Post # 1
We are catering the food ourselves and are planning on having a fairly simple lunchoen reception. Our main food is just going to be deli style sandwiches, and were planning on pasta salad, fruit, and maybe some pickles and chips. Is this “enough”? We will also be serving wedding cake. Do we need another side dish? Thanks Bees.
Post # 3
what time is your wedding and reception?
Post # 4
I am thinking I would want some vegies and dip.
Post # 5
@bestbuddies: I agree.
Veggies and dip would be good and/or maybe a real salad with lettuce and the option to put some protein on it (like grilled chicken breast) if people don’t like sandwiches?
Post # 6
Since it’s a lunch reception I think you have a good start. I would definetly add a regular salad in there as well though.
Post # 7
@KatNYC2011: agreed with what she said.
I know not everyone likes sandwiches and pasta salad, so I think having more (cheap) options like salad and veggies and dip will ensure that guests don’t go hungry
Post # 8
Maybe have a fruit tray with strawberries, fresh pineapple, orange slices and such?
Post # 9
I’d say also get a cheese tray/deli meats/cheeseball with crackers and/or a few trays of squares/two-bite brownies. Plus fruit. Because not everybody wants to eat a sandwich.
Post # 10
Deviled eggs would be a yummy addition! I like them with grainy mustard and dill.
Post # 11
I’d also get some small pizzas
Post # 12
When we were planning our picnic wedding, this is the list we had:
BUILD-YOUR-OWN SANDWICH BAR:
- asst’d breads/bagels/croissants, etc.
- asst’d meats (chicken, turkey, roast beef, ham, salami, maybe tuna salad, etc.)
- asst’d cheese (cheddar, gouda, havarti, cream cheese, etc.)
- asst’d vegetables (lettuce, sliced green pepppers, red onion, tomatoes, avocado, etc.)
- asst’d condiments (butter, mayo, mustard, pickles, salt & pepper, etc.)
- greek salad
- green salad w/asst’d dressings (caesar, vinagrette, ranch, etc.)
- poss. veggies & dip
- asst’d fruit (poss. fruit salad, poss. fruit & dip – chocolate, yohgurt & caramel)
- poss. candy bar/desert bar (cookies, squares, cake pops, etc.)
Post # 13
Some little pastries, tarts and or quiches could go down well. If you get ready-rolled fylo pastry, you can make a whole variety of simple fillings for them and all the need is bakingi n the oven. A few ideas are:
Caramelised Onion and Goats cheese
Tomato and Mozzarella
Spinach and Gruyere
Tomato, olives and oregano
Ricotta, pea and Salmon
Post # 14
@butterfli_beauty: you may want a little more variety. potato salad, grilled veggies, veggies & dip, lettuce salads (greek, caesar, toss), dips (hummus, roasted red pepper, artichoke)
i like the idea of having a build your own sandwich buffet with a variety of meats, cheeses, toppings and condiments (this can be more expensive)