- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
To get a little background for you all, I am catering my own wedding for 90 people with the help of both set of parents (in laws and blood related) and the help of my bridal party. We are having a buffet/cocktail reception and have hired waitresses for the evening to fill up any empty platters, clear rubbish, fill drinks etc etc. We designed our own menu and due to the reception space (it is outdoors, half under a marquee, half out in the open- if the weather goes to plan) we do not have access to alot of power for heating equipment etc and the only item on our menu that can be served warm is our spit meat (an experienced friend has kindly offered to look after it all day for us, and it requires only a fire underneath).
We were aiming for somewhere between cocktail and buffet, and slightly fancy.
So could you please tell me, if you were a wedding guest would you like this menu? Wuld you be impressed? would you eat it?
We have about 30 vegitarians, so i tried to include alot of that, and two or so gluten free guests. Our ceremony is at 4PM so people will begin eating from 5 onwards, so it is essentially dinner and desert. Our reception is themed as Alice in Wonderland/Mad hatters tea party, so we tried to ass a few things that would go with that too!
Please add any suggestions for recipes (that are easy, can be cold, and that people will eat!)
*What we are having pre made for us:
Subway platters/catering: Three platters (possibly four), one and a half vegitarian
Woolworths anti-pasto platters X2 (possibly three,they say they feed 10 people each platter)
Woolworths cheese selection X2 (possibly three, they feed 8-10 people)
Sushi-mon sushi: 200 pieces, mixed sushi, some vegitarian
What we are making ourselves:
Salmon and mint and fetta roll ups
Sour cream and lemon devilled eggs (also doing a few different devilled eggs, so feel free to add suggestions)
mini quiches or various flavours (we are concidering buying these pre made if possible)
cooked bacon roll ups
Brushetta breads (avocado, tomatoes, olives, lime etc), theres plenty of different ways to do these so again, feel free to make suggestions
julienned veggies (presented in small plastic shot glasses with a ‘shot’ of different dips at the bottom)
Scones with jam and cream
another assortment of crackers and cheeses
brownie kebabs (skewered brownie bites, strawberries, blueberries and marshmallows)
about 300 buttered and non buttered dinner rolls
20-30 kilos of assorted spit meat
Cheesecake stuffed strawberries
90 mini chocolate mousses displayed in mini honey pots
red toffee apples
home made vitamin waters (presented in those large mason jar dispensers)
Red velvet and white chocolate gnache wedding cupcakes topped with chocolate dipped strawberries dress as the bride and groom (this is our wedding cake)
have i covered all bases? suggestions welcome!