(Closed) What to serve

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

will you have enough help with the food to get this done? I have to be honest with you, I’d be concerned about holding the food done for two days. I’d be too nervous! Your room looks cool. Could you maybe hire one or two people – even friends parents, church friends, similar- to sort out the food the morning of?

The gap after ceremony – is there anywhere you can use as a cocktail hour setup, while someone clears and moves tables/ will you have enough (dance)floor space to not need to move tables?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Frist, it is a beautiful venue!

With the food set up you are descriping, I’d be tempted to time the ceremony and reception to just do light appetizers and cake.  If you can’t afford to bring in a caterer (and I bet a BBQ or Tex Mex place could cater pretty cheaply), I would not attempt to put together a full meal 2 days ahead of time.  If you have a mid afternoon or late evening ceremony, you won’t need to worry about feeding your guests a full meal and it will be easier to manage.

Wraps would be okay, but if you assemble them 2 days in advance they will get soggy.  Do you have someone who could assemble them that day?  What about a meat/cheese tray from a grocery store (assuming someone could pick it up the day of or late the day before?  Is there a chicfila nearby?  I know that seems funny, but the chickfila nugget party platters are always a huge hit.  Chips and a variety of salsas in pretty bowls would work.  A big green salad is a great idea, but you won’t want to dress it ahead of time. 

You could consider some “build your own sandwich bars”, and leave out sandwich fixings for people.  (I’d do the squeeze bottle condiments if you went this route.

If you do mayo based salads, be sure not to leave them out of the fridge long.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yeah, a light evening buffet/ appetizers and cake etc would work well – give you extra time that day too.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Oh, and a dessert reception at 7 pm is PERFECTLY fine!  Just be sure to mention it on the invitation so that guests know what to expect.

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