(Closed) Themed Food at a Reception

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i think its great. Somewhere in my blog stalking days I saw a couple that did mini bar food. mini burgers, mini nachos, mini hot dogs, single serving frnech fries, etc. It was awesome. Since you’re in Memphis why not do a food theme like "southern favorites".

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I also think it’s a great idea! We’re still working on our catering situation, but I think we’re going to have an all-out BBQ — we have some wonderful restaurants in the area who cater this kind of food and I think it will set the tone for our casual outdoor reception.

I also *love* the idea of having Mexican meal…yum yum!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Memphis is home to such great foods and the infamous Rendevous. You could do a play up of all things home to memphis – I know ribs would be messy, but what about mini-pulled pork sandwiches, fries in cones, etc. Or for a southern menu (one of my friends had this and it was fabulous) go all out with Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Shrimp & Grits, cornbread, collards, etc??

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re getting married in Texas at the State History Museum and are serving Texas style BBQ.  I was a little nervous about it being too informal, but our caterer is dressing it up a little.  So far we’ve had only positive reactions.  Here’s hoping it goes over well at the actual reception!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I went to a wedding where it was carnival food theme and all the guests LOVED it!  There were mini shrimp corndogs, take out containers with sweet and sour chicken, mini sliders, cotton candy and fried dough…yes fried dough at a wedding, I was in LOVE.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

BBQ shrimp – yum!! Sounds to me like you need to trust your instincts!! I’m getting hungry just reading these posts!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think that’s a perfectly fine thing to do with your wedding food, but I’d be sure to have some slightly more neutral dishes on the menu for people who might be either sensitive to or simply not fond of the food you use. There are lots and lots of fusion restaurants and caterers out there now that can give traditional food an ethnic twist, and vice versa.

Sounds fun!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

We had a traditional New England Clam Bake.

-Lobster
-Sausage
-BBQ Chicken
-corn on the cob
-steamers
-clam chowder

And we had friends who did a down home BBQ.

Both were awesome!

Post # 12
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Newbee

We’re going with a Mexican food theme, because my FI’s whole family is Hispanic. We’re even hiring a mariachi group to play during dinner. I think both sides of our family will really enjoy it.

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