Post # 17
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 # 18
acorn Because I wouldn’t get a yes or no answer, I would get a bunch of opinions as to what I should do instead of either option. Both Fiance and my people are kind of eccentric.
Entangled I wasn’t really picturing anything heavy, we would honestly lean more towards wines that would go with fish in general.
oracle We would per pair everything so we wouldn’t have taste conflicts, honestly I hadn’t really thought about what wine would be serve quiet yet. Plum wine is an awesome suggestion and I will have to check it out(I’ve never had it) Thanks for you input.
The main reason we wanted to go with wine tasting was that we wanted an interactive cocktail hour since small parties can some times be a little dry. Everyone in our crowd would do sushi with the exception of my mom who is crazy picky health nut and the main reason we are having other cooked hor’doeuvres and pastries.
Also with such a small party i am a bit worried about a plated meal being boring for the group….
Post # 19
@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
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
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
Wow, even split! OP, have you given it any more thought?
Post # 23
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
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
I love sushi, but not everyone is a fan.
Post # 26
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.
Post # 27
Everyone invited loves sushi so people liking it really isn’t a problem. Upon reflection, I thinks it would mirror our personalities perfectly being that we both love sushi and when we do drank it is wine(or appletinis) I was just hung up on weither it was too offbeat. On a side note, my Fiance has added the disire for fire dancers as entertainment so I am thinking that really thats a restaurant out of the running.
Anyhoo thanks for all the feedback, I was kinda of stoked it was a tie since I really didn’t think that it would be a popular idea.