Fiance and I are getting married in December and in putting together the menu we’re aiming for comfort foods. We both want chanterelle soup for starter, but several people who I’ve mentioned this to have either pulled faces or said straight out that soup is not for a wedding.
The reasoning seems to be that soup is difficult to eat elegantly and easy to spill, which I suppose is fair enough. But I love chanterelle soup and I have a hard time letting go of the soup as starter.
Have you ever been to a wedding that served soup? Or is it just too weird?
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” 🙂
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!
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!!
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.
@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!
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.