Post # 1
Hey everyone, just need an opinion on our food plans so far. We are doing all the food ourselves and I’m trying to keep both cost and preparation time managable all while providing enough food for our guests. Here are my ideas so far:
1. Cheese & Cracker trays & fruit trays as finger food before the actual meal
2. BBQ brisket (my dad is smoking it & freezing it until the wedding) with rolls or buns
3. Leaf salad
4. Veggie, fruit & Cheese trays
5. Pasta salad or potato salad
6. Pie instead of cake.
The reception starts at 3 pm and we’ll eat somewhere around 4 pm. I don’t expect many people to stay past 7 because the wedding is on a Sunday. There is no alcohol either per my dad’s wishes. Do you think this is enough for a meal? We want to keep it as simple and inexpensive as possible. Thanks for your feedback!
Post # 3
@ColoradoGirl: Sounds like enough food to me! Assuming you have enough quantity-wise for all of your guests
Post # 4
I would maybe add baked beans in case someone doesn’t like potato/pasta salad… that gives them another true side option besides a leafy salad and a fruit/veggie tray. It all sounds great to me, though!
Post # 6
any options for people who don’t eat beef or any meat?
Post # 7
I think that’s lots of variety, as long as there is enough quantity! You could do a selection of bar desserts (cookies, brownies etc) instead of pie as they are prob cheaper to make and less messy? Maybe cookies with your initials on them or something?
Post # 8
@Brideonabudgetlauren: Oh for sure! I feel like there’s enough variety in my plan to keep most people happy without driving me crazy trying to get everything done. I think instead of buying veggie, cheese & fruit trays, we’ll probably buy everything separate and assemble them ourselves.
Post # 9
@lolaswann: I hadn’t thought of that. I think we only have 1 cousin who doesn’t eat meat as far as I know. We might need to consider that though.
@little_d: The pies are being made by friends/family for us. That way it adds a personal touch and we aren’t spending an arm & leg on them. Instead of bringing a side dish like they usually do, I asked for pies!
Post # 10
Cool- that’s perfect then!
Post # 11
I think it all sounds good unless you have any guests who won’t eat the meat in which case there isn’t too much left for a vegetarian (though obviously they wouldn’t starve)
ETA: whoops just saw that was already brought up. if it’s just one person I’m sure they’d be fine with the side dishes and dessert.
Post # 12
Sounds perfect! If I were you I would select potatoe salad though, you can easily make this one or two days before – I always find that pasta salads doesn’t do as well.
Post # 13
I don’t think it’s enough variety– really you only have one main course, the brisket. I’d add a few whole smoked chickens, or maybe some link sausage, since those are easy to do and not terribly expensive, and round out the sides a bit more so that there’s more variety and enough substance for any vegetarians or those who prefer a little less meaty of a meal. Tortellini salad would work really well.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Definitely enough options as long as there is enough of everything for everyone
Post # 15
@ColoradoGirl: Oh that is definitely enough! Especially because its sort of an afternoon BBQ affair. It sounds delicious and more than enough! Don’t fret
Post # 16
@fishbone: Oh I like the idea of a tortellini salad!