What food do you like at a reception? Help

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m a fan of crabcakes, juicy chicken, appetizers, both hot and cold that have textures like crunch and creaminess and spice and sweetness.  I just made myself hungry!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Steak! Generally a mix of American and Italian food is always good 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hot and plenty are my only requests!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Something identifiable.  lol  I tend to be wary of dishes which consist of chopped up whatever covered in bits of stuff buried in gravy or melted cheese.  

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@mallo:  I like cocktail hour the best! For some reason those little appy’s are so good, and you get to try a little taste of everything. As far as main courses go, the most important thing is that the food is cooked correctly. I’ve been to too many weddings where the food was over/under cooked and it was not enjoyable. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

It has to be good and plentiful. I will try anything so long as it is good (not too disgusting-sounding, so no bugs or haggis) and if it is good, there had better be enough of it. I get cranky when I’m hungry, and so does FI; you don’t want cranky guests at your wedding.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I like simple foods that I can tell what they are. I’m not so much a fan of “fancy” dishes where the main meat has other stuff piled on it.

Are you doing buffet-style or a plated reception?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I prefer a good variety of lighter fare to sample from rather than heavier, what I guess would be considered more “traditional” wedding dinner food. Wanting to fall asleep after dinner gets in the way of the party mood for sure.

In general I am also wary of anything drowning in sauce, it always makes me think there is something to hide.

@zumbaista:  These posts must be making me hungry but haggis is actually (and surprisingly) fantastic! I am a vegetarian but I would always make an exception for a good-quality haggis on a special occasion 🙂 It is so good on top of a baked potato!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@mallo:  Something vegetarian! I like Italian – pasta, lasagna, etc are very filling.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mallo:  I like foods that are made to order to your liking, such as steak, lamb and seafood.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@kestane:  I’m not saying I wouldn’t try it. I would. Just . . . when I’m in an adventurous mood. Which is generally when I’m in t-shirt and jeans, not dressed up for a wedding (for some reason, dressing up makes me less adventurous).

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Just to.share my last wedding adventure… nothing was.labeled!  Not cool! It was very elegant at one of tge nicest hotels in town and was like a buffet style but with wait staff. It was very fancy fare but i heard so many whispers between people seeing if they knew what something was. Some things erred on the side of I-dont-know-what-this-is-so-how-do-i-eat-it-properly. I think I ended up with a side salad and a roll along with something that was definitely chicken but had a red sauce. I’ve eaten across a lot of cultures with my militarydad and felt totally lost… iI couldn’t wait till dinner was over. 

 

I second those who said simple. Get too out there and people are hitting up a drive thru when they leave. Consider your local and age groups. Time of day is important as well. I’ve seen bees on here do brunch with fruit, muffins, and a breakfast type bar and I’m in a wedding next week where it’s more like a big party with a bon fire, hot dogs, bbq, and smores (basically a big party). She is mainly having younger guests and we are all riding our horses in.

What type of wedding are you shooting to have? 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Something I wouldn’t necessarily eat every day (if it’s just some plain old lasagna or chicken parm, come on that’s boring)…

Something not too heavy (I don’t want to overdose on creamy mushroom sauce! And I love a good fish entree)…

Some real veggies (not just potatoes! something green! and a nice variety of veggie too, not just one boring little caesar salad)…

Variety in general, both in the appetizer selection and entrees. I always prefer buffets.

 

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