Post # 1
We’re getting married at a park lodge this summer. We’re just thinking of saving money and doing our rehearsal dinner there. They have ten picnic tables outside, so as long as weather permits we wouldn’t have to worry about getting food on the tablecloths inside. We could use ideas for what to have for food. For the wedding we’re having BBQ. The reception has to end at 9 pm so we’re having an after party at the hotel and were thinking of ordering pizza. I was originally thinking pizza for the rehearsal dinner but would that be too much to have pizza twice in one weekend? My fiance’s dad and mom offered to grill hotdogs, burgers, pasta salad, etc. Is that too similar to BBQ? Also, even though they offered and love to cook, I don’t want them to feel overwhelmed setting up all day and then turning around and cooking for 30 people. I’m open to anything. What are you thoughts and ideas? Thanks! 🙂
Post # 2
iowadiybride : How far is the venue from area restaurants? Middle Eastern food can be an economnical and picnic-friendly way to feed a lot of people while also accommodating a lot of food issues and preferences–hummus, grape leaves, kabobs, shawarma, etc.
Post # 3
We had a build your own sandwich bar at my rehearsal dinner. We also had salads and fruit, in addition to drinks and dessert. Our menu at the wedding was also BBQ heavy, so we didnt want to do anything too similar. You could also do big trays of pasta too, if there is an italian restaurant around (or of you want to cook those items ahead of time to save $$)!
Post # 4
beethree : The venue is down the road about ten minutes away from a ton of restaurants.
Post # 5
That about a taco bar? Super affordable and appropriate for summer.
Other ideas might be baked potato bar, mac and cheese bar and etc. I find that guest love to customize their food at more casual functions.