(Closed) Menu Planning Drama~

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are serving chicken fettuccini alfredo and lasagna and having about 150 people.  But we aren’t DIYing it! We wanted both Italian and BBQ, but I was afraid of getting bbq sauce on my dress so we opted for Italian for the big night and BBQ for the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My friend had a BBQ style reception and it was delicious (though a little messy). They served BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, a bunch of different pastas, roasted potatoes and dinner rolls. 

Are you offering alcohol? They offered DIY beer, wine and soda. Her FIL acted as the bartender for the night and doled out glasses of boxed wine, beer (they had 2 kegs) and cans of soda. 

They didn’t have a lot of money to work with but what they did offer was great. Honestly, I’ve been to many weddings that cost $10, $15, $20K and my friends little $5K (I think they spent around $1500 on the food and drinks) BBQ style wedding was the best I’ve attended. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think they both sound like great ideas. I went to a weding that had a pasta bar and I loved it. You could pick the kind of pasta you wanted, along with different sauces and toppings.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Both ideas sound yummy. We’ve played around with the bbq theme.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Whoopsie Daisy: That’s basically what they did. Just lots of paper towels and wet wipes. I was a bridesmaid and none of us (the bride included) got anything on our dresses. They went through a local BBQ caterer. The caterer brought a huge grill and smoker and made everything on site. It smelt so damn good!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You might look into doing a pig roast. I know in my area we have a few catering places offering this as an option and it is actually less expensive than doing ribs or grilled entrees.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Whoopsie Daisy: Their wedding was a few years ago and I drank heavily that day but if I recall correctly, the caterer showed up and started grilling and smoking everything a few hours before the ceremony began. We ate dinner pretty early into the reception and everything was fresh off the grill. I’m sure the salads (pasta, mac, potato, etc) were made earlier that day but everything else was made on site. 

It was a Mom and Pop caterer. They didn’t offer anything but actually cooking and setting up the food but my friend hired a few kids from her church to go around and clean up the plates after everyone was done. It worked perfectly. 

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