Post # 1
So currently I am having a 6pm wedding. I can either do
2)a salad buffet with items such as chicken salad, tuna salad, green salad, fruit salad, or
3)I can push the ceremony to 7 and have a dessert buffet. I have no idea what kind of food to do with this.
What do you think. We will be providing and making all food ourselves. We do have a LARGE family with several houses in the same area for storing the food. So my question is what buffet do you prefer and any additional items you would add to them.
Post # 5
I would probably go with option #1 or the dessert one. Only because I don’t any food that is mixed with mayo… chicken salad, egg salad, macaroni salad ect. So if the main substance food all had mayo I would only eat the veggies and fruit which wouldn’t bother me but the other options sound much more appetizing to me!
Post # 6
I would go with option 1 and maybe make some cupcakes or something?
Post # 7
We will also be having a rather large wedding cake! Thanks guys… so what kind of soup do you think would be best. And for voters of dessert buffet what kind of dessert?
Post # 8
Another vote for soup/salad/bread. yummy, + it might be easier to prepare, too.
I’d go for some kind of hearty soup–like something with beans or potatoes and fall veggies (turnip, parsnip, etc.), or some kind of chowder (corn?), or maybe butternut squash/pumpkin soup–something filling and fall-ish!
Post # 9
@Stillme: Thanks for the suggestions… I was really at a loss for what kind of soup to prepare.. And I think your right it would be tons easier to prepare as apposed to wraps.
Post # 10
I vote dessert – I think you could do a lot with a dessert buffet to tie it into your rainbow / candy theme! Plus, dessert is soooo yummy!
Post # 11
Soup/Salad/Bread. Potato soup would be amazing I think.
Post # 12
I think soup/salad/bread. And pushing it to 7 isn’t really late enough for a dessert reception. I think 8pm is the earliest that would be ok. 7pm is dinner time, so really, you’d need to serve what you are serving at 6pm!
Post # 13
Soup, salad and bread sounds yummy, especially in November.
Have you thought about having more than one kind of soup? Soup is fairly inexpensive, so I don’t know that adding a few varieties (instead of a lot of one kind) would really add to the cost. Maybe something like potato soup (which vegetarians could eat), something like chicken noodle or vegetable for those who only eat food they are familiar with (and for the kids) and then something more interesting….something you and your FI really like.