(Closed) Anyone else hate wedding food?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I’m the opposite, I hate wedding food because I’m a foodie. I hate how even high-quality food gets gross when prepared banquet-style, due to the time spent cooling off on individual plates, not to mention the inevitability of spicing and flavoring food to the lowest common denominator in order to avoid upsetting anyone’s palate. I’ve just about never had really great food at a catered function. I almost just went with an unconventional option like an Indian restaurant, but I really wanted the reassurance of a professional wedding caterer, so I managed to find one that I really liked when I went to their tasting. They’re all local and organic and pretty low priced for the area, so I have my fingers crossed! Of course, the most important part is the mashed potato bar, and it’s hard to mess that up.

Post # 4
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve had both great experiences and terrible experiences with food at weddings.  For me, it is a case by case basis.  I went to a wedding last year that had the most amazing duck I’ve ever had.  The Steak was also delicious.  Medium rare just the way I like it. 

I also went to a wedding that had italian food.  It was just ok. The pasta was well past al dente. 

Post # 6
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is exactly why I’m being a demon about the food for our reception. I do not want crazy food that no one recognizes, strange sauces or wierd combinations. We just want delicious, satisfying, plentiful food!

Post # 8
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m actually not so picky about it but FH is.. We’re having a very small ceremony followed by a small reception afterwards. We’re still in the planning process but he keeps saying he wants a small finger food reception and then to cook dinner himself for the important people (ie parents grandparents bridal party) afterwards.. Something tells me I won’t let him win that battle but thats just how strongly he feels about typical wedding food I guess… There’s got to be a better compromise tho…

Post # 9
4485 posts
Honey bee

What exactly is the difference between wedding food and regular food if it comes from the same ingredients and recipes? Is it because it’s mass produced? or is it fancy schmancy exotic food that people don’t eat under any other circumstance? I’ve honestly never understood what the difference is.

The food I’ve had at weddings and wedding-related events tasted great. That was probably because it was from local restaurants though that offer catering. It is ok to step outside the box and have your favorite restaurant cater if you’d prefer. It’s cheaper that way and you already know what the food is like.

If people hate wedding food so much though, why do they feel obligated to serve it and stick with the same wedding caterers they hate because people tell them they have to or else they won’t be feed their guests “proper” food? Call up Famous Dave’s, your favorite local ethnic restaurant or whatever you love most that your guests will enjoy. Most people prefer familiar food anyway rather than catered fancy stuff they’d never eat any other time in their lives.



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