Tell Me About Your Food Options

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
6459 posts
Bee Keeper

Wow, that sounds pretty comprehensive to me. I don’t think you necessarily have to have more than that. The vegetarians can fill up with the sides. We haven’t decided on food but have thought about doing a fish fry since those are pretty popular in our area, and we have a lot of out of towners.

Post # 3
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

I think it sounds like plenty! In all honesty I think an enormous amount of food is wasted at some weddings. So many brides seem concerned that their guests will go hungry that they have too much food and way too many options. As long as you have some way to address food allergies and vegetarians then everyone else should be fine. We are serving cheese, fruit and veggie platters for cocktail hour. Dinner will be a buffet of tri tip, salmon, pasta, green beans, salad and bread. So while we are having slightly more choices we are not offering an oversized feast where a lot of food will go to waste. We wanted very good quality food that is locally sourced and organic.

Post # 4
3656 posts
Sugar bee

I’d switch-out one of the 2 starches for a type of fruit, to keep it more balanced. I loveeee… fruit, but don’t eat meat. 

Post # 5
950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

I think that sounds great! We want to do the same idea. A big BBQ cookout!

Post # 6
332 posts
Helper bee

PABride:  +1. What about a side salad, also? I can’t imagine that it would add a huge expense. I try to eat healthy, as I’m sure some of your guests do, too. So, usually in that sort of setting, I would choose the protein (sans bun) and put it with whatever veggie or salad option was available. I wouldn’t be able to find anything in your menu that would allow me to do that, and probably just would not eat at all. 

I always cringe a little when I go somewhere were the host is only offering super high cal, high carb and high fat options. Not everyone eats that way. 

Post # 7
1275 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m a pretty picky eater and I would have food to eat – mac & cheese and potato salad for sure, I’d sniff the corn muffin 😉 The only suggestion I would make is maybe a veggie tray or a side salad!

Post # 8
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

carrolltobee: I’d get rid of either the potato salad or coleslaw – both are very heavy, mayonnaise-laden dishes – and substitute a salad or fresh roasted veggies in its place. That’s a lot of really heavy food, and it would be nice to have something fresh to break it up a bit.

Post # 9
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Do your guests have any allergies? Some of those options are full of allergens. My brother, grandmother and great aunt would not be able to eat any of the food at your wedding because they are gluten intolerant.

If you have no guests with allergies coming to your wedding, then you should be good. I’d eat all of it but the potato salad.

Post # 11
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

carrolltobee:  ours is sort of similar.  We’re using Williamson Brothers BBQ which everyone raves about. Shredded pork or chicken, veggie burgers for the vegetarians & our sides will be mac n cheese & mashed potatoes. Price includes set up, clean up, table linens, sweet tea, unsweet tea, lemonade, & all paper products plus staff to make sure everything stays stocked. At the end of the night, they package it in to go containers if there’s leftovers & guests can take it home. It comes out to around $12 a person with taxes & tip.

Post # 12
195 posts
Blushing bee

I would add some small things if you think it’s necessary. Baked or roasted potatoes (baked potatoes can be done in a crock pot, and a 10lb bag of potatoes is like $5), maybe a salad, which I can’t imagine would cost more than $5-8 to put together yourself with grocery store ingredients). <br /><br />

But otherwise that does sound really yummy!

Post # 13
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

Cocktail hour we will have a make your own nacho bar.

Dinner is chicken, veggie, and potato with a side salad and bread.  Vegetarians will have a pasta dish.  

Cake and sweets/candy bar for dessert. 

Post # 14
4591 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ours will be a sit down, and each guest has the option of a stuffing filled chicken breast or london broil. Either choice comes with a salad, and a roll. The kids we have invited (all family) will get chicken strips, fruit cup and fries. I may have a few vegetarians, so I have an accomodation for them as well, and our venue is easy with that stuff.

Dessert will be either cake or cupcakes, haven’t decided what flavor or the type yet though. That’s on next month’s list! But, we may have some hershey kisses around our centerpieces on each table – either milk chocolate or pumpkin spice (for the Fall theme!)

Post # 15
245 posts
Helper bee

Salivating at all these menus! I think your menu is fine, I’m a vegetarian and would be happy with the options, but I agree with some pp’s about maybe substituting the coleslaw or potato salad with something lighter, don’t get me wrong I love heavy comfort food, but maybe not so much at a wedding when I’m probably wearing a tight dress!

We’re having appetizers & cava(smoked salmon blinis & duck pate profiteroles)on arrival, followed by a sit-down meal of salmon mousse terrine with smoked trout & sushi nori for starter, rack of lamb with honey thyme sauce, potatoes & vegetables & vegetarian thai green curry with rice noodles & cashew nuts as meat free option for the main, & strawberry bavrois(like panacotta)with fresh strawberries, ice cream & a glass of dessert wine, so hard pleasing everyone and I only have 20 guests!

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