Post # 1
I don’t want to call it a straight out Scottish wedding, but essentially it is. My fiance is wearing a kilt, we’re doing a handfasting, and other Scottish traditions to honor our heritage of our taken name, which will be mine. When we’ve talked about food we’ve always come back to Italian as we assume that with our catering options this will be the cheapest route. It occured to me when I was making dinner tonight (which was chinese – go figure) how strange it could be for us to do Italian with our Scottish wedding. I mentioned it to my mom, hoping she’d say “Nah. It’s no big deal.”, but instead she goes “yea I guess that is pretty weird”. So… Is it THAT weird?
Post # 3
i think its a bit weird. i think it would be one of those things that some of your guests may notice and think its odd – but if you have more food along the lines of Scottish fare, i feel like everyone would notice how much thought and detail planning you put into it.
Post # 4
I think it’s a bit odd, but it’s whatever you want. I’d honestly pay the extra little bit to get some Scottish food even if you have to cut back a little on the guest list or maybe provide less variety or something along those lines. Just be aware that the food has to taste good and appeal to the majority of people (I’d say sheep’s stomach/intestines is automatically out).
Post # 5
I think it’s fine. I’ve certainly been to weddings in Scotland that served food with an Italian bent!
I honestly think that you can honour certain parts of your heritage without saying ‘this is the sole theme of our wedding’. I’m trying to honour my Australianness in my English wedding by doing things the Australian way rather than the British way (the order of the bridal procession, for example), but I’m certainly not serving kangaroo steaks or anything like that — and neither would I if my wedding was in Brisbane, not London.
I admire some weddings that religiously stick to a single ‘theme’, but I don’t think they’re a must and I think that weddings that mix cultures can be just as enjoyable, if not more so.
Post # 6
I don’t think so. You should serve whatever food you want regardless if it matches your theme or not. Your guests should not be that nitpicky either.