Post # 1
I picked a caterer and the menu a couple of months ago and I was totally stoked with my choices and really excited about the menu…until…I went to a wedding last week and was totally blown away by the food that it made me feel like our food wasn’t going to be good enough. As a guest at that wedding, it was friggin awesome! I want my guests to have the same experience.
We don’t have much more in the budget for food so we can’t do too much more.
Here’s our menu:
Passed hors doeuvres: beef satay on a stick, grilled shrimp with mango, baked brie tartlets, chicken salad on cucumber rounds
Served dinner: raspberry mesclun salad (mixed greens, whole raspberries, goat cheese, and walnuts with raspberry vinegarette), choice of chicken picatta and salmon or filet mignon and salmon, wedding cake for dessert.
We’re having a top-shelf open bar. We’re lucky enough to be able to purchase our own beer/liquor and have our caterer serve it.
I was so excited about this before that wedding I just went to. There really isn’t much I can add, but I was thinking of adding a sorbet intermezzmo before the main course, changing the salad to caesar (so the salad would no longer be sweet and because I looooove caesar salad) and adding bruschetta to the hors doeuvres. Do you think it’s necessary? Would you?
Post # 3
I think you definitely have enough! Although I like caesar better than the other so I’d say switch that 🙂
Post # 5
I think yours sounds like a good menu… what more did the other one have? Like more courses? Or more options?
Post # 6
I like the ceasar option better but I love ceasar salad so I may be bias. It sounds like enough food to me. What did the other wedding have that made it so good?
Post # 7
You have plenty of food. No need to add anything else. Sometimes simple is best. However Caesar salad does tend to be more of a crowd pleaser as you may have quite a few people who don’t like the raspberry salad.
Post # 8
I think it sounds like you have plenty of food. If you love caesar salad, I say switch. Almost everybody likes Caesar salad.
And on the bright side, your guests won’t be so weighed down with food that they aren’t able to dance all night! Food coma = no fun at a wedding.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the comments 🙂
I guess I do have enough food, I was just having a major case of wedding envy at the time.
The wedding I went to had like 8 stations with calamari, paella, shrimp and scallops, dim sum, pasta, eggplant roll-up thing…there were 2 carving stations, 3 or 4 passed hors doeuvres, fruit/cheese/veggie/bread/dip display…and that was just the cocktail hour!
Dinner was lobster ravioli, salad, and then you could chose your main entree from 7 different items…yup 7.
I think I will change the salad to caesar…I love caesar salad too. Thanks bees! You’re the best.
Post # 10
Wow. Sounds like people could easily make a full meal from that cocktail hour spread. No need to serve anything else afterward since many people may not have room which means wasted food and money. What you are serving is plenty and the equivalent amount of what folks would eat at home and be easily sated with.