Post # 1
Although I am not engaged, I have been actively brainstorming ideas so that when we do get engaged, I am on the ball with planning. We anticipate marrying on June 21, 2014, so I do have a fair amount of time.
Anyhow, I was thinking about the buffet menu for the beautiful, classy, and some-what-rustic outdoor wedding I intend to have. I know that I want the food to reflect my and FH’s taste and background. He is from NM and everything is served with green chile. I am Italian, so my Mema’s famous sauce must be featured.
Without further adieu, my dream menu:
Mixed green salad with a vinegarette
Green Chile Bowties and Cheese (Groom’s choice)
Mema’s Rotini and Meat Sauce (Bride’s choice)
Mamie Squash (Squash and onion sauteed and in butter then simmered with condensed milk and garlic… trust me this is to die for)
Rustic rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter
My other grandmothers and his grandmother will also showcase desserts on our dessert buffet.
What do you think? Do the items work together?
P.S. FH’s Aunt, an amazing cook, has agreed to cook our menu the day prior.
Post # 4
@ABCrissy: You’re really getting onto the planning early if you are all the way up to menu! If food is really important to you and future FI, then that is totally understandable 🙂
It sounds yummy to me and sounds like you’ve put a lot of thought into it – but don’t get disappointed if things change once your SO pops the question 🙂
Good luck and happy waiting 🙂 xx
Post # 5
@ABCrissy: do these things go together? Not really, in my opinion. It’s a VERY carb-heavy menu. Of all the items listed, I think the rotini and meat sauce ‘goes’ the least…but removing it would mean you have no protein.
The weddings I’ve seen that incorporated the bride and groom’s diverse tastes the best generally split the courses…like, junk food (wings, Mac & cheese) for cocktail hour and ‘fancier’ food for dinner, or different ethnic food stations. That said…choosing a menu is soooooo far down the list of decisions when planning a wedding – you need to figure out your budget, venue, and guest list first!
Post # 6
@ABCrissy: sorry but I don’t think this menu is very good at all:( with your wedding being a while away I think you will soon realise that your menu just isn’t diverse enough!