Post # 1
So we finalized our menu this week. We are doing sort of a southern themed buffet because we wanted to have good soul food at the wedding. It’s not healthy, but I think it’s gonna be damn delicious. The menu is:
Guinness Battered Jumbo Lump Crab Bites with a Homemade Remoulade Sauce
Mini Tomato Bruschetta Rounds garnished with Melted Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Hop N Johns garnished with Sautéed Bacon and Onion
Fried Oyster Po-Boy Shooters with Shredded Lettuce served with a Black Pepper Aioli
Pre Set First Course
Crisp Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken and lemon parmesan twists
Sautéed crayfish with a selection of fresh veggies in a spicy tomato sauce served over fluffy white rice.
Corn breaded filet of catfish with traditional tarter sauce served alongside traditional cast iron corn bread and honey butter.
Marinated Loin of Pork
On-site grilled marinated loin of pork carved to order with spicy aioli, fresh rolls and a side of peach and mango chutney.
Southern Fried Chicken
Petite southern fried chicken served with biscuits and pan gravy.
Southern snapped beans with bacon
Hush puppies with a country herb sauce
Fried green tomatoes served with pan gravy
So I am totally psyched for this and I was talking to my family about it at a party recently and my aunt came up to me and just made this awful face and said “You’re serving fried chicken? At your WEDDING?” and she scoffed at me and walked away. Totally burst my bubble. I mean, it’s not like we’re serving buckets of KFC here!
So help Bees… what do you think? Is this like the tackiest wedding menu in the world or would you be psyched to be at a wedding serving this food? I was feeling and now I’m feeling . Help!
Post # 3
Please invite me to your wedding. I promise to eat all the food your guests are too “high class” for.
But seriously, your menu sounds fantastic!
Post # 4
Um can I say the apps and the crayfish sound simply amazing? Oooh yum! I don’t like fried chicken, but I know a bunch of people do. So I think people will be all over you menu because you aren’t doing the tradish wedding menu.
I second an invite. I will totes eat all your food.
Post # 5
I think it’s wonderful! As for your aunt…*sigh*. Weddings can apparently cause a severe disconnect between the head and the mouth for some people. You know it’s going to be fabulous, so just make her eat her words! ….and the fried chicken 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks ladies. I needed that. If she wants rubbery chicken francese like they served at her daughter’s wedding she can get some take out from the hotel on her way over. 😛
Post # 7
Yummy!!!!! I’d totally eat these if I were invited!
Post # 8
I think as long as the food is good quality and there’s enough of it, you’re good. That menu sounds absolutely delicious.
Unfortunately, a lot of people, especially in the older generations, have this pre-conception about what a wedding should be. Both of our moms, for instance, were confused by things like stations vs. seated dinner, not having all-white decor, etc so we had to talk them through all of these decisions. Of course, you can’t explain your rationale to all your guests, so you might have to deal with some negative feedback. You could say something like, “Yes, we’re going for a southern-themed buffet – who doesn’t like some good soul food?”
Post # 9
Yum! I’ll come to eat the food. That’s a ton of options.
Post # 10
Comments like these is why I tell people (esp family) that our wedding details are a surprise! I don’t think chicken is tacky. And just reading the apps made my mouth water!
I’m having spaghetti why… because it is my favorite meal in the whole world and if someone doesn’t think that it is classy enough then they just can sit there and watch the rest of us lick our plates! 🙂
Post # 11
@vintage2010 Who doesn’t love spaghetti! That sounds awesome. 🙂
Post # 12
Some people really, deeply think that any deviation from the norm (in this case, rubber chicken with starch wedding menu) is an afront to All That Is Holy In This Universe. It has nothing to do with your menu, because it sounds incredibly awesome.
By The Way, I also have this aunt. My favorite of her shenanigans was “innocently” pointing out the tattoo my cousin had covered (slightly imperfectly) at her wedding to my 80+ conservative grandmother.
Post # 14
omg, woman, those appetizers sound so good – if i were your wedding guest, I’d appreciate a heads up before your dinner so i wore an empire waist dress to hide my full belly after dinner! haha. Don’t listen to anyone – the menu sounds fun and yummy (which is most important, no?)
Post # 15
@monitajb – that is so lame! Sometimes I hate my relatives. I don’t look at this marriage as my parents gaining a son. I look at it as me losing 99% of my family and replacing them with his.
Post # 16
In my hometown, fried chicken is EXPECTED at a wedding. If you serve something other than fried chicken, people think you paid too much for your food.