(Closed) Which catering menu for an afternoon indoor/outdoor reception?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which menu?
    Menu 1: Tea party style : (18 votes)
    45 %
    Menu 2: Classic buffet : (18 votes)
    45 %
    I dunno both yummy! : (3 votes)
    8 %
    you're doing it rong : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Honestly, I wouldn’t wait as long as possible between apps and the meal. That would get me upset. Just serve the dinner at 3. Anyway as for your food, it all sounds really cute but its not my taste. But I’m a picky eater. If you know your family will enjoy it then that’s what matters. Lunch/ early dinner to me is a sandwich soup and salad. 

    Post # 4
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    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Well the buffet style would b more filling but both sound yum

    Post # 5
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    2566 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I liked the tea party options better, but it wouldn’t be as filling of a meal.  However if this is going to be in the afternoon and your wedding ends earlier your guests can get a late meal on their own.

    Most of the buffet option sounds good too, and is more of a meal, but I didn’t pick it because mushrooms are the only thing I don’t like.  But I’m sure lots of guests would like that option!

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I like the tea party one best!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think the tea party thing is a little feminine for my tastes, for a wedding. It more what I would think of for a shower.  So I voted classic but I really like the meal section of the tea menu, if you could make sure it wasn’ dry.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I thik I have to vote classic menu — seems more filling and if the wedding is at 2 I bet a lot of people will be skipping lunch so they will want more of a meal (at least I would be since by the time I shower/ dress/drive to venue etc I would probably need to either grab something small or I would just hope there was food soon)

    Post # 9
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    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Tea party!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I can’t decide haha! They both sound really good. I love the sandwiches in the tea party one… and there seems to be more meat in that one than the traditional (which may be more filling). I would be happy with either.

    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @JenGirl:  +1 on the feminine part

    I think the classic one has much better options and the fact that the wedding cake is better – that’s huge to me.

    ETA:  I, too, wouldn’t wait too long between apps and dinner.  It’s cocktail hour because it should only be an hour long.  I think people expect that.  Unless you have a very heavy cocktail hour (which I’ve been to weddings like this before and it’s basically like a buffet and you get stuffed from cocktail hour), I don’t understand the desire to wait longer than 1-2 hours. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I agree- serve cocktails, appies then dinner soon after- early dinners should be fine with everyone! I think the classic would be more of a hit with more people. Both menus sound really good (I love all food!), but the tea party might be a miss for picky eaters?

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like the tea party option, but would personally prefer if there were mixed fruits available. Just for those people that isn’t into cakes and cookies.

    Post # 15
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @lazy:  Apparently, people are just as torn as you are what with the poll being exactly even between the two options 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I like the classic menu better. I would eat and enjoy more of it. Capers? Ick.

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