(Closed) HELP!!! Is the Mexican dinner a bad idea??

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think Mexican food would be great, if that is what you want. It would be one of our choices, but Fiance doesn’t like Mexican food. And our venue is more Victorian, so it doesn’t really fit our theme, but if I were a guest at your wedding, I would love it.

Post # 4
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I think a Mexican reception sounds fun!

Post # 5
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would love to have mexican at a reception. As a guest, I would think it’s a great idea. I’d be concerned about messing things up with your grandma though. Does she think it’s tacky? or does she think people won’t enjoy it?

Post # 6
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My fiance and I are doing a Mexican/Filipino buffet! We are on such a tight budget and going this route allowed us to have A LOT more food than had we gone with a more “traditional” menu. Some of our older family members have given us strange looks but we’re paying so we are doing the best we can. Most of our guests say it sounds delicious and I’m really excited now!

So I say – go for it! Your wedding will be beautiful and your guests will be full! Smile 

Post # 7
49 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

I say one million percent, go for it!! In fact, it’s exactly what I’m doing and I cannot wait!!

We’re having our wedding at an old Victorian house turned Bed & Breakfast, very vintage and rustic, and I scoured the city looking for reasonably priced catering. My fiance and I are paying for the wedding ourselves, too, and our budget just can’t handle $40 per person and up (and up and up and up!). Instead, we’re having wicked good fajitas served family style with salsa, guacamole, all the delicious sides – and I am so excited!! It’s going to be so tasty, a million times better than the rubber chicken wedding options our budget could accommodate, and I think it goes perfectly with the relaxed, vintage vibe of our wedding.

$10 per person is a steal, and Mexican food is so darn yummy – who doesn’t like it? I don’t know what your Grandma’s issue with it is, so maybe you could ask? I really think that having the time to spend with your family, just enjoying their company as opposed to making people work in the days leading up to the wedding, is worth the $10 per person. Does anyone in your family have food prep experience? If not, maybe do some reading – I know there are threads here and on the IndieBride boards about brides who’ve done self-catering. Maybe if you presented to your grandmother the scope of the work involved in self-catering, she would come around? Just think how much work it is to host Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner… and multiply that by a lot! And managing family members often causes tension (at least, if you have ‘big personality’ people like my family does), and you don’t want a bunch of grumbling and whatnot leading up to your wedding!

In summation: Mexican food = yummy to my tummy; peace of mind before your wedding = probably worth more than $10 per person

Best of luck either way! It sounds like our weddings might have a similar vibe, if you want to PM me and exchange ideas ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 8
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i think mexican is a great idea!  we are thinking of doing it for our wedding….  I think you have spent enough time worrying about your family.  This should be your choice hands down.

Post # 9
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I actually wish mexican food was an option for my wedding, but we couldn’t find a caterer that would do it justice! I say go for it.

Post # 10
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re actually DIYing (with help of course) our food for our 50-60 person reception. We’re doing a DIY fajita bar, a homemade salsa bar, a couple other finger foods and a desert bar. For anyone that doesn’t like fajitas (are there such people?) we’ll be providing extra lettuce and salad fixings and they can make a chicken or steak salad. I think its actually becoming a fairly popular choice and if grandma doesn’t like it she can pack her own dinner ๐Ÿ˜‰ Do what makes you happy

Post # 11
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can I come? I LOVE mexican food! Plus, it’s like an automatic party!

However, have you considered a brunch? That would also be very inexpensive, and would keep everyone from being annoying. IT should totally be up to you, though! People should be happy to be included in your day…the food should not be the top priority!

Post # 12
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh boy, sounds like we have similar grandmothers. I think Mexican sounds good. Mexican food rocks! I just ate it for dinner! Hmmmm sour cream!

Post # 13
7405 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

mmmmm.  I think it sounds fantastic!

Post # 14
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

All I can say is… YUM!!

Post # 15
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m sorry you’re having so many issues with your grandma. I think Mexican sound fabulous…I’ll take a burrito over hors’deouvres (sp?) anyday!! If I were in your shoes I would let them know the following “We are really excited to have mexican food it will be awesome I know you guys want ____, however its nowhere near our budget, I want you guys to enjoy yourselves at the wedding and i dont want you to worry about cooking anything” Good luck!

Post # 16
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I for one would LOVE Mexican food for dinner. However, we knew our guests wouldn’t agree. So we are having Mexican for our rehersal dinner :). My friends are having a taco bar at their reception ๐Ÿ™‚ Soooo excited. Mexican food is the most delicious thing on earth ๐Ÿ™‚

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