(Closed) Meal Ideas for our DIY wedding

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Should we keep the same Menu
    Yes just serve what you originally planned, who cares! : (48 votes)
    100 %
    Dont serve that! People will think you are the ones copying (Give me some ideas what to serve) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Keep  your original menu. It’ll be a huge stress on your mom and friends to change it now. As long as the food taste good, that’s what will stick out to people, not on who served it 3 weeks ago.

    Post # 4
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Either keep what you have or switch to a pasta bar.  Both are easy.  But really, it’s free food so no one ought to be complaining! 🙂  


    Post # 5
    46597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @FutureMrsBol:  I think you and your Mom should make this decision together. She may very well have already put in a lot of time and effort planning the recipes, making grocery shopping lists etc for your current menu.

    Frankly, I would stick with your original menu. There is only one overlapping dish on the menu.

    If you really feel the need to be different, you could do a pasta dish. There are lots of great crockpot pasta recipes.

    Post # 7
    2934 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Honestly, I wouldn’t change the menu!

    Post # 8
    269 posts
    Helper bee

    @FutureMrsBol:  Are you serving all of your meats “bbq” style? If so, and your friend is serving the same, what if you kept the meats, but changed up their sauces? The pork could be made with a vinegar based bbq sauce (not tomato), the chicken could be seasoned for chicken tacos, and the beef could  be made into a shredded pot roast sandwhich. Just my idea…

    Post # 9
    11271 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @VossinatorsButterfly:  i like that idea. 


    @FutureMrsBol:  you can do a dry rub pulled pork (it’s how i do it) and then offer your guests the option of buns and bbq sauce or in a tortilla (soft taco) with the salsa and sourcream.  the chicken and beef can be done differently too.

    a pasta option would be great too.  in fact if your beef option was large meatballs, your guests could put them on their pasta or put them on one of the buns for a meatball sandwich. 

    i like versatility.

    oh, the options are endless.

    i think you should do whatever your mother feels most comfortable doing, and of course what is the easiest for her.  you want her to enjoy your wedding too.

    Post # 10
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Hey if you’re having more options, everyone will compare but then decide that yours had more! If you’re really worried, do the pork just in a different sauce. Maybe an Italian BBQ pork roast? Like a tomato sauce with Italian flavors? It could go well with your pasta salad.

    Post # 11
    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    How about tacos with shells/tortillas and fixings? You can still do it in the crock pot and have the whole assembly line thing going on. You could do a spicy pork, a salsa verde chicken, and a braised beef. 

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