Post # 1
My FH and I are DIYing our wedding. So to save money on our reception, we are having a pasta bar type deal.
I was planning on having chicken alfredo, penne with meat sauce, and my mama’s homemade lasagna plus salad and breadsticks.
I would like to have other choices but I’m trying to stick to a very small budget.
Do you think this is a good selection?
Post # 3
Yum! If you wanted to have more of a variety, I would maybe include a pesto (it looks really nice and can be made fairly cheaply if you substitute some of the pricier ingredients with cheaper alternatives.) But I think those 3 will definitely appeal to everyones’ tastes 🙂
Post # 4
We are having a pasta buffet for our rehearsal dinner and we are having . . .
Grilled chicken and shrimp
Alfredo and Marinara Sauce
Cheese tortellini and Penne.
Post # 5
It would be nice to have a vegetarian option.
Post # 6
I would eat all three of those and I’m a picky eater!
Post # 7
We’re doing a pasta bar at our wedding :), so clearly I think that this is a brilliant idea! While we’re not DIY, we are saving a ton of money going this route. Here’s what ours will have:
- salad and rolls (including garlic bread – I know that you can buy garlic bread at Costco, so even though that makes it carb happy, it might be somethign worth thinking about)
- 3 types of pasta (I know for sure tortellini and cavatappi. We haven’t settled on the 3rd)
- 3 sauces (pesto, vodka sauce, and a 3rd)
I don’t think 3 types of pasta are necessary, but it might be kind of nice to give people an option of two types? the lasagna sounds really good though. Pasta was a good option for us (as I’m sure you’re also aware) b/c there’s very few people who won’t eat it. We have tons of friends and family who are vegeterians (we do have a few meals for the vegans – not sure if you have any vegan guests – and I think two friends who have celiac. For my celiac friends, they will unfortunately have different plates, just to minimize contamination). I’ve been having some health issues, and for us it was important that we have something I could eat without feeling weird. The friends I’ve told that we’re having a pasta bar are all really excited (one of my bridesmaids is a picky eater and also doesn’t lie, and her face lit up and she was SO excited!).
So, tl;dr I think you have a great idea and that there will be something for (almost) everyone, plus super yummy!
Post # 8
@VideoGamer: Sounds good to me, but if your mom’s lasagne is the standard red sauce/meat lasagne I would switch out the penne with meat sauce for pesto. A cream sauce, a tomato-based sauce, and pesto will give you a nice variety.
Post # 9
Yummy sounding food! We are doing something similar.
If you are looking for more options without more cost, I would go the topping route.
Italian Sausage and/or Peppers
Freshly Grated Parmasean Cheese