Post # 1
Right we are catering our own wedding (food mainly from food ordering facilities from food shop or making it the night before), it is very relaxed in August and in a barn and spilling outside. So far this what we have
Many many sandwiches – all different fillings
Cooked cold chicken drumsticks
Slices of ham and the like
Sliced Carrot and cuccumber sticks
Different cheeses with biscuits and crackers
Mini Jellys (jello)
Mini Chocolate mouses
Mini cheese cakes
Individual eton mess
Petits Patisseres – like small profiteroles and eclairs
The wedding cake.
We will have around 70 people coming. I was wondering if we should also have any: sausage rolls, spring rolls, chicken strips, smoked salmon blinis, some sushi, samosas, cookies, ice cream and we thought about getting a popcorn machine, some sweets and chocolates. We also did think about getting a BBQ and just doing burgers and hot dogs as well
It starts at 3pm and is going on very late. So it will be serve yourself for dinner but also want some food for later on as well. Really conscious that there wont be enough food and would much rather have left overs than people go hungry
Post # 3
I think your menu is wayyyy all over the place. It’s also hard to tell whether it will be enough because it’s not the variety that matters, it’s the quantity. The quiches and some of the dessert stick out to me as being weird/unnecessary.
Post # 4
@unimeg07: I agree with this 100%
Post # 5
Menu seems ok to me, but I would miss hot food. I personally don’t eat cold chicken or cold pizza so I would be disappointed in the food options. Is it possible to serve a couple hot dishes?
Post # 6
I think you could pare it down significantly and probably save a ton of money by having less variety. Think of serving the food in stages, starting with appetizers like veggie platter, hummus, chips and salsa. Then dinner which could be either sandwiches or BBQ with the sides like coleslaw, fruit and salad, followed by dessert with wedding cake, plus one other dessert you mentioned. You could have some late night options like popcorn, pizza, cheese platter, cookies. I think you’ll save yourself a lot of stress by limiting the variety. It will get overly complicated dealing with things requiring different cooking times and cooling temperatures.
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Post # 8
I think you don’t need all those desserts, instead I would invest in something hot. I alsso do not eat cold pizza or chicken.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Agreed with previous posters, but is that a regional food where you are from? I don’t know anything about Wales.