(Closed) Is soup inappropriate for a wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love soup, so I think it sounds like an awesome idea.  I’ve definitely had soup at fancy dinners before, so I’m not sure why it would be inappropriate. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve not been to a wedding that served soup, but would personally love that as a starter.

Your question actually made me think about this thing I once saw on TV, it was about the food served during the Nobel dinner and they talked about how Queen Silva of Sweden eats soup. Never tilting the bowl, and moving the spoon away from her and toward the edge furthest away, to avoid pulling it towards herself and accidently splash soup all over her front.

Perhaps you can include a little manual on “How to eat soup in fancy clothes” 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Years ago I worked for a caterer and although not common we did serve soup at weddings occasionally. I think it’s a great idea…it’s just that people aren’t used to it and when they’re not they tend to make faces and say the silliest things like it’s not for a wedding. If you want it then go for it!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Never been to a wedding where soup was served.

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Im having soup as an optionional starter for my wedding. I was hesitant to start but after tasting it i just had to have it. I plan to cover my dress with a very large napkin just in case!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think soup is perfectly fine. If it was a bufft I would say no that it’s not a good option because that could get messy fast.  Many things are hard to eat ‘elegantly’ and can spill anything on yourself. Anyone ever drop a meatball???? Don’t listen to them – it is your wedding do what you want!
My Brother-In-Law and SIL had soup at their wedding and it was the best soup I have ever had.  Especially since it is a winter wedding they will enjoy the warm up!!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not at all! And certainly not for a wedding in December. Soup sounds quite appropriate, and many upscale restaurants serve soup. People react and judge the weirdest things. I seriously would not listen to one word of planning advice from someone who pulls a face at the thought of soup at a wedding, because they are clearly just looking for things to nitpick and second guess.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Tibbs:  I’m serving soup at mine!

Don’t worry.  From here on out, every detail of your wedding will be criticised.  But the day of, it will all come together and be amazing.  And those little details?  Those will be your favorite part.

If you are a soup person, have soup!  It’s perfectly normal Smile

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Soup is the norm for starters here, especially in winter! I love me some good soup 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Went to one wedding with soup as a starter. It was ok, I was annoyed that I some spilled on my $300 dress. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

I probably wouldn’t eat soup that was served at a wedding because I’d be worried to get it over my nice clothing regardless of how careful I’m being. Haha. But if you want it, then go for it!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Tibbs:I couldn’t find that… but, here’s a link to the Kings speech during Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding:

 

 

I know it’s all in Swedish, but just have a look at that white dress… and the beautiful pink dress that Queen Silvia is wearing… one of their starters (they had 3) was GREEN pea soup with caviar. 🙂 I think you’ll be fine with chanterelle soup!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

In my 50+ years, I’ve gone to a lot of fancy dinners.. and YES soup is definitely an acceptable starter.

Infact, for a Winter Wedding, I think Soup is great !!

Haha, I’d be tempted to serve “Italian Wedding Soup” which despite it’s name… is a December / Christmas Season dish originating in Spain… and soooo yummy, served at many Italian Restaurants in North America.

Wikipedia – Italian Wedding Soup = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_soup

As for Queen Silva, I haven’t a clue what all the fuss would be about… as that is truly the CORRECT WAY to eat the soup course (does no one know any of this basic etiquette stuff any more ???)

Dining Etiquette – Soup Course = http://www.monkeysee.com/play/2255-basic-dining-etiquette-the-soup-course

 

 

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