(Closed) Reception food…tons or go less?

posted 10 years ago in Food
  • poll: Buffet style or other styles...
    Chuhascurria, Brazilian, rodizio.... : (7 votes)
    28 %
    Pre- plated - normal selections : (4 votes)
    16 %
    Family style - thanksgiving type menu : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Tapas small plates : (4 votes)
    16 %
    Normal buffet : (9 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
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    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think it totally depends on your cultural background (and the type of wedding you’re having).  I’m Chinese and I’ve always been taught that if you have guests…you feed them well!!  So the idea of a cocktail reception or a dessert reception is totally out of the question on my side.  Just a few things that popped up in my head when I read your entry…

    -If you’re doing lots of meats…what about guests with special dietary needs?  Vegetarians??  Older guests??

    -If there’s going to be an endless supply of food…what are you planning to do with the extras?  Maybe you can find a way to have guests pack extra food to go?  Or have it sent to a soup kitchen?  I’m saying this because IMOP I feel that wasting food like that is really horrible.

    -The cost….I’m guessing it’s gonna cost a LOT to have that much meat!!  Although the idea of an all-you-can-eat steak buffet (with tons of gravy) sounds SOOOOOOOOO good!! 

    But ya…it’s your wedding so do as you want…but just make it will make sense to your guests as well?  I think a lot of people on my guestlist would talk negativley about the wasted food…but that’s because of my cultural backround.  Yours could be completely different so it would be totally acceptable!!

    Post # 4
    Member
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I think this sounds like a wonderful idea. The main downside that I can see is the cost– it could be very costly. Because the meat is usually served on a skewer or sword, you have to have plenty to go around.

    However, I think it would be very unique!!! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    596 posts
    Busy bee

    I hate leaving weddings hungry so I would prefer having more food to less.  Is there a way to serve the food Brazillian style without having a huge amount of excess?  I think you should check with the caterer to see how they avoid having a huge amount of leftovers.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2365 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I come from a big family of food lovers, and fiances family are "eaters" too! So I have an idea of tons and tons of food … but fancy … trying to be fancy!

    Post # 7
    Member
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    S2BMrsKHS– you’ll have to let us know if you decide to do this… it sounds like a very unique and creative idea!!!!!!

    Post # 8
    Member
    773 posts
    Busy bee

    I love churrascaria! It’s so fun and festive, and while it’s indulgent, this is a wedding we’re talking about!  Definitely go for it!  The one thing I’d encourage you to consider is vegetarian options– I insisted that there be a meat free option for every event of our wedding weekend.

    Post # 9
    Member
    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I love this kind of thing, there is a great restaurant called Brasa in my hometown that is exactly like this and you never go home hungry!! Go for it! My only advice is that it is important that a lot of the sides are heavy for those who do not like meat. I personally don’t like meat so I always load up on the sides when I go to Brasa and it works for me… but I’d be pretty bummed to go to a reception that had TONS of food, but it was 95% meat…

    Good luck, I love the originality! 

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