Unconventional Catering?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is having Indian food at a wedding a good idea?
    It sounds great! : (91 votes)
    81 %
    I don't think enough people like Indian food for it to work : (21 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i don’t think this is too out there at all.  it is your wedding, do exactly what you want.

     

    Post # 4
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    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love the idea. I wish I was invited.  You said there will be the standards; bread, veggies, chicken (just with different seasonings), nothing that is too out there. You are requesting that it be made mild so all can enjoy (and it sounds like most of your guests enjoy those flavors to begin with.)

    It sounds like the food you listed is that which others will like, and its something that is not the same thing as every other wedding. Hey, maybe someone will even be suprised at how much they like Indian flavors, and there are always those you can’t please, so you just shrug off their complaints.

    Post # 5
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    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I think its fine! I’m a whimp when it comes to spices, but if it’s mild I’m okay. I’ve been to a few Indian resturaunt buffets and always have been able to find something I really enjoy eating. Also, you said you will have some plain chicken and fish with sauces on the side which I think will give enough people the option to just have that if they’re not feeling too adventerous.

     

    Post # 6
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    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I will be honest, I was reading the beginning of your post and holding my breath… but when you listed out what your full idea was, that sounds good!  I like Indian food, but some of it can be unapprochable, but you looked like you picked very approchable dishes.

    I would suggest having signs discribing each dish for people who are not versed in what it is. Tandori chichen, while delcious, looks very odd…

    Post # 8
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I was also expecting something really wacky when I first read the title, like that thread where the bride wanted to feed her 100 or so guests with just poutine via one single food truck… 😛

    No, Indian food is great!  And DELICIOUS!  I think you should go for it.  In fact, both weddings I went to this year had Indian catering, although it’s because wedding #2 was a full-blown Indian wedding, and wedding #1 involved a Chinese bride whose family’s from India. 🙂

    Go for it and enjoy!!! 😀

    Post # 9
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    dude yum I love Indian food. I’d be SO excited to go to a wedding and find out that they were serving Indian or any type of theme other than the typical wedding fare of ceasar salad, dry chicken or fish, and a roll.

    Post # 10
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    10489 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Someone asked something similar a while ago.  I’m not really a fan of being surprised that way, but I’ve had bad reactions to Indian food and I don’t know the specific cause.  I have a low spice tolerance so it was a fairly mild dish(es?) that cause the problem.  Swelling to the point where you’re vomitting and having issues breathing isn’t fun.

    The plain chicken would be enough to keep me happy though and I would be able to eat some of the dishes as well.

    Some info on your website might help for people who don’t like food surprises.

    Post # 11
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    8592 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d love it, it just depends on your crowd but it sounds like it would be fine with your group.

    Post # 12
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    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would be really really disappointed.  

    Post # 13
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    477 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I am digging your idea – go for it!

    If I were your guest (I’m not Indian), I’d be pleasantly surprised and captivated.

    Post # 14
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    8418 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would be super excited if I got to a wedding and smelled samosas lol.

    Post # 15
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    2395 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Regular wedding food is SO BORING and usually terrible.  I think this sounds amazing!

    Post # 16
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    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I think that as long as you have plain, simple options (basic chicken not covered in spices, plain rice, etc.) for the non-adventurous, you should be okay.

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