Post # 1
So the vision of my wedding has morphed into this cool modern victorian summer theme. We have oil lamps filled with fake fireflies, and old keys and mason jars and ivory lace….
And then we have burgers. Specifically a burger bar with all kinds of stuff to put on them, and potato salad, macaroni salad…you know…summery foods. Sure they’re yummy…
But how important to the overall scheme of things is the type of food served? It seems a bit out of place. Does the food have to be in place? I should also add that we have burger baskets, you know, those red things, to serve them in. WAY out of place….
Food wasn’t that important to us. It wasn’t in our top 3. We just needed something cheap, easy to DIY, and yummy.
So, opinions on out of place food, or should be reconsider the menu?
Post # 3
Hmm, this is a tough one for me b/c I agree, your food seems very out of place with your theme. However you say food isn’t important to you, so maybe it shouldn’t matter….
Although, if your overall theme is important to you then I say reconsider the menu b/c IMO, the type of food served really reflects on the theme.
Post # 4
Technically, I think the Victorian era predates the invention of the hamburger…but I doubt anyone is going to notice/care.
Post # 5
Burger bars are awesome, so no one will care if it doesn’t go with your theme! I know I wouldn’t!
Post # 6
You could always set it up like a heavy tea with finger sandwiches and pastries. That would fit and be easy and afordable to DIY. Good luck!
Post # 7
Personally, it would bother me because the burger bar and the Victorian theme are just SO different. I could even see like burgers/sliders with an urban/modern/city theme, but not really Victorian. That being said, your guests will appreciate good food over pretty, less tasting food. Maybe you can dress up the burger bar more? Like using different bread (e.g. ciabatta) and using regular plates instead of red plastic baskets? I would also consider switching to little sliders because that’s still a burger but daintier. The salads, if presented in the right vessels, should be okay. I think you can still pull it off but with modifications in ingredients/presentation/etc.
Although, I like what @cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d suggested and doing a heavy English tea.
Post # 8
I think it’s okay to have food that’s delicious/most people will like that doesn’t perfectly go with your theme. I doubt your guests will notice or care.. who doesn’t like a burger??? We are having MEXICAN food at our wedding.. and our colors are Black, White, Red with lots of damask print. Our theme does not speak Mexico in any way, shape or form, but Fiance and I frickin’ love mexican so we said screw it. 🙂
Post # 9
I think the only people who will notice are those looking to find flaws at your wedding. I think a burger bar is a great idea. It’s different and a crowd pleaser. There have been many a weddings I have attended that a burger would have been a great option esp considering what was served.
Post # 10
As a guest, this wouldn’t bother me. But as a bride it probably would. If it doesn’t bother you, then I doubt anyone will care. But you could (as a PP suggested) make some small tweaks to change the presentation a little.
Post # 11
I say go for it; but this is also coming from a girl who is serving a full fledge thanksgiving dinner at the end of August for her wedding with a Vintage bicycle enchanted forest theme.
Also, I seriously must see a picture of how you are creating the firefly centerpieces!!!! PLEASE!!!!
Post # 12
The food may be “out of place” but I really doubt that it will change the whole experience for you and your guests. The marriage and the celebration with your loved ones is what matters most. Your decor sounds lovely and like it will create a nice ambiance. if food was not in your top 3, I wouldn’t stress too much. That said, changing the burger baskets might make you feel more at ease. What about paper plates w/ those wicker holders? There is nothing Victorian about them, but I’m just thinking that they would blend in with your decor better.
Post # 13
I have two concerns with this, and neither are regarding your theme. Firstly you really need to have a vegetarian option (veggie burger?) and second it sounds very, very messy. If you’re having a casual wedding then it could work, but I’m just imagining people dressed up in suits and expensive cocktail dresses wrestling with a collapsing burger haha. Not knocking your idea, just something to consider.
Post # 14
Food does not have to match the decor (and usually doesn’t). Serve whatever you love that your guests will eat and leave it at that. No one is nitpicky enough to notice or care that the food doesn’t match anything else. If they are nitpicky, they don’t belong there.