Post # 1
I’m worried about the tone I am setting for my upcoming wedding. My plans are to marry in a garden/woodland preserve with a reception at a lodge. My casual menu will be as follows: chicken salad stuffed croissants, chips with dip, wings, spicy meatballs, and trays of fruit/veggies. I will have an almond/pecan cake with maple icing, vanilla cupcakes, apple pie and cheesecake. For drinks: punch, tea, soda, hard cider and wine.
My colors are peach,blush,gold,cream,ivory and pops of green. My music will be similar to the likes of Phoenix, Rooney, Daft Punk, Ray LaMontagne, Clams Casino.
Should I eliminate or tone down (floral centerpieces and colored linens) decor to match the casualness of the food and venue? I want cake and punch vibe and worry that beautiful tables will leave guests expecting more from my menu.
Also I want a 5:00pm ceremony and 6:45 pm reception. Would you think wth?
P.S. I have 35-40 guests planned
Post # 3
I think you need more food options honestly. But the rest sounds good.
Post # 4
Do you have any veggie options?
Post # 5
I would try and at least add a pasta dish or something if you are planning it over dinner. Your food options aren’t ones that I think of as being universally appealing so while I don’t think you need anything extravagent homemade or storebought pasta in some trays would go a long way. I think you should keep your decor as is if you can do that and afford to add a little more food. If not tone the decor down and add food because if you have a ton of fancy decor and limited food guests may feel jipped.
ETA: If your reception was at say 3pm your food would be perfect for an inbetween meal time situation
Post # 6
I just don’t think that’s enough food options. I see a lot of finger food snacks but not enough things that I would consider as a meal.
Everything else is good!
Post # 7
@DaringGreatly14: To me that sounds great. That’s how I kind of picture my wedding to be, around the same amount of guess, casual and fun, but beautiful. Maybe you could do colored linens with simple centerpiece if you’re worried about it. Just make sure you have enough food even if it’s “casual” menu.
Post # 8
@AlwaysSunny So far I have vegetable trays with ranch dip in mind. I’m open to any suggestions.
Post # 9
I have family helping on both sides and I’m trying to marry every1’s vision. I like the idea of the pasta dishes.
I appreciate the input guys:)
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I don’t think flowers would generally clash with the theme of a casual garden wedding! Just because it’s casual doesn’t mean that you would have to cheap out on romance. 🙂
Post # 10
Sounds like fun! You do need a more solid option for the vegetarians, though. And when you say 5:00 ceremony, 6:45 reception…are they at the same location? Will there be something for the guests to do in between?
Post # 11
DaringGreatly14: I think it sounds laid back, and comfortable, yet very classy and fun! I can sort of picture it in my head and those colors sound like they’ll be great. Food choices sound tasty too!
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
Keep the decor! But I agree that any vegetarian may struggle with that menu. What about a pasta salad?
Post # 13
There is nothing wrong with going light on the food – except, for when you are hosting your event during a meal time. I’m sorry but this just isn’t emough for for dinner time. you have two options 1) serve more food or 2) more your reception to an. Earlier Time, like 2:30 so that guests will not be expecting a large meal.
Post # 14
DaringGreatly14: where / when’s dinner? It sounds like apps only? Any bubbles to toast with?
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle
definately need to tone your visual with the taste and vibe.. Simple but effective table designs would suit and help the flow of the evening..