Post # 1
We are having a very small (40 people) wedding. It is going to be casual and laid back and held in a Community Center in the town where we live.
We have a local pizza shop (LaRosa’s) that offers catering. I am planning on buying their family meals. I was planning on getting pans (each pan feeds 10 people) of Meat Lasagne, Chicken Fetticini Alfredo, Cheese Ravioli and Baked Ziti. It will also include salad and breadsticks.
Is this enough food? Or do I need some type of appetizers? Our wedding ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 and we have planned on eating dinner at 6.
Any thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated.
Post # 3
Some light antipasto like marinated vegetables and sliced meats and cheeses might be nice, and some fruit! The food sounds delicious, but in August it’s so hot and that’s pretty heavy stuff… a couple lighter options might be nice too!
Post # 4
Agreed. Some lighter fare would be great.
I might also get another pan or two of what you think will be the most popular items. People will take more than one serving, you don’t want the last guests to have slim pickings.
ETA: In response to below. What about swapping the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with a Chicken Marsala? A thick creamy sauce in August might not be the best.
Post # 5
That’s a lot of pasta. Is there a way to pick 2 pasta selections and then throw something else in? Like pizza or baked chicken?
Post # 6
I think with the sald and breadsticks its perfect and plenty of food- you said it was a small laidback affair, pasta will be just fine- after everything going on that day people will be ready for a good meal even if it is August. Sounds delish!
Post # 7
My Future Brother-In-Law did just a simple Dinner like you have mentioned and although the food was good everyone including bride and groom thought they should have done some sort of apitizer even if it is just a cheese and cracker spread. Just feels like there is somthing missing.
Post # 8
Yep, that’s what I was thinking. We need some type of appetizer. I think I will add a veggie tray and maybe a Mozzarella Tomato tray.