Post # 1
I have a question about my food idea. Here’s some background.
Ceremony at 4, Cocktail Hour at 5, Reception/Dinner around 5:30
I really want to provide a meal for my guests considering it’s going to be around dinner time at the reception, and I don’t want people bowing out early because they’re hungry. Problem guests: 300 Food budget: Around $3,000 (max)
So I was thinking a pasta buffet. Having a line with 3-4 types of noodles, then chicken, shrimp, and meatballs, then 3-4 types of sauces, salad and breadsticks.
Will people find this tacky or do you think they will be think it’s okay since they technically can build whatever they want to eat, the kids will eat spaghetti, someone maybe just wants a salad, and everyone else can build they’re own creation.
Would you find it cheap & tacky?
Post # 3
I don’t know if its tacky or not, but I would LOVE that! I love pasta, so that would be so much fun for me.
Would you provide one or two sides for the people who don’t like pasta or are on diets (aside from the salad)? The ones who don’t like pasta could have meatballs & sauce without any noodles, and the ones who are on diets could just do salad and breadsticks if they wish, so I guess that’s really not necessary– so nevermind! lol
Post # 4
I love pasta and think it is a definite people pleaser! I don’t think it is cheap or tacky either, you are providing your guests with a decent meal that is also yummy and customizable!
To be honest, I would prefer pasta over 99% of wedding food. I don’t eat beef, seafood, or pork and I hate sauces and most chicken dishes are covered in a cream sauce. I also don’t like potato or cooked veggies which are the typical wedding sides, haha.
Post # 5
I think a lot of people will enjoy a pasta bar especially if they can customize it. I think it’s a fun and filling idea =) Go for it!
Post # 6
I think that as long as I am fed, have a drink in my hand & the food is decent, then I would be happy!
Post # 7
That’s a cute idea. Who cares if some guests think it’s ‘tacky’? There will always be someone who doesn’t like something.
Post # 8
Haha.. I totally forgot, yes veggies will be provided as well.. maybe 2-3. Thanks for the reassurances ladies. I agree with @babyboo.. I’d prefer something I know what it is haha
Post # 9
I think pasta wil be the best option for your budget, plus it’s always soo filling! So I think it will be great!
Post # 10
I think it’s a really cool & unique idea! Love the idea of different toppings and sauces. I also love breadsticks or garlic bread with my pasta so you should defnintely consider adding that as an option.
Post # 11
The main meal is the pasta bar? I’d be in heaven. It sounds great. Pasta + toppings and salad and bread…it’s a full meal, I for one don’t think it’s cheap at all.
Post # 12
I think it sounds great! We did this for our rehearsal dinner. We also did some antipasto dishes. Like cheese, olives, salami etc. If you end up having more room in your budget you could add some appetizer things like this that would be a nice touch.
Post # 13
I think the idea is great! That way they can create their own plate and there is more variety
I am a very slim minority, but we do exist – I am gluten intolerant, so I wouldn’t be able to eat pasta or bread, or cake, basically anything that contains flour. And, I also know that people with my condition are often sick and tired of having salad as their only option when they eat out, so maybe you could provide a rice/risotto option that’s also not that expensive? Rice insead of pasta is good with some of the sauces (especially the creamy ones).
Of course you can’t change your menu only one person, if you happen to have one celiac guest, but I think having at least one interesting option would be nice!
Post # 14
I think that would be fantastic. I would love to come across that at a wedding. I’m with babyboo. I usually struggle finding something to eat at weddings. I would never complain, and this wasn’t a wedding, but I was at a work function last week that served chicken covered in cream sauce and mushrooms, potatoes, 2 spears of asparagus, rolls and cheesecake for dessert. I was STARVING by the time the keynote speaker finally got up.
So, point is I love it when I can be my annoying picky self.
Post # 15
I am with Babyboo too, I hate most wedding food options so a pasta bar for me = sweet awesomeness. I’m usually picking the food apart and/or scraping stuff off my chicken and filling up on rolls.
Post # 16
I don’t think it’s tacky. I’d find it fun and different (in a good way.)