(Closed) Hey everyone!!

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Serenity — are you planning to have a caterer?  Or are you cooking the food yourself?  or having a family member or friend help?   I would definitly talk to the caterer if you are using one

if you are doing it yourself just begin by thinking of a dinner party for 10 … think about how much food you would need for them. how much of each type of food … then take it from there.  Personally, I would always portion down.  Think about if you’re ordering pizza for a bunch of people.  You would want to say two slices a person, but in reality you want to do either 1.75 or 2.25 slices per person depending on the appetites. If it’s a little girls birthday party, go with 1.75 … if it’s for a football team go with 2.25!  Think of it similar to your guests.  At wedding people are usually busy grazing appetizers (or just cheese and crackers) and don’t always eat a huge meal.  You can add to the meal by offering salad too. 

You should check out the candy buffet wiki! 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have you thought about what TYPE of food you want to have? That will help us get a better idea. I agree with HumarockBride, estimate by over planning the average.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Give us as much information as you can and I know we’d love to help!

What types of food were you thinking?

Is this an afternoon? evening? or morning wedding?

Will you be doing a "cocktail hour" with appetizers? or just going straight into dinner? 

I know you’re doing buffet — but will you be having enough tables/chairs for each guest to sit down? Or will they be eating and mingling? 

Do you (and your wonderful helpers) plan to cook the day before? Two days before? the day of? 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Here’s what I think … just some suggestions …

Heavy appetizers during the cocktail hour … let people fill up while you all are taking photos … appetziers are easier to make in advance then full meals.

Definitely overload with salad and have lots of bread options (very italian!)

As for dinner: baked ziti; meatball & marinara sauce; lasagna; chicken piccatta; chicken marasala … LatteLove posted about her Italian dinner options on her personal blog if you click here you can see some great options. 

As for numbers, I’m not exactly sure how to help with that. But I think if you were to try to find a caterer or even a chef and talk to them for just 20 minutes they would be happy to help you. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010
Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

SerenityJames2009 — Outline what you think will be the easiest dishes. I recommend dishes that you or your fam make anyway .. not experimenting with new dishes. Since its a fall wedding I say warmer foods, and I agree with HumarockBride — load up on appetizers/hors deourves.

As for irish treats, maybe precut soda bread of soda bread cookies? I also hear that guiness brownies are really good!

Maybe you could set up a meeting with a caterer, just to see what their plan would be. You don’t have to tell them you are doing food yourself but you can ask what they typically plan for a wedding ofyour size. Then take their answers and use them to your plan. Ya know?

As for a candy station, check out What JuneBug Loves blog post today! http://junebugweddings.com/blogs/what_junebug_loves/archive/2009/04/03/wedding-dessert-tables-and-candy-buffets.aspx

 

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