Post # 1
I’m having a small (under 100), budget, vegetarian wedding this summer and we’re getting to the point where we need to get serious about catering which I’ve been putting off. I would do the food myself or have my family do it but every wedding I’ve ever been to that’s done that it’s seemed like SUCH a hassle for the family and so stressful for the couple.
Normally I don’t care about the word “tacky” in regards to weddings but I am concerned about being a bad host so I wanted to run my menu idea through this community before I make any real commitments and potentially commit some horrible etiquette mistake that I will never live down.
So honestly how would you feel about this menu? Keep in mind that this is going to be a very casual and laidback affair – both of us come from families that aren’t expecting a fine dining experience.
Salad – Pear and Fresh Spinach Salad with Warm Cranberry Dressing
Entree – Smoked gouda farfalle Served with Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter
Startch – Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Veggie – Chef`s Choice of Seasonal Vegetables
Dessert – Cheese cake with seasonal fresh fruit. An oreo “cake” and a desert table with a bunch of family recipes.
Beverages – Freshly Brewed Aspretto Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Herbal and Non-Herbal Teas with Hot Water and Freshly Brewed Iced Tea. One beer selection and three wine selections.
Post # 3
I’d throw a nut in that salad…and hope the veggie is served with the entree for balance. (like a lovely broccoli rabe or a braised kale?) Otherwise it sounds lovely.
Post # 4
I agree with the veggie and entree together for balance.
OP, if it were me, I’d be putting some veggies in with the pasta. And I’d choose regular potatoes, maybe roasted fingerling, rather than sweet potatoes as I’m not a fan of them and think that regular potatoes are a safer bet. However, if you and your Fiance love them and/or your guests do to, then it’s a nice option for something different.
Post # 5
That menu sounds amazing!!! I’m especially drooling over the salad and entree!
Post # 6
@gatorlovesturtle: its allergy friendly so i love it as is
Post # 7
I think it sounds delicious!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I thikn it sounds good- cheese is ALWAYS a good back-up if you’re not offering meat.
Post # 9
It’ll be served with spinach and the whole thing will be served buffet style so hopefully that’s enough. Personally I would LOVE some kale but most of my family probably wouldn’t touch it. As far as the nuts go I have an aunt who’s “allergic” to nuts and is lactose intolerant…and she might even be gluten free these days – so I’m trying to keep the veggie and starch dishes open for her and other guests who have similar issues. But I agree that some walnuts or something would be perfect for the salad.
I actually completely agree with you about the sweet potatoes but my fiance really loves them. Hopefully I can negotiate a compromise because I really think normal potatoes would be better recieved.
Thank you. I had a lot of food allergies and dietary restrictions to consider when picking a menu. I always appreciate it whenI go to weddings or family gatherings and they remember that I don’t eat meat so I figured the least I could do was return the favor and make sure everyone could at least physically eat something without there needed to be a seperate special plate.
Thank you for taking time to respond : ) I’m glad that it sounds good – I’m certianly excited to eat it.
Post # 10
Coming from a vegetarian:
I think it sounds delicious and filling! I like the sweet potato too! I do agree that some nuts on the salad would add texture and protein. Maybe you could have a bowl on the side with a spoon so people could add it?
I’m also thinking cheesecake.
The more I look at it, the more I love your menu!
Post # 11
@gatorlovesturtle: I think it sounds delicious. If I were a guest at your wedding, I’d certainly leave full and happy.
Post # 12
Vegetarian here: I would eat all of that! I would also choose the regular potato over sweet potatoes but I would eat both. I would also love you forever if you included some cheese cubes and crackers!
Post # 13
@gatorlovesturtle: I am not a vegetarian, and I think this menu sounds awesome.
Post # 14
Farfalle is bow tie pasta, right? So pasta, rolls, potato and veggie? That’s a lot of starch.
Post # 15
@the boss of you:
Yeah, but sweet potatoes are like vegetables.