(Closed) Is this an ok menu?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 2
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

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sjp6615:  It sounds pretty nice, actually. I would enjoy the meal.

Post # 3
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

I love that! Can I come? Darling Husband and I considered doing something very similar, until our moms nixed it (and provided money). I think it’s a great idea and lots of fun. <br /><br />PS–you should totally have lawn games. Who doesn’t love lawn games?

Post # 4
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

Sounds great!

Post # 5
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

It sounds really good! Do you have guests with allergies? There are many things that I could not have in the menu, which is not a problem because there are many things that I can have.

But, I couldn’t have the chicken, which is central to the main meal, and none of the desserts either.

So check out for allergies to make sure to offer at least one alternative if anyone has a gluten or lactose intolerance..

Post # 6
7471 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Personally I’d pick something other than fried chicken and corn on the cob (stick or no stick) because you have to eat those with your hands, and people dress nice even for a casual wedding. Neither a barn nor a park will have loads of hand-washing facilities. So your guests might be annoyed by sticky greasy fingers.  Perhaps boneless grilled chicken breast or something along those lines, and succotash or corn casserole would be good alternatives that would be utensil-friendly.

Post # 8
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Instead of the mac and cheese and pasta salad (thats alot of pasta), maybe consider mac and cheese and subbing in coleslaw for the pasta salad (bonus coleslaw is super cheap to make).  The only other thing I would think to add would be sliced watermelon.  All in all, it sounds absolutely delcious!  Not sure if it would be an issue for your wedding, but I will say I am a vegetarian and would find plenty of options to fill up on and be VERY happy!  I think you did a fabulous job on the menu!

Post # 9
19 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014 - winery

Sounds good! Except be sure you either have air conditioning or your wedding isnt scheduled for late summer. 🙂 Also- I dont think you need green beans, you already have a veggie and people wont be able to fit all that delicious food on their plate!

Post # 12
2347 posts
Buzzing bee

Sounds like a great menu! I’m a new bee (hah!) but I do food related stuff for a living. I would second that you should make sure about dietary concerns/allergies. Anyone who does not eat meat or dairy would be out of luck with this menu (or maybe you have an easy crowd, in which case, go for it)! I figure if you’re spending the money it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Post # 13
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Sounds like a super tasty menu. I agree cutting the green beans and subbing pasta salad for coleslaw! 


I’d go with the barn then. A covered pavillon could be a mess if it’s windy. You’ll have better luck with the barn having walls!!! 

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Post # 14
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

As far as the admission to the park, could you find someone (friend, relative, day of coordinator, etc) will to act as a welcome/admission coordinator?  You could provide them with a clipboard, guest list, and the admission money (maybe put money for each guest(s) in an envelope with their name) and hand out at the entrance of the park.  This person would be responsible for handing out the envelopes and tracking who already got theirs.  They could also potentially hand out bottles of water, maps to the site, and answer any questions. That might be a nice solution while also making all the guest feel welcomed from the start.

Post # 15
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I was thinking the same thing, elect an usher or greeter who would welcome guests in and take care of the fee as they entered for the wedding.

I love your food choices! I might prefer corn kernels rather than corn on the cob, as corn on the cob can be difficult to eat.

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