(Closed) Can’t agree on menu!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 4
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Your FI’s menu is more typical of a wedding…that might be a good thing. Those dishes have more universal appeal. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Think about what your guests will enjoy eating. Most people say the bride and groom don’t eat anything (which is ridiculous). Also keep in mind that you have a wide variety of people who will all like different things so try to find something that they will love. It really doesn’t matter what the food is as long as it is palatable to your guests, since that is one of the things many people say they remember most about a wedding is the food. Is there any way you can compromise?

What do you and your guests generally eat in the winter? It doesn’t have to be the exact same menu that every catering company insists you serve your guests.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Another thing to look into is asking the manager at your favorite restaurant if they cater. Most of them do with no problem. They will give you a huge spread of food (more than 3 items) for way less money than a wedding caterer will and you already know what the food is like (which is often better anyway). That way, you don’t have to worry about guests going home hungry.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Ours isn’t really going to be that formal, but we’re going to do italian beef, pulled pork, and a baked pasta. We’ll also have a few sides, but I dunno what ones, as well as a salad bar.

Not sure if any of those really help you out!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@cherryblossomlove:  I know you said only 3 items but I always think hot potatoes and cold everything else is great for a buffet, less worrying about it getting cold.  Just an idea.

Post # 12
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Honey bee

@cherryblossomlove:  I know you have a caterer chosen already, but have you looked at menus from other caterers? It might give you some ideas that you haven’t thought about. We did this and then went to our favorite caterer with our ideas and they  helped us tweak it a  bit.

We are having stations at our wedding, and we thought about having a rissotto station. That would be great for a winter wedding.

I think of soups and comfort foods for winter. What about some type of pasta?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I personally think all of your options sound better, but it is his wedding too so a little comprimising is needed. Have you considered doing one or two traditionl options for a sit down dinner, but have themed hor devours stations?  Or do a buffet with one of his favorites and one of your favorites for the main entrees?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Maybe ask him if money was no object what would he choose?

This way you can get a feel for where he is going?

Truthfully though if BBQ, Mexican, Italian and comfort food are out I would like to see what he comes up with!

That all sounds delish!

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