Vietnamese-American wedding

posted 3 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
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3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@missvyvy:  I feel your pain.  I’m from Laos, and I ended up having 2 weddings–an informal outdoor “American” wedding BBQ and a Buddhist blessing ceremony in a hotel on the following day.  Honestly, it was the easiest way to accommodate both groups.  The Asian side will be looking for the 5 courses and restaurant-quality meal, and it’s somewhat easier, especially if you have a big family.  Out of towners and immediate family were invited to both.

If you’re going to have one big combined wedding, I would pick your two favorite Vietnamese dishes or the most neutral ones, like Bo Luc Lac and Caramelized Pork with Ginger, add some Goi salad, and have it as a separate section on your buffet.    Do you have a good Vietnamese restaurant that could do a large takeout order?  Worse come to worse, you could make the Goi beforehand and just dress it and add shrimp at the last minute.  Bahn Cuon is also pretty good at room temperature.

Post # 4
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9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@missvyvy:  I had a Vietnamese-American wedding. Luckily, where I’m from, we have good options of Vietnamese reception halls where it isn’t tacky looking and the food looks appetizing. This was the menu we used. It’s the typical Vietnamese wedding food here.

  

Post # 5
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615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Spring roll/egg roll appetizers!

meat platter 

like roast duck and the bread that comes with!

you can have the fruit tray at the end too!

Maybe do Vietnamese appetizers family style, r u doing plated or buffet?

Post # 6
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477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@missvyvy:  I also did not want my wedding reception at a Chinese restaurant (all my parents’ friends’ kids have done this, including my cousin).  For mine, we found a caterer who could pretty much make almost anything, and anything deliciously.  So we were able to pull together a mix of Western/Vietnamese foods.  Here are just a few items that were served during cocktail hour and dinner.

  • Banh Cuon (cut in half)
  • Bacon-wrapped potatoes
  • Lychee in Asian spoons with fruit sauces
  • Cowboy Antipasto (basically charcuterie)
  • Indonesian Chicken Sate with peanut sauce
  • Asian Pork Loin
  • Roast Chicken
  • etc, inc polenta, quinoa salad, green salad, sauteed veggies

I’ve only received compliments on our food, even from my picky sister!

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  I love Bo Luc Lac!

Post # 7
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239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Since my fiance is not Vietnamese (non-Asian), I decided to serve a westernized meal (chicken or fish).  We are also planning it out of state, so I’m just trying to simplify everything and have the venue do all the catering:)

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