cakes (my fav!) and some kind of chicken or beef (need ideas for this).
They also have an Ahi Tuna station that sounds amazing!
I’m thinking about having a salad bar…or should I just have them pre-made and they can serve those at the table?
Anyone have any ideas for buffet foods that aren’t typical or bland. It will be for about 30 people btw.
Post # 3
where are you going on your honeymoon?
let’s say you are going to caribbean, your FI is Italian, and you are Japanese.
Then you could do a Japananese station, Italian station, and Caribbean station.
What about your favorite foods?
An Asian station, mexican or taco station?
Post # 4
@ajillity81: we’re honeymooning in the mountains so not really any specific type of food lol
We don’t have any distinct ethnicity but we love all kinds of food, which makes it hard! I guess I’m just worried about having typical buffet food with blah flavor. Maybe a jerk chicken? That might be good
Post # 5
While we would LOVE jerk chicken, crab cakes and ahi tuna, thats a very hard menu to sell…. alot of people dont do seafood, and some people dont like spicy….. annoying right?!?! i think a chinese bar would be awesome. you could do some ahi tuna/sushi and the have a make your own bowls, with like rice, lomein noodles, veggies & chicken or beef.
Post # 6
@Roxygirli05: Yeah I guess I’ll stick to a more well liked chicken dish. There were some options on the menu that I didn’t know what it was so I’ll have to ask about them. I really want to keep the crab cakes because I love them and most everyone that will be attending loves them too (I know all 30 ppl personally). Not sure if we’d even do the Ahi Tuna station because of the price, it just sounded good lol.
So now I’m back to crab cakes, mashed potato bar, and a salad lol
Anyone have any good chicken dishes at weddings lately?