Post # 1
My fiance and I have a small budget and decided to offer out guests Sticky Fingers (which for those of you who don’t know if a chain southern BBQ resturant) and we will be having BBQ sandwhiches, mac & cheese, potato salad, corn bread muffins, and cole slaw. When I say it out loud and type it up, it doesn’t seem like much. We can’t afford to do more but I can’t help but feel bad for not offering more.
Any one else with a similar menu? I know that most people have more than one meat option, it just wasn’t in the budget.
Post # 2
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
- 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
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
- Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!
I think that sounds great! We want to do the same idea. A big BBQ cookout!
Post # 6
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
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
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
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 # 10
Thanks for the idea on the roasted potatos! That is a great idea! I did forget to mention we are having two cheese trays and two fruit and veggie trays as well.
Post # 11
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
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
- 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
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
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!