(Closed) Only bees will understand…I came up with my own menu!

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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 # 6
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
4485 posts
Honey bee

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
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
990 posts
Busy bee

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
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
623 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It all sounds delicious! If I were a guest at your wedding I’d be VERY happy with your food choices.

Post # 13
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sounds good. I love the mini grilled cheese with tomato soup shooters idea.

Post # 14
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

Sounds amazing! I might need to go grab something to eat NOW!

Post # 15
216 posts
Helper bee

Looks awesome!

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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