(Closed) Restaurant multi course meal V.S sushi and wine tasting

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What should I do for my mini reception
    Sushi and Wine sounds awesome! : (26 votes)
    50 %
    A restaurant would be better... : (24 votes)
    46 %
    Dude, seriously, a reception is only for big weddings so both ideas are weird....so do whatever : (0 votes)
    Other....(explain please) : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 17
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I think your ideas are lovely and I’d be so excited as a guest for your wedding.  But, I think the wine + sushi combination might be a little strange.  Wine tends to sit a little heavy, IMO – and the ending wines (either the heavier reds or the dessert wines) may be a little funky on your palate going into a sushi experience.

    Would you consider a sake tasting and finishing it with plum wine?

    Or, if not, I suppose a course of sorbet might be cleansing for the palate.

    Also- I definitely support you NOT asking them.  Just make sure you have options for those who don’t want raw fish or don’t like rolls:  ie:  teriyaki chicken and other cooked items.  I love sushi, but have friends that (and a mom) would wouldn’t touch the stuff with a 10-foot pole.

    re: your dress – do what you feel most comfortable … but don’t NOT wear your 1st dress because you think it’s too much for the venue.  I would have worn my dress anywhere on the day… it’s the only day you’ll really wear it – so I say: wear it out!

    Post # 19
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @Koolbeans621:  Plum wine is a little sweeter but definietly goes with sushi.  I’m a huge, huge, huge wine lover… but do not like drinking wine when I have sushi.  it’s sake (rice wine) all the way!  That’s why I think a sake tasting could be perfect (perhaps with some nice whites).

    I think what you are planning will be wonderful and you should continue to stick to your gut instinct.  But, don’t worry about it being boring – it won’t be!  People will entertain themselves and will be caught up in the celebration!  

    Post # 20
    14943 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I LOOOOVE sushi so I would love this idea.  But it comes down to how your guest feel about sushi.  I think for most its a love it or hate the idea of it.   But also it could jsut be something fun and different and be a great time regardless.

    Post # 21
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I think either sounds fine — but if you are concerned about price, go with the sushi/wine, since you said it’s cheaper. I think it sounds awesome (well, the sushi part anyways…I don’t like booze, but I’d gladly gobble up any cheese/crackers/fruit you’re pairing with the wine).

    Post # 22
    2853 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Wow, even split! OP, have you given it any more thought?

    Post # 23
    1806 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t like sushi, so I wouldn’t be thrilled. On the other hand, it would be cool to watch them make it?? I just wouldn’t get to eat it. Lol

    Post # 24
    10285 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    From a guest standpoint, I would not enjoy a wine tasting and sushi reception since I don’t like either. That would leave me to attend your wedding but not be able to really eat or drink much which would make the whole experience less than enjoyable for me. I admit that I may be weird as far as the wine goes but I know a lot of people who don’t eat sushi so depending on your guests, you may have a number of them as well. If it were me, I would find a restaurant to hold my reception at so that everyone is catered to. On the other hand, you know your guests better than we do so if they all seem like the type that would enjoy wine and sushi, then go for it.  

    Post # 25
    9816 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I love sushi, but not everyone is a fan.

    Post # 26
    1763 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Like others have said, I don’t eat sushi. And I proably wouldn’t want to drink much wine if there isn’t food in my belly. I would eat before and have a glass of two of wine and then I would be done and feel awkward if that is what everyone else is doing.

    That being said, it sounds though like most of your guests do eat sushi and would enjoy this. With such a small group of people you know well, I think it could be great to do something different.

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