- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
We are starting to plan our wedding now. We are young parents and would like to keep costs down but not have a tacky wedding. Rather a fun, classy, eclectic day that represents us but still child friendly. We live in a small town and our wedding venue does not have kitchen facilities and we also have to specially order in chiavary chairs for the reception as no one in town does chair leasing.
Our guests would be seated in 2 or 3 long banquest tables decoated in hundreds of tealight candles in little jars and a large variety of flowers in larger jars and clear glass beer and wine bottles.
An outside caterer is way to expensive even for a basic menu. We thought a cost effective and fun meal idea would be to do gourmet pizzas served with disposable wooden plates with our initials monogramed in gold on them. Instead of a wedding cake we thought to do desert pizzas at dinner and do a champange tower instead and then pass around the glasses to our seated guests for speeches and toasts. We decided against canapes as we are doing an evening ceremony and having a family photo shoot done in our bridal gear another day in better lighting. So it will be straight inside for dinner.
Also in lieu of a more conservative dinner we are having a full cocktail bar with 3 high quality beers, 1 red and 1 white wine, and 3 cocktail choices as well as softdrink and water.
Pizzas we are considering are:
1) Bianca, mozzarella, poached pear, crumbled blue cheese , Brie and rocket.
2) Bianca, potato, rosemary, smoked salmon, and goat cheese.
3) Tomato Sugo, fior di latte, cherry tomato, basil, prosciutto, and rocket
4) Tomato Sugo, mozzarella, smoked spec, fresh Italian sausage, kalamatas and anchovy.
6) Tomato Sugo, garlic, prawns, cherry tomato, grilled zucchini and rocket.
7) Custard base, baked apple, cinnamon, caramel and pistachio crumble
8) Chocolate mud cake, strawberries, white chocolate and chocolate ganache.
We were wondering if this would be to tacky. It will be high quality ingredients and plenty of food to go around. Our venue cant facilitate a cocktail setting so we are forced to do sit down but have limited kitchen facilites. We have just over 200 guests and the crowed is very young with most guests between 20 & 30 plus family and children.
Thoughts anyone? Would this be a wedding you would enjoy.