Post # 1
Mozzarella stuffed cherry tomatoes
Bacon wrapped scallops
Mashed potatoes station
Spinach feta popper deals. Yeah, I have no clue on real name.
Eggplant parmesan stuffed mushrooms
Maple glazed, pecan crusted salmon
Orange herbed chicken – this is the one that can not be removed, it’s soooooooooooooooo good.
Bourbon buttered steak
Sides are winter squash, asparagus and cous cous quinoa salad deal.
Late night nibbles
Cheesy pigs in blankets
Mac n cheese station
End of night aka Snakey wants sugar rush
Fresh pumpkin doughnuts
Mini funnel cakes
Kettle corn sleeves
Next day fun
Grits station – I’m half Southern and DF’s family loves them
Cream cheese muffins
Creamy chicken and rice soup
Ham and bean soup
Mini sandwich stations
Post # 2
It might just be me but the mash potato bar during the cocktail hour seems odd especially given that everything else on the menu is finger food.
Otherwise everything looks good and I like the variety to cover all bases!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Cadillac mountain
Spanakopita? Not sure I spelled that right
also, I’d agree on the mashed potatoes. I LOVE mashed potato stations but it would be odd if everything else is finger food
Post # 4
Now to find another app or two. Or way to make mashed potatoes finger food.
Post # 5
That’s a ton of food. Sounds good! I agree about the mashed potatoes. Maybe move that to late night? I have seen sliders done elegantly and bite sized. Think Kobe beef and mini brioche buns?
Post # 6
I think poppers are a really “defining” item. They’re very casual food, there’s no way to dress them up, and they feel out of context in a more upscale or more formal event. They’re happy hour food, not wedding food. I’d replace them. Also there really is no nene to furnish lunch the next day unless your venue is so remote that there are no other options; if so, soup and sandwiches is a good choice but I’d ditch one of the soup choices; 4 is too many, unless you will have 100+ guests there. Personally I’d drop the ham and bean since minestrone has beans in it.
Post # 7
Moving the poppers to later. Also adding fries there and not doing the mashed potatoes.
Adding spicy ginger spring rolls for an app, not sure what else.
Next day is DF’s family normal. Is it required – no. But nothing other than an officiant/JOP, marriage license and two witnesses if not in a self solemnity state is required. With our families, there will be ~80% from at least 6 hours away, 65% from at least 12 hours away. So, thus, we’re doing the second day. Numbers are probably going to be around 400, so thus lots of options.
Post # 8
We did mini grilled cheeses with tomato soup shots at our wedding — it was a huge hit!
Not our photo, but similar to this:
Post # 9
That seems like a TON of food. How much time will there be between dinner/late night/end of night courses? Just something to think about since you don’t want to pay for all these courses and have them barely touched.
Post # 10
30-45 minutes, hopefully. But it’s a lot of guests, so want to have enough options for people who don’t like x.
Post # 11
I think that your apps sound great, but I will agree with other posters; the mashed potato station should be moved. I think it would be a lovely addition to the entree menu. Perhaps change your veggie to something a little more friendly…? I was considering smashed cauliflower but decided to go with sauteed veggies, so that way it appeals to more people. Since you seem to be having a lot of people, I think it would be something to think about… food for thought! No pun intended! 🙂
Also, maybe your caterer offers lollipop lamb chops, mini latkes, etc.? Or perhaps even a baked brie? We are doing a large wheel of baked brie with raspberry and apple chutney sauce and it can go a really long way because it is so dense!