Nothing has been officially decided yet but it looks like we will be having:
PLATED DINNER OR BUFFET?
WHAT ARE YOU SERVING AT COCKTAIL HOUR?
beer & wine (and other beverages to drink) and fruit display/bagels w/cream cheese and salmon. The fruit/bagels/salmon stuff was included in our brunch buffet menu but the first lady we worked with suggested (right before she left the venue for another job) that we use them as horderves vs. paying extra for them. She said we were going to have so much food already, and that it was our right to use the food as we wanted. YAY! That made everyone happy — goodbye extra $$$ for food. It’s going to be nice. I love fruit, lol. I hope I get to eat some of it o_o
** I don’t mind salmon, it was on the menu w/the bagels & cream cheese. We probably will end up going with it because people like salmon right? *shrugs* lol…I figure it can’t hurt.
WHAT ARE YOU SERVING FOR DINNER?
Beware, this will be long and may make you hungry! Haha, I will list our options and bold the ones we’re considering.
-No matter what other options we choose we will have a made to order waffle stations (w/whipped cream, fresh strawberries & blueberries, confectioner’s sugar, syrup and butter) featuring scrambled eggs, bacon, maple sausage, roasted potatoes, assorted desserts and pastries.
-We get to pick either an omelet stations (w/cheese, bell peppers, onions, sausage, ham, and tomatoes) OR a carving station (w/either London Broil, Prime Rib, or Turkey.)
-Choice of two stations:Chicken breast w/sauteed mushroom sauce, Pasta Alfredo w/VA Ham, Ginger Beef and Fried Rice, and Arroz con Pollo (Spanish chicken and rice).
-Choice of two sides:Oatmeal, Polenta grits, sauteed green beans, smoked salmon and fruit display, bagels/cream cheese, julianne vegtables.
**I’m assuming since we’d be using them as horderves they’re crossed out? They probably will refill these stations though. Something I need to check out I guess.
-Choice of two soups: Butternut squash soup, french onion, beef and veggie, chicken noodle, cream of mushroom, or cream of asparagus
**bolded three because those are the ones we like the sound of, lol. Well, groomy doesn’t care for french onion but it’s pretty darn delish. More than likely, since I won’t be eating soup (um hello waffles?) we’ll probably do chicken noodle and beef and veggie. They’re usually crowd pleasers!
WHAT ARE YOU SERVING FOR DESSERT?
There will be the assorted desserts and pastries I suppose (I guess by the waffle station, lol as part of brunch) + we will have wedding cake if we manage to find one, lol.
Or, we’ll do a random dessert station and maybe I’d make us a mini wedding cake OR cheesecake for us to cut/have a caketopper for and such. Groomy loves himself some cheesecake and I make a pretty darn tasty one That’s actually not a bad idea, lol. We’re gonna check another cake place out and see what’s up w/that. But, I don’t mind making a mini cake or cheesecake for us to cut. I just don’t know if I would be expected to provide cheesecake to everyone. Has anyone considered doing something like this? Help!
We may do a toast but I dunno what beverage we will be toasting with yet. I’ve considered mimosas instead of regular champagne as an option. I also wouldn’t mind looking into what it’d cost to have mai tais made up for just our toast. We’re going to Hawaii and I’d like to practice my mai-tai sippage. Of course, regular champagne is still in the running too I guess. I’m not crazy about the taste of champange though. It’s alright, and I’ll drink it when special occassions occur.
Any thoughts of my dessert situation? o_o Help me October bees. Groomy keeps getting sent on business trips and it looks like he may get sent on another soon (maybe for up to two weeks). I feel weird picking a wedding cake without him. We went to one bakery because they had chocolate cake w/peanut butter frosting. It sounded amazing — it was lackluster. We thought their red velvet cake was okay, but they wanted big money for the cake. Anyone else have a hard time forking over money for the cake? Groomy says it’s not a big deal to him and if I want the cake we will get it. It just seems like a lot of money >.< but it was pretty. I dunnoz.