Post # 1
Thanks for all the food inspiration you guys have been posting. My friend who used to be in hotel sales thinks it’s kinda weird or bridezilla that I came up with my own menu – but the bees understand, right? So now, do I present it to my caterer now in an email or wait til we have an appt with her later on? We are still 8 months away. Here’s what I came up with:
Cocktail hour on terrace:
International cheese platter (caterer is famous for these)
Mini grilled cheese with tomato soup shooters
Mini lobster rolls
Inside for food stations:
Mix Your Own Salad
BBQ Shrimp with polenta
Asian Dumplings with Dipping Sauce & Sunomono Salad
Ribs with Potato Pancakes
I also want to come up with a to-go snack because the town of Sedona rolls up at about 9 pm and if people have late night munchies after the reception, they would be out of luck finding something.
Post # 3
That just made me hungry. It all sounds great! They go well together too. I’d email the caterer just to see what they say. 8 months isn’t so far away that it’s ridiculous to get the ball rolling. I like the idea of the to go snack as well, as long as you don’t have to heat up, keep refrigerated or prepare in anyway, as I’m sure you’ll have out of town guests. You should get labels with your names or the date on them too, as a favor kinda.
Post # 4
We came up with our own menu too. That’s not weird. Maybe in the hotel catering world it is, but we used a private resturaunt to cater. It cost us more than packages, but in the end everyone RAVED about the food.
Post # 5
IA_Snowflake- That’s the way we’re going, too. It’s a private caterer and they own the venue. They get rave reviews.
Post # 6
Did the caterer tell you to do this? I would check with them and make sure that they’re willing and able to do before you get your heart set on it. I’ve talked with my caterer about all my ideas. I wouldn’t want to pick something that they didn’t feel comfortable making, because then it would suck. Of course, I have an awesome caterer, so I’m pretty excited. I don’t think it’s odd that you made your own menu, but you really need to check it over with them first. They might not do ribs or asian food.
Post # 7
I don’t understand how that is weird or bridezilla-ish at all. Where is it written that you have to stick to what the caterer fixes for everyone else and their cousin? Your menu sounds great and there’s something there for everyone. But before you get your heart set on something, you need to get the ok from them very soon.
As far as a late-night snack, I automatically think Mexican or Western (cowboy bbq) when it comes to Arizona. Maybe you could serve Indian fry bread tacos and something sweet to go along with it (churros with Mexican hot cocoa in to-go mugs or fruit empanadas). Not sure how travel-efficient those are though but your caterer may have an idea.
Post # 8
Mmmm! I love latkas and sunomono salad. I love your choices…
However, you haven’t talked to your caterer about this yet? I hope you don’t get your heart too set on this menu because what if it can’t all be done? Definitely email the caterer to give them a heads up & to see if this is all possible.
I really hope you get the go-ahead on this menu! It sounds fantastic 🙂
Post # 9
yum yum yum! Definitely hope that when you talk to your caterer they are ON BOARD because it looks delicious. As for a to-go snack … there are so many options! Are you looking for a warm snack or something more snack-like? I can’t help but think like portobella pizzas would be delicious (that is, if you like mushrooms) or maybe even something like smoothies and muffins to keep it simple?
Post # 10
For your to go snack, I read about a couple who gave bagels, muffins, jam & cream cheese in bags and had a cute note on it like “hope this makes your morning better” I thought it was so cute for a late night wedding whose guests may be a little hung over the next morning 😉 Don’t know if this is the direction you want to take, but thought I would share!
Post # 11
It all sounds delicious! If I were a guest at your wedding I’d be VERY happy with your food choices.
Post # 12
Thanks for your feedback & suggestions. I just emailed my caterer.
I am thinking the to-go snack would be a warm thing. I think everyone will have microwaves in their rooms.
Post # 13
Sounds good. I love the mini grilled cheese with tomato soup shooters idea.
Post # 14
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Sounds amazing! I might need to go grab something to eat NOW!
Post # 15
I actually assumed brides picked out foods and told the caterer what to work with ! I didn’t realize the norm is to actually choose from lists they give you. I think the lists are really just to make selections easy. I think many caterers would be happy to work with something unique like this.
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Post # 16
I emailed the caterer and she actually liked all the ideas. She said I might want to wait to decide until I meet with her because they are in the process of coming up with new menus and they have similar items they’ve come up with. She did say that she liked to do things that are unique and different.I knew I liked her!:)