- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
The time has come to confirm my menu, and what I thought I had all figured out, is now giving me second thoughts. We are having a multiple course dinner in lieu of one main entree. We will be serving a variety of gourmet pizza at the cocktail hour, then, dinner will start with regular size portions of salad and soup, followed by a plated trio of three appetizers (baby lamp chop with rosemary balsamic ju, stuffed mushroom, loaded potato and bacon en croute with chive sour cream) then a regular sized crab cake, and finally a larger cheese ravioli (aprox three bites). Wedding cake will be served for dessert.
I feel like this food is equivalent to the amount of food the venu serves in their entrees, but I am worried that large eaters may not feel full by the end of the night, or people who dislike seafood won’t eat the crabcake and be hungry etc. I obviously don’t want to spend a ton on extra food if it is uneccessary ( and I have this thing about wasted food, it makes me really upset ) What do you think bees? Do I definitely need more food? Should I add an entree sized course of steak with veggies instead of the crabcake? (If I did this I would also change the pizza cocktail hour to lighter fare; cheese, crackers, and baguette, with crudite and dip) Should I add additional appetizers to the courses with only one appetizer? Or should I add more food to the cocktail hour? (I’m thinking another casual but filling food like a french fry station that has a variety of dipping sauces)
I feel like I should explain the idea behind the multiple courses, and why I don’t want to serve just one larger entree. My Fiance and I will be sharing a course with each table. We will eat the first course at table one, the second at table two, etc. there are six tables, thus six courses. I thought it would be a nice way to ensure we get lots of time to visit with each guest, while not going hungry. The evening will be just like a long dinner party as there is not much room for dancing and I don’t think my crowd is the dancing type. As the dinner is going to take up most of the evening, I don’t think it would be a good idea to serve a “late night snack” because I feel like people will likely be ready to leave soon after the dessert course is served.
Your opinions are much appreciated!