Post # 1
I have no idea what to have for our 35 guest wedding dinner. What food, cocktail hour, appetizers, how many course dinner, did you have for your small wedding guest? I was going for a taco cart and have family make side food, but I want to hear other ideas. If you can include price if you did catering and for how many guest. Thanks bees!
Post # 3
This would be my ideal set up For our dinner.
Post # 5
Just started a thread about this:
-pork and apricot stuffed pastries
-mini stuffed peppers (some vegetarian)
-caprese bites (vegetarian)
Wine Pairing: Champagne or Sparkling Red
-Butternut squash soup with apple and cinammon
Wine Pairing: Pinot Noir
-Mixed greens with apples, candied pecans, feta and raspberry vinagarette
Wine Pairing: Sauv Blanc
– Choice of ginger terriyaki salmon or marinated steak with seasonal veggies (we have no full vegetarians, only a few pescatarians)
Wine Pairing: Pinot Grigio for salmon, Cabernet for Steak
Possible flavors – Apple, pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb, blueberry, cherry, chocolate, and peach. Ideas welcomed!
Wine Pairing: Blueberry Wine
Cost was included with the venue (they cater), but it’s byob so we’re going to go to Total Wine. Venue and food (not wine) is around 4k. We’re having 30 people.
Post # 6
My wedding is a little under twice the size of yours, but our menu goes a little something like this –
Cocktail Hour – Each item will be served in its own mini cup.
tomatoe soup & grilled cheese shooters
brocolli & dip
carrots & dip
celery & dip
yogurt w/ candied almonds & granola
drinks for the hour will be glass bottled sodas
Dinner Menu – Buffet Style
drinks for dinner will be wine & water at table – coffee, tea & sodas will also be available.
We’re having fazoli’s cater most of the dinner, we’ll be doing the buns/rolls & soups ourselves.
ETA : My family are EXTREMELY laid back, so we needed a very very laid back menu.
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@echolove: Whoa man, we are!!! Didn’t even notice your date! How fun! I really love your inspiration picture for seating; we’re doing one long table, also. I was adamant about it, because I think seperate tables for so few people is silly. Plus, I want it to feel like a big family dinner!
How is your planning going, overall?? We’re finally under 6 months!
Post # 9
Ours was at a restaurant so we picked the menu before hand.
sea scallops (and ahi belly due to a mix up)
Kona lobster or beef tenderloin
cake, coffee, and tea
I think we payed almost $100 a head but there were only 26 total. We also didn’t pay for the cake-it came with the dinner.
We also had an open bar (top shelf)
Post # 10
@BeeandBeeBride27: exactly what I’m going for, huge family dinner. Lol. Planning is going good. We are getting married at his grandma’s estate over looking the ocean. His uncle is marrying us and its just going to be very simple. So far all we need to pay for is the food, table, chairs Rental, decor for the table, my dress ($235), and Fiance suit. Just trying to get prices for everything. How’s your planning going?
Post # 11
We had a smaller wedding (11 people I think?) and went to a restaurant for the reception. We were supposed to have a custom menu but somewhere along the line the chef didn’t get back to us, so we just had everyone choose what they liked off the menu. It was all really good. I’m trying to remember what all everyone had – my husband and I had filet mignon; several people had a pork loin dish with sweet potato waffles, several others had fish. In the end, I’m glad we did it this way as everyone chose exactly what they wanted and it was delicious. Including mains for everyone, cocktails, first courses, dessert and coffee for most people, plus several bottles of wine for the table, we came out around $80 pp I think.
Post # 12
@echolove: We had 25 guests at our wedding in January. There was a cocktail hour with passed canapes (calamari, fried oysters, mini quiches, and something chickeny… I forget the details haha) and specialty margaritas. That was at the hotel on the beach. After that we had the wedding ceremony on a sailboat, then we served gourmet sandwiches, fruit salad, crudite, organic plantain & potato chips, beer, rum&coke, hard lemonade, wine coolers, water, juice & soda. And wedding cake! I feel like I’m missing some things, but that sums it up.
Post # 13
I can tell you what we did for our rehearsal dinner which had about 25 people at a semi-casual lobster shack, because we’re originally from New England and wanted to incorporate that somehow:
Cocktail hour (all stationed) :
Veggies and dip
Second Course (choices):
Traditional lobster bake w/ clams, mussels, shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn
OR Filet mignon OR Grilled chicken OR vegan option
Selection of pies
Post # 14
@echolove: It’s going well, but I’m at a weird lull. Necessary vendors (photog, officiant, string quartet, hair) are all booked, invites ordered, and now it’s just the little details that are too soon to start (can’t make name cards until I get RSVPs back!)
Probably the calm before the storm 🙂
Post # 15
We had about 30 people at a restaurant for our reception.
Cucumber slices stuffed with red pepper cream cheese
Fried breaded mushrooms
Bacon wrapped water chestnuts
Green salad with creamy dressing
Chicken paillards with lemon herb sauce
Baked pulled ham
Yukon gold mashed potatoes
Cookies and homemade cupcakes
It was fairly simple comfort food, but we had several people comment that it was the best wedding food they’d ever had.