Post # 1
I am tired of traditional wedding food!! Cold pasta and prime rib or dry chicken- don’t get me wrong- I am always appreciative of the hosts providing any catering at all, but I just didn’t want the same beef, chicken or salmon options!!!!
That’s why I was so happy to see our venue offer something a little unconventional!!!
They are providing a Mexican Fiesta Buffet- beef or cheese enchiladas, steak or chicken fajitas and a taco/nacho bar, spanish rice, refried beans…… might be a little messy, but fun! And I love mexican food- it’s actually a joke between my fi and I because he says I must be hispanic with how much I make it.
Just thought I’d share a neat idea. I don’t think they expected us to choose that for our wedding, but, hey, it was on the selection list!! And at $20 a head for 150 guests, I couldn’t say no!
Post # 3
I almost chose a mexican fiesta buffet! There were so many options to choose from when it came to mexican, but my mom/FMIL said they would rather have pasta. :/ Hopefully the pasta is amazing!!
Post # 4
Oh that sounds delicious!! As a guest at a wedding I’d personally like that more than the “traditional” options!
Post # 5
I would love that! I wanted something similar, and while my venue (also where i work) would have, my parents were not on board and I chose not to make than an argument.
It’s definitely fun and cost effective 🙂 You could do a lot with the bar, too – limiting it to just sangria or margaritas.
Post # 6
I never really thought about the drinks being part of the “fiesta”! what a great idea!
Post # 7
Yum! I’d be very happy to be served such Mexican delights certainly a nice change not to mention that I too love Mexican food.
Post # 8
That’s what we are having! FI is half Hispanic so it fits, plus I just couldn’t see us doing a boring fancy plated dinner. I can’t wait! 🙂
Post # 9
I think we are going to do chips and dip for cocktail hour because we have about a little over an hour to do photos. Do you think that will be cheesy? (LOL no pun intended!) I also don’t want to have to up my budget for extra appetizers.
I just want to offer something as appetizers, but don’t know if I should do chips and then a nacho bar. But I was thinking like tortilla chips (of course!) salsa, guacamole and sour cream and then open the buffet with the nacho bar at dinner?!
Post # 10
I freaking adore Mexican food. That sounds amazing.
Post # 11
@soontobemrsjohnnyb: I don’t think that would be cheesy (LOL) at all! Our venue offers assorted cheese, crackers, fruit, and cocktail shrimp (not very Mexican-y but oh well) for stationary appetizers. If they didn’t already have that included in the buffet price, then I would definitely do chips and salsa with guacamole, etc. Guests just need something little to munch on for a bit while they are waiting- I think it will be great! 🙂
Post # 12
We’re doing Mexican too! Chips and salsa along with bacon wrapped shrimp for the cocktail hour and fajitas/tacos with rice/beans/guac/salsa/etc for dinner! YUM!
Post # 13
Around here, you can totally rent a taco stand for your wedding. I would be sooo tempted if I wasn’t such a messy eater 😉