(Closed) Help with menu Ideas!

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

We are hopefully doing plated dinner, I think with chicken and lamb as mains (I don’t like seafood so we won’t be having any), and the venue we are looking at is able to cater to dietary requirements which is great because several of my relatives have food issues: coeliac, etc. So if you are doing plated I would make sure you have options for any with dietary requirements. Buffets have more options so you have less to worry about for dietary requirements. But they often have the line issue, and can only be out for a certain amount of time, and can be less formal. What sort of feel do you want for your wedding?

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I think it’s fine and reflects the taste of both of you 🙂 I would go for a buffet in that instance then

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m loving the Brunch buffets…bacon, eggs, pancakes, different scrolls, teas, coffees and all the other yummy breakfast type foods Tongue Out

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mnhix:  I don’t think it will be wierd at all…It reflects what you and your FI like, and thats what weddings are about 🙂

mmmm….alfredo pasta (might have to make some for dinner now)

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Our caterer used mostly seasonal items, so our menu was predicted (but subject to change). It worked out as he planned and was great!

Dinner started with a strawberry spinich salad followed by some fancy bird stuffed with cheese and some sort of greens with potatoes and aspargus on the side, followed by a chocolate/buttercream/berry wedding cake. It was AMAZING.

Advice: I was so nervous the day of that I didn’t eat a thing the entire day. When dinner came and I was finally able to eat, I wasn’t hungry anymore and skipped out on most of my meal. That sucked.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

why not an alfredo and some kind of chicken that is.. bbq-y?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Personally, every plated dinner I have been to, everybody is always left hungry. Offering buffet style allows the guest to determine what and how much they want. Especially with bbq and italian, that is such a great mix, everyone is sure to find something they love.

Here are just a few good ideas:

Baked Ziti 

Lasgna

Parmesan Chicken

Ribs 

bbq chicken wings

salad

green beans

 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Argh. It deleted what I typed. I’ll fix it later.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We currently live in Colorado, but neither of us is originally from here. Almost all of our guests will be coming from out of state and so we decided to give our guests a taste of Colorado with foods as locally sourced as possible. Some of the items sound a bit out there (elk, bison, trout), but the flavors are actually pretty normal.

Starters

Artisian cheese tray with Olathe (local) cheeses and Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy cheeses, flat-bread crackers, fresh fruits and berries, chutneys, and jams

Buffalo cocktail meatballs with red chili glaze and caramelized wild mushrooms

Elk tenderloin bruschette with arugula, roasted red peppers, and horseradish aioli

Turtle bean hummus with sesame crudite platter

 

Buffet (unfortunately, our venue isn’t conducive to a plated dinner)

Grilled wild-caught ruby red trout with new potato bacon hash

Bison tenderloin with garlic herb whipped potatoes

Colorado chopped salad with toasted sunflower seeds and choice of homemade green goddess, roasted green chili ranch, or buttermilk ranch

Grilled seasonal vegetables with french lentils and sherry vinaigrette

Olathe sweet corn au gratin with shaved asiago

Fresh-baked breads and breadsticks with virgin olive oil

 

Dessert

Wedding cake: Chocolate with chocolate Bavarian cream, coconut with vanilla buttercream, french vanilla with strawberry mousse

Groom’s donut cake: old fashioned maple, chocolate glazed, blueberry cake, cinnamon and sugar

Homemade double chocolate chip cookies

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are doing  plated dinner with the choice of either chicken (in a wine sauce) or beef. We are doing traditional salad and appetizers. I say go with what you like just keep in mind any allergies for anyone too. If you’re doing an afternoon wedding you could opt for brunch 🙂

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