Post # 1
I’m having a food dilemma.
FI & I are getting married in a beautiful chapel and hosting the reception in a wine cellar. I figured hey, wine cellar = Italian food; what could be easier?
But then I found this AMAZING catering option from a higher end Tex Mex restaurant here in town where I can get all of the following:
Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp Fajitas with onions, bell peppers, flour or corn tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, rice and beans, bottomless chips, salsa, chili con queso AND guacamole made fresh in the kitchen right then for the price of $25/per person before taxes and gratuity.
What do you bees think? Are fajitas not “wedding” enough? We’re not having a Tex Mex theme or anything at all (although FI is Mexican, so he’s all for this idea; he became entranced at the idea of having a “salsa hour” as opposed to a “cocktail hour” lol). We do live in Texas so this food wouldn’t be unfamilar territory for anyone or anything. I’m just afraid it’ll seem more casual than I’d like or be very messy…Shout Wipes would definitely have to be in the bathroom baskets lol
Post # 3
I’m pretty sure if it’s at a wedding it will be weddingy enough! especially if you and your FI are excited about it. It does seem a little less formal than plated dinners, but that doesn’t mean your guests won’t love it. A family style set up where everyone gets to pass around the toppings and build their own sounds fun to me.
besides can you even get real italian food in texas? 😛 just kidding !!!
Post # 4
That sounds like an awesome meal! Perfect kind of food for dinner and dancing! So I voted “Heck Yes! Can I get an invite?” But don’t worry I won’t expect one. 😉 Plus I just noticed we’re almost date twins! I’m 7/2/11!)
Post # 5
“I’m pretty sure if it’s at a wedding it will be wedding enough.” This is exactly what I was going t type lol. Go for it, if it’s what you want!
Post # 6
Personally, I love Mexican food and think it sounds awesome, but Mexican cuisine is definitely an acquired taste, especially for those who are not fans of spicy foods.
Since his family is Mexican, hopefully there will be no issue there … but what about the other guests?
Post # 7
Ummmm awesome. I love this idea.
Post # 9
I am thinking of doing a mexican bufffet so I am all for it!
Post # 10
@PaperCrane – lol! It’s true, authentic Italian food is hard to come by down here. I did find one place that’s very Americanized Italian food, but it is delicious and most ppl probably won’t know either way lol Oh, and I LOVE the idea of family style!!! I hadn’t even thought of that – thanks!
@VioletViolet – yay for July 2011!!! Can’t get here fast enough 🙂
@alligatress – I know, I’m a bit worried about that too, since it is only one option with different meats. I know all of my immediate family loves fajitas and we’re having a small wedding (60 people). Maybe I could ask them if they could make a small batch sans spices, just salt and pepper? I don’t know – just thinkin’ out loud.
And everyone else – thanks for the votes of confidence ladies; I feel better already and if we end up going this route I’ll let you know how it works out!
Post # 11
perfect top off with some coronas 🙂
Post # 12
My only question is do you have any vegetarians coming and are there any vegetarian options (not so much something for everyone).
Post # 13
I love Mexican food, that’s what we ate for our rehearsal dinner. Can you serve Sangria to tie in with the wine cellar and Mexican food?
Post # 14
@tnason – nope, no vegetarians run in our crowd; I suppose I could ask for a mushroom option, though if I ran into that?
@kaybee – oooooooooh! The wine cellar does offer a delicious sangria! That’s a good idea too.
Post # 15
I agree that anything you want at your wedding is wedding enough.
However, if you were wanting a formal feel/wine cellar “theme” it doesn’t go.
That said, I would love to eat some delicious Mexican food, so it’s all about the vibe you’re going for!
Post # 16
They sound delicious! Most people prefer that over what is usually served at weddings, and is normally so fancy that they won’t eat it. Fajitas are not spicy compared to alot of Mexican food and many people who have issues with spice can eat them just fine.
Be sure to serve fruity frozen drinks (non-alcoholic for kids and nondrinking adults): pina coladas, Blue Hawaiians, regular and strawberry (or other flavored if you prefer) margaritas/daiquiris and you’ll be all set.