Post # 1
So we have friends doing our food. We are not going to have a serious cocktail hour, and our tent for the reception will be about 10 steps from our ceremony set-up. Age old question — do you think this is enough?
While we’re taking pictures, we’re going to have out finger foods:
- fruit platter (kiwi, pineapple, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon)
- veggie platter (broccoli, carrots, peppers)
- cheese and crackers
For dinner, we’ll be doing a buffet:
- chicken breasts with italian seasoning and breadcrumbs
- pierogies in butter
- baked ziti
- a yet to be determined veggie
- rolls and butter
Wedding cake for dessert. Water and iced tea during dinner. Coffee with cake. Thinking about a cookie buffet, too. S’mores and alcohol at the afterparty.
Do you think we need some kind of plainer potato option like mashed or scalloped? Would you add another veggie?
Post # 3
For cocktail hour-
I think you run the risk of running out of some things but I don’t really think it matters. We had a similar spread at our wedding and I think most of it did run out after maybe 30 min or so but I don’t really feel like you need to feed guests dinner before dinner so as long as you’re cool with that I think its fine.
I think its fine! If you put out mashed potatoes people will eat them… but I think what you have is plenty.
Post # 4
@Amaryllis: I think what you have is ok. I hate those elaborate cocktail hours that stuff you before the dinner comes.. then you cant enjoy the dinner! My wedding is pretty formal but I am not going over the top.. there will be about 4 (5 tops!) passed appetizers during the cocktail hour and then they will have their elaborate meal for dinner.
Post # 5
I think what you have looks great… what about twice baked potato halves that you could make beforehand and then head up before serving?
Post # 6
@MrsNeutrino: That’s what Gram keeps saying about the food — don’t stuff people before dinner!
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: I kind of hate twice baked potatoes. I’ve had them at two weddings and they are never good. My friend is the one who suggested scalloped potatoes, so I am sure he’d manage them ahead of time. He is a chef by trade, so I am supremely confident in him on this. 🙂
Post # 7
@Amaryllis: Ooooh, scalloped potatoes are always yummalicious! 🙂