(Closed) Be Honest…When you go to wedding, what are the best and worst foods to eat?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Honestly, as long as it’s average type food [chicken, beef, pasta], and nothing extremely weird or ethnic, I don’t really care! As long as it’s somewhat edible, I’m happy!

I do prefer well stocked buffets though, over plated dinners.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The best are usually appetizers/cocktail hour.  I always try to fill up there because dinner is usually blah at best.  

We had a brunch buffet and the food was awesome!  I think brunch is a better choice than dinner – catered dinners are almost never good.  If you are doing dinner, stations are always the best food, I think.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I always love cocktail hour the best.  And, I almost always get the steak.  It really depends on the venue though – I’ve been to place where all the food is just disgusting. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I went to a wedding where they had a local caterer (Saz’s) do the food and they had ribs and pulled pork. Saz’s is really well known in my area for those two things and it was aboslutely delicious! The worst I’ve had is a dinner that was just way too fancy for my tastes. They had an evergeen sprig in the mashed potatoes and they just tasted like an evergreen… Some of the other flavors were strange too. This might just mean I need to expand my palette a bit but I really dislike the food at that wedding so I didn’t eat much and ended up pretty hungry early in the evening.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

because i’m in maryland, typically the best dish is a crabcake dish. we’re planning to have mini crabcake appetizers at our wedding 🙂

i don’t really have a worse. the only thing i can think of is not having a vegetarian or meat-less option. i hate when there’s no meat-less option.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

The worst wedding food (and unfortunately the most common) here in the UK is a roast dinner – I went to a wedding not too long ago where the vegetables were undercooked despite being from a tin, the potatoes overcooked on the outside and raw on the inside and the meat was just sad. I was so hungry at the end of the evening!

The best food I had was at a wedding on the coast where the couple had sourced a local catering to put on a seafood buffet. It was wonderful!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Seafood is the best, but I am from an island, so I am spoiled with awesome fresh fish & shellfish. Salmon, tuna, shrimp, crab, any kind of surf & turf, and I am so there.

Chicken is usually the worst because people play it safe and make it the bland option. Chicken done well can be amazing, but it’s usually not.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Cocktail hour!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I love the appetizers but recently have become a fan of dual plated entrees. It gives you a bit of every thing, something standard with a twist

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I adore appetizers.  I also like when they have something a little different from my norm to try.  I went to a wedding once that had “american” esque appetizers and then some Asian ones, which I thought was awesome.  

I wouldn’t say there’s anything I universally hate, though I find saucy foods in buffets to usually be problematic (some sauces don’t hold up well when there are a ton of people in line).  I guess the only other thing I don’t really care for is when something is “missing”, like attending a wedding with fried chicken, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, biscuits and then there’s not a salad or veggies.  But it’s not a big issue, just makes it hard to dance!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

If its a chicken breast, its probably going to be overcooked and bland.  I havent been to a lot of weddings but that’s been my experience so far.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The main things that are important as far as wedding food go in my experience are:

  • Nothing frozen that they heat up and add parsley to.  I’ve had some really bad food at weddings that clearly was frozen from a warehouse that they heated up.
  • That the couple has asked about any substitutions or switcheroos.  I knew a couple who instead of the roast beef they’d been given at the tasting were presented with what was basically slices of deli meat in gravy at the actual wedding.
  • Having some fresh fruits or veggies available if they’re having lots of fried appetizers.
  • Making sure there is enough food.  I’ve been to a wedding where there was a buffet and by the time the last few tables went up there was nothing left but some cracks and cheese from cocktail hour.
  • Food at the proper temperture.  Hot food still hot and not lukewarm.  Cold foods cold and not room temp.

For me it’s not so much about which foods are served but that they’re freshly made, a couple of options and enough for everyone to have some.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Chicken is the best, can’t go too far wrong. The worst would be sea food or anything weird (although saying that we had a Mexican buffet at a wedding we went too to fit with the tipi theme, it was from a local restaurant and it was amazing!!)

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