(Closed) Family Disagrees with Menu Choices

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should I keep our original salad idea?



  • Post # 3
    4499 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think your meal sounds fabulous, and it should appeal to just about everyone. It’s basically salad plus meat (or mushroom) and bread… Everyone likes that! I say go for it and don’t worry. 

    Post # 4
    9948 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    This is YOUR Wedding.

    It is supposed to reflect the things, tastes / objects of meaning to you and your Hubby-2-B

    Guests are fairly resilent they will adapt (Greek Salad / Mediterrean Salad isn’t that FAR OUT there as your SIL wants to imply).  No one will starve… there is enough familiar food that even the pickiest of eaters will survive (a few might discover something new… not a bad thing)

    Lol, when I got married the first time 30+ Years ago EVERYONE did the same thing food wise… chicken (or what we affectionately called “rubber chicken” because it was pretty much tasteless) was the main staple back in the day, served with an ice-cream scoop of mashed potatoes. 

    My Parents were concerned when as a couple we said we wanted Roast Beef (Prime Rib) with Baked Potatoes and sides of Sour Cream and Horseradish.  Along with assorted veggies, and a starter of a Mixed Veggie Salad (everyone was doing just green salads).

    Our meal was a HUGE HIT… folks raved how great it was to have some “real food” for a change at a Wedding.

    Trust me when I say, things will be ok for you as well.

    I am from the other side of Lake Ontario… and I have been to Weddings in Upstate NY… trust me when I say, people will adapt… and folks are a lot more travelled than your SIL is giving them credit for.


    You’ll be fine.  Your Wedding vision sounds lovely.




    Post # 5
    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @pamela.pacer:  Um, I don’t think that is weird at all. I’m from WNY, and I don’t know how anyone would think that is weird. I would take that any day over the usual wedding food (I had some people tell me to do Chiavetta’s, but I did not want to do that for the wedding! But I compromised and am doing that for the shower.)

    I don’t think that many people would have problems with that menu, it sounds great!

    Post # 6
    3696 posts
    Sugar bee

    It sounds absolutely delicious, and you should stick with your menu. Maybe add in a few “familiar” options so that people who are really averse to trying new things can have a fallback option, but frankly, that salad sounds fantastic, and I don’t think it sounds threatening. If people don’t like olives or dolmades, etc., they can easily pick them off.

    Post # 8
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it sounds great! I’d pick off the olives and slip them onto DH’s plate, but that’s just my personal preference. You should definitely keep it!

    Post # 9
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    As long as there is enough meat so people will be full, I say its a go.  the thing is, make sure there is enough meat. Myself and my husband would love this meal, but if there were only 1 skewer of meat we would still be hungry.

    Post # 10
    1367 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    OMG, sorry, I can’t beleive your SIL… Greek Salad is delish!!! I LOOOOVE mediterranean cuisine. I bet everyone except your SIL will love your choice.

    Post # 11
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Oh my goodness, it sounds to me like your sister-in-law is being silly. I don’t think she speaks for everyone. That salad doesn’t sound weird at all–it sounds fantastic! Especially in the warm weather. I think there are cases where people really should consider whether their guests might enjoy their choices of cuisine, but seriously, I have to agree with you that very few people would find Greek salad weird. I don’t want to pick on your SIL, but I can’t shake this image of her eating a pb&j or something while everyone enjoys your beautiful meal. Haha!

    Post # 15
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Definitely keep the salad idea! I actually wouldn’t like the salad personally as I don’t like olives or feta, but I would just pick those out! People will adapt..if there’s nothing in the salad they like there’s still the meat and bread!

    Post # 16
    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Your good. No one will turn away free food. -:)

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