Post # 1
Sorry for all of the questions lately! Just trying to get other people’s opinions. 🙂
I really love the idea of having mini foods at our wedding. Things such as sliders, mini hotdogs, mini grilled cheeses, etc. The wedding will be at 2 pm so I feel like it’s too late for lunch and too early for dinner (reception will follow soon after ceremony, maybe 30 minutes to an hour in between so we have time for pictures). So food would be served proabably between 3:30 and 4.
The problem is I don’t know how to make mini foods, and I don’t want any of my family or friends having to make foods (that can’t be made beforehand). I can’t seem to find a caterer in my area that specializes in mini foods.
So what does everyone think? Is there any way to pull this off? Is mini foods even a good idea?
What kind of food did you have at your wedding?
Post # 2
I think it’s totally appropriate for the time of day. Depending on what kind of facilities you will have to cook and serve from and how much help you will have, you can find appetizers and mini things at places like Sam’s and Costco.
Post # 3
We did it! We got married at noon and had a reception at 1. We had sliders, mini Chicago dogs, grilled cheese and reubens along with tater tots, mac & cheese, mini milkshakes, rootbeer floats and cupcakes. Our guests RAVED about it. Our venue was an upscale hotel (Sofitel) and we just ordered off their appetizer menu instead of lunch or dinner.
Post # 4
heatherdanyel: No caterer is going to specialize in mini foods, however any caterer well versed in weddings should be able to handle things like that. What you are describing is more like app size foods, so contact caterers and give them your menu ideas and see what they can do. Trust me, they get LOTS of requests for all sorts of things. It won’t be a new request for them. 😉
Post # 5
I love all things miniature and that sounds like a fantastic idea. Mmm
Post # 6
This is a fabulous idea, and I would be very excited about it as a guest! Granted, I would end up eating WAY more than I wanted to, because mini foods are so fun to eat (mini quiche is my weakness) … but I’d certainly leave happy!
Post # 7
we’re having mini lobster rolls as an appetizer at our wedding. my advice would be – don’t approach caterers asking if they ‘specialize in mini foods’ – because that’s very unusual. simply ask if they have ideas to scale down your favourites. our caterer immediately said ‘absolutely – i know a bakery that makes a mini brioche, i’ll use that with the same filling’ – they may have ideas on how to make your minis 🙂
Post # 8
Several caterers do this in my area and they call it an appetizer package.
Stuff like mini grilled cheese with tomato soup shots, mac & cheese served in martini glasses, sliders, mini quesadillas, fondue bites (sausage and a shot glass of fondue!), and all sorts of that kind of stuff. Someone in your area is bound do have it on their catering menu.
Also if your venue allows you could have a food truck come by too. That was a hit at the last wedding I went to.
Post # 9
heatherdanyel: We had a formal evening wedding- and still choose to go with smaller foods. My husband and I don’t like formal, stuffy dinners…..so we thought this was the best options. For passed appetizers, we had chinese cartons of mac and cheese, and some other things I don’t remember the name of….and then later, we had stationed apps. There was grilled veggies, tomato soup and grilled cheese- and many other things (we choose the food, though I barely got to eat and now I am having a hard time to remember. It worked out well, and the food– it was presented well. There was more than enough food to go around, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!