(Closed) Cheaper wedding food idea… What do you think?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 4
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I personally don’t like chili, but I have been to weddings with the potato bar, which I liked.  There was a choice of regular potatoes and sweet potatoes served in a martini glass, and lots of toppings, including honey.  I think chili maybe could get messy, but just from a personal taste standpoint, that is not a wedding I would be able to eat much at. 

Post # 5
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I like the potato bar idea, but I’m not a big fan of chili for a wedding. 

Chili is just a messy food and to me spells disaster when a white dress/formal clothes are involved.

I’m not sure what to replace the chili with, maybe salads of some types? Like chinese chicken, and other “meal” salads?

Post # 6
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That sounds good! 

Post # 7
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I loooooove chili.  BUT I will say it’s not the most body-friendly thing to eat at a wedding.  It gives a lot of people gas, makes them bloated or upsets their stomach.  I love chili, but when I eat it, I want to wear sweatpants on my couch….not a nice dress and then dance and mingle.  

As an aside, I was hosting a NYE dinner this year before we went out on the town, and my first thought was to make chili because it’s easy to make for a group.  Everyone vetoed it because of the way they feel after eating chili and I ended up making pasta and salad.  So, just something to think about.

Post # 8
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would just be eating potatoes I guess.

Post # 9
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i think during october, in the middle of college football season in the south, chili would be a hit. i would be worried about spilling it everywhere and i’d also have a less spicy option. (even mild chili has seasonings that some ppl can’t handle.)

the potato bars are always a hit. my best friend had one and everyone loved it.

the pastas and salad is a good idea. we’re doing this for my rehearsal dinner.

another cheaper idea is bbq. lots of people are against it, but if you have a family member that can cook the boston butts for you, it’s cheaper to do that than have someone bring in lots of bbq. and family members can help you make potato salad, slaw, etc.

Post # 10
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think this idea is brilliant! I’m kind of sad that I didn’t plan it out for my wedding. Hmmmm…..

Post # 11
675 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I absolutely love the idea, even though I’m not the biggest chili fan, but I know when my SO eats it…game over. He can’t move or be in public (TMI). 

Potato bar, mac’n’cheese bar, anything like that would be awesome! So long as there’s enough for seconds. 

Post # 12
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I love food and I will eat anything! And I love chili and potatos! So heck yeah!!!

My Fiance and I would frequent a small business in our area for lunch. We saw that they do events, so we asked them to do our wedding. He will be bringing our fave chicken and steak kabobs, their bomb mac n cheese, and sodas. It came out to $1500 for 160 people, but he is bringing food to feed 200!

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