Post # 1
FH and I are having a non-catered wedding.
FH wants “a taste of Ryan and Ashley” our favorite foods– BBQ chicken, Pull pork BBQ sandwiches, Veggies, potato salad. I guess I would say Picnic foods. Which okay, I get it we love that kind of stuff.
However, for me I can not decide what I want because even though I live for BBQ chicken, I’m also hate to admit it pretty messy.
&& I even feel as though having Picnic food is just weird at a wedding. Also, I have a gazillion nieces and nephews and even a little one myself. So I want something kid friendly as well.
Post # 3
I would not think it’s weird. It could be your “theme” and you can tie it in with little signs with picknick theme and all that good stuff. It can be fun!
Post # 4
@Elm tree: That could be a good idea sense or cermony is outdoors, reception in. Kind of tying the two ideas together.
Glad you don’t think it’s weird, and thanks for the imput.
Post # 5
Check with your venue first. A lot of them wont let food in thats not from a caterer.
Post # 6
@allyfally: already have, only thing we have to go through with them is alcohol, we aren’t having a fancy venue, just a hall type thing.
Post # 7
@ashleymorrall: Jamie Oliver did a program on a really easy wedding menu that you could do yourself. I am trying to find the episode for you now, but am not having muc luck. The menu was something along the lines of:
Cured meats and cheese platters with salads
Baked herbed-stuffed salmon
A summer fruit dessert
EDIT: Found it! http://www.ovguide.com/tv_episode/olivers-twist-season-1-episode-20-wedding-331913#
It’s a very rustic menu which is designed for a more casual atmosphere.
Post # 8
I think a picnic theme for the meal is awesome. You could do some simple decorations to go with it. Your menu of bbq and salads would be easy to prepare ahead of time too. For the mess issue, what about looking for those disposable bibs you sometimes get at seafood or bbq places, and decorating them to match your wedding. I think that one of those with the rhinestone stickers spelling out bride would make a cute option and make eating easier for you.