(Closed) Bon Apetit article on wedding food!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I disagree with all but two of them.  The reason those foods are popular, and thus cliche, is because people like them.  No need to try to seem too cool for the norm when the norm is widely liked.  

I love a raw bar at a wedding!  In fact I look forward to seafood served at weddings, shrimp cocktail, oyesters, crab cakes: I’ll take it.

I can definitely do without the sliders and the veggie dip.  I agree with the writer on that, that a wedding is a not a backyard book club meeting.

Post # 4
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5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

this article made me huffy lol.  first off, that picture of the raw bar really made me want oysters.  secondly, we were considering both surf and turf and crab cakes, so i was sad they were on the list.  i feel like they just compiled a list of all wedding foods.  and bruschetta? sliders? i mean, any food is tricky to eat while standing, so i don’t see their point.  it sounds like they just don’t like standing during cocktail hours- the food shouldn’t be blamed! lol

sliders can be made to be pretty elegant with the right quality of ingredients and presentation. 

i think the only two i agree upon are veggie plates and the chocolate fountains.  possibly the fruit bowl thing, too.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We served bruschetta!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Everything listed on that article made me lick my lips! lol So IDK what they are complaining about?

Oh & we had slidders, cubed cheese with crackers & veggies with dip at our wedding along with alot of other things–So maybe I’m baised? lol

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Surf and turf should be banned? Really?

I think that article is mostly complete crap. I happen to like a number of the things that should be “banned” and am actually serving a handful of them. There are a few that I’m not really a fan of (never really understood the whole vegetable medley thing) but too each their own. 

Post # 9
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with everything on their list, but I am a foodie and love creative chefs.  Caterers are so boring, which is why we chose to go with a restaurant instead.

Some of us spend money on the dress, the flowers, etc.  I prefer to spend my money on good, creative food 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We must have been pretty boring according to the article because we did cubed cheeses, carving station, and cupcakes! Everyone had a great time. I’m surprised that the article didn’t harp on outrageous cocktail hours like on Four Weddings where there’s a pasta station, sushi station, etc. all for cocktail hour!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Most wedding food served is rarely great, no matter how fussy you are and insist on certain ‘quality ingredients’. We used a restaurant too, and while it was pretty tasty, it certainly wasn’t the best I’ve ever had.

I agree with most of that list too, but we had some of them as well. Who doesn’t want seafood at the beach?!

Post # 12
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree with most of the things they listed. I hate that it seems like every wedding you go to they have the same exact thing every time! I think a lot of it is cost and efficency/ easiness driven that keeps people choosing the same thing. If the food was well done I don’t think I would mind but it seems like it is always bad. We definitly tried to stay away from most of the things on this list becuase we wanted our food to be different and Delicious.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

There were a couple things I agreed with – the ranch dip, mostly – but overall, this article just seemed so snobby.  If it was a person it would have a monocle and a nose in the air, sniffing disdainfully “Take your *poor* wedding food elsewhere!  I’m having none of it!” 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont really agree with that list… the only thing two that I’ve seen repeatedly are carving stations and cheese & crackers but I loved them so why do the need to be banned

Post # 15
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5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

so basically the list should be “Ban Caterers”

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