Post # 1
I have come up with a rather elaborate menu for our brunch reception and simply wanted some feedback. 🙂
Ceremony starts at 10:30, reception starts at 11:30ish. 😀
I suppose listing them with bullets would be easiest, eh? So I will do that.
- Beverage station- includes coffees, tea, cocoa, water, orange juice, pineapple juice, milk, champagne, vodka, bailey’s irish creme, captain morgan rum (the rum and pineapple juice are solely for Fi’s brother LOL)
- Cheese station- includes several cheeses, crackers, dried, fruit, and nuts
- Biscuit station-my personal favorite- includes biscuits :P, butter, jams and jellies, rosemary corn scones 🙂
- Breakfast station- includes liver mush, sausage, bacon, ham, scrambled eggs, spinach florentine cups (in turkey and ham)
- Omelet station-with different toppings
- Dessert station- with wedding cake for FI and I, cupcakes and muffins for everyone else, with PIE POPS. <3
There is only going to be 30 people maximum (seems that number dwindles daily here lately) and we are having it catered.
Post # 3
I think it sounds really good!! 30 people is a good number to have stations- with a bigger group there’s a risk of having people waiting in line for too long.
Any plans for mixed cocktails (mimosa, bloody mary)? That’s the only other thing I would want to have to be happy brunch guest 🙂
Post # 5
What about potatos or grits?
Post # 6
Wait pie pops? How does that work? That sounds incredible haha. I like the menu, I could easily just eat plates and plates of eggs and be happy 🙂 The biscuit station sounds fun too!
Post # 7
I’m not sure what kind of biscuits you mean, but if they are the ones I’m thinking, I would add gravy [plain] and sausage gravy. I totally agree with adding a potatoe in there… hash browns.. potatoe pancakes?
Post # 8
@kestane: Oh yes, the mimosas are what the champagne and orange juice/pineapple juice is for LOL. Every drinker in our crowd likes their cocktails mixed differently, so I figured it would be way more pleasing to them if they simply mixed their own! I sadly don’t know anyone who likes bloody marys though, but wouldn’t it be so pretty to have them! I may make them anyway LOL. But even I don’t drink them!
I was also worried about long lines, so that’s the only reason we topped the list at 30, so I think that should (hopefully) work out fine!
@whoa_its_ash: Of course you can come! 😀 I’m so glad that people think this is a good idea. We had some…negative feedback from some of his family for the morning wedding but wow, the thought of spending the day married instead of dawdling about and mingling…oh yes, I just can’t resist!
@CurlyCue: I have thought about potatoes or grits. My main problem is that a grit station is 10 a person, which is nearly what all the rest of this comes out to be total! And potatoes…how do you reckon I would keep them good..hmm. What sort of potatoes do you recommend?
@juliana192: GIRL google pie pops! I had never heard of them myself but since I have…I HAVE to have them at my wedding!! They are SO ADORABLE. I’m super excited for the biscuit station. 😀
@jenilynevette: Haha, total normal southern buttermilk biscuits. 😀 Do you think the gravy would get all creepy and hard on top since it will be outside? =/ I’m not sure how gravy keeps outdoors personally. I had not thought of a potato pancake but dang, that does really sound good!
Post # 9
@Overwhelmed: Not sure how they would keep either, but I would imagine as long as it wasn’t sitting out forever, with regular use it wouldn’t get too gross.
I love me some potatoe pancakes!
Post # 10
@Overwhelmed: seasoned red skin potatos (olive oil & seasoning) or Greek lemon potatos. You could even toss them in a pesto. Keep them war using burner. or a hasbrown casserole.
Post # 11
Lol I’m just worried about any gross, let alone too gross 😛
I may have to definitely look into some potato pancakes <3
I had definitely not thought about a hashbrown casserole, but dang…that really would fit in quite well!
Post # 12
@Overwhelmed: do you have any vegan guests?
Post # 13
@trixiesrockets: No ma’am; all a bunch of carnivores without any allergies or anything. So that at least makes this a bit easier, thank God.
Oh. And how about my caterer backed out last night. But not before he suggested I get my cake (to me it doesn’t matter that it is just for me and my fiance) from Walmart.
Post # 14
@Overwhelmed: Hey, nothing wrong with a wal-Mart cake. I’ve actually heard Publix (if you have any) is really good. The only issue I think is that they don’t deliver or set up.
Anyways, my only suggestions were going to be to have another bread option besides just biscuits (toast or similar) and have you considered ading sausage gravy to that station? Gravy and biscuits- yum!
Post # 15
@Overwhelmed: I think your brunch idea is wonderful. Have you thought of adding prosciutto or other meats to your cheese and cracker station?
We are wedding date twins and we are having an evening dw but planning on inviting our guests to a champange brunch buffet the morning after to our guests that are interested. I love brunch!
Post # 16
You know your crowd, and their preferences, but I’d probably swap out the liver hash with sausage gravy.
you also have a couple of egg dishes – both scrambled eggs and omelets they’re pretty similar.
I’m kinda going through a crepe phase right now. I always love blintzes, maybe nutella crepes, or fruit crepes, etc