Post # 1
HE is a food lover/cook and I just love to eat! I think we are going to have a buffet but only 3 items. It costs more to have it served I believe. I dont want the food getting cold and being “wedding” food. We both want something delicious for our guests. We both love BBQ,Mexican,Italian but he said no to all that. I said comfort food for our winter wedding, like mac n cheese and he said no. He is very very picky. He said Lemon chicken mash potatoes and carrots YUCK! Lol I love chicken but think its boring and who says all the guests will like lemon or carrots??? How do we agree??
Post # 3
What kind of food would you have at a winter wedding? It will be formal but not black tie and about 50 guests, some kids included. I am gonna do chicken fingers and fries for them I think… easy!
Post # 4
Your FI’s menu is more typical of a wedding…that might be a good thing. Those dishes have more universal appeal.
Post # 5
Think about what your guests will enjoy eating. Most people say the bride and groom don’t eat anything (which is ridiculous). Also keep in mind that you have a wide variety of people who will all like different things so try to find something that they will love. It really doesn’t matter what the food is as long as it is palatable to your guests, since that is one of the things many people say they remember most about a wedding is the food. Is there any way you can compromise?
What do you and your guests generally eat in the winter? It doesn’t have to be the exact same menu that every catering company insists you serve your guests.
Post # 6
@Selene221: I know we will be eating! FI said who wants to walk around and talk to ppl while eating?! Good point right? I dont know. Alot of them are big eaters(his friends and mine) I just dont see a piece of chicken filling them up. I am sure this will be our weekend project!
Post # 7
Another thing to look into is asking the manager at your favorite restaurant if they cater. Most of them do with no problem. They will give you a huge spread of food (more than 3 items) for way less money than a wedding caterer will and you already know what the food is like (which is often better anyway). That way, you don’t have to worry about guests going home hungry.
Post # 8
Ours isn’t really going to be that formal, but we’re going to do italian beef, pulled pork, and a baked pasta. We’ll also have a few sides, but I dunno what ones, as well as a salad bar.
Not sure if any of those really help you out!
Post # 9
@Selene221: We have to go through this one caterer because they include the table set ups and dont have the money to rent it. I would have to hire staff to serve and clean up on top of that! Easier this way and cheaper:) But thank you very much. This company is right around the corner from the venue and very very good reviews!
Post # 10
@cherryblossomlove: I know you said only 3 items but I always think hot potatoes and cold everything else is great for a buffet, less worrying about it getting cold. Just an idea.
Post # 11
@ladyartichoke: Being winter we want warm things and having a nice warm dinner is more ideal for an evening wedding but thank you!:)
Post # 12
@cherryblossomlove: I know you have a caterer chosen already, but have you looked at menus from other caterers? It might give you some ideas that you haven’t thought about. We did this and then went to our favorite caterer with our ideas and they helped us tweak it a bit.
We are having stations at our wedding, and we thought about having a rissotto station. That would be great for a winter wedding.
I think of soups and comfort foods for winter. What about some type of pasta?
Post # 13
I personally think all of your options sound better, but it is his wedding too so a little comprimising is needed. Have you considered doing one or two traditionl options for a sit down dinner, but have themed hor devours stations? Or do a buffet with one of his favorites and one of your favorites for the main entrees?
Post # 14
Maybe ask him if money was no object what would he choose?
This way you can get a feel for where he is going?
Truthfully though if BBQ, Mexican, Italian and comfort food are out I would like to see what he comes up with!
That all sounds delish!