Post # 1
Okay…so rather than go into super specific details that take forever to read…I’m just going to lay out the basic ideas I’m working with. Input gladly appreciated on any specfic area or the ideas as a whole.
The them is Movie/Hollywood “Glamour” – Color scheme is mostly Black and White, white accents of Red and Silver.
Wedding – Movie Premier
Cocktail Hour – Premier Party for the guests during photo time for party…
Reception – Awards Show/Oscars, Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man speeches are “acceptance” speechs after theve been awared Best Supporting Actor/Actress…
Later On – After Party…cut loose time after the older folks and kiddos have departed…
One of my worries is the food at the reception… I would love to do a fancy sit down meal where the guests have a choice of entree…but that is just not feasible on my budget…
In trying to keep with my movie theme, we have recently started considering the idea of a spread with the foods you’d find at a theater concession stand…pretzels, nachos, hot dogs, theater candy, etc…
It would totally save a ton of money, and it could be made to look cool I’m sure…but hot dogs and nachos at a wedding?
It totally fits the theme of the night, but is it too low class?
Post # 3
I don’t think that nachos and pretzels really fit with “Hollywood glamour.”
I think I would tone down the theme, personally. You could totally do a lot of cool decoration/stationary type stuff (movie ticket invitation/placecards, maybe film reels involved in the centerpieces somehow) but to be completely honest I think having the Maid/Matron of Honor speeches being acceptance speeches is taking it too far. I think when the theme overtakes the fact that it is a wedding it is too much.
Post # 4
I am always up for food I can pronounce at a wedding!
Post # 5
@Ms. Drgnfly: that’s more “night at the movie theater” than “Hollywood Glamour”. Which is cool for a kid’s birthday party or something like that but your guests will probably be expecting a more substantial meal than a concession stand. I’m not saying that you must have a formal sit down dinner at $100pp but hotdogs and nachos are tacky for a wedding. I’m sure you can find something else within your budget, even if it’s just sandwiches and salads, at least it’s real food.
Post # 6
I agree with these guys. I love hot dogs and pretzels, don’t get me wrong, but I definitely don’t think it fits with your theme. What about green salad, chicken, and pasta, or something along those lines? Something simple that will please folks, without being snack food?
Post # 7
Why not have a basic menu, whatever you choose, and switch the names with some of your favorite actors or movies? If “glam” Is in your theme, I dot think hot dogs and popcorn fit the bill. I understand the whole plated dinner being expensive/ out of budget, so maybe a buffet featuring more “glam” foods? Or maybe take popcorn seeds and put them in cute bags as favors? I would tone the theme down a bit and cut out unescessary expenses in order to serve a better dinner.
Post # 8
@Ms. Drgnfly: I think popcorn, candy, nachos, etc work for a cocktail hour, or late-night snack, but not for the main meal.
Post # 9
Personally I think you need to rethink your theme, doing such a big theme is going to be hard to pull off especially if you can’t afford a sit down meal, maybe more of a movie theme might work.
Post # 10
@Ms. Drgnfly: I think you can use your ideas- maybe just not for the entree.
I think popcorn in cute litle bags with a choice of toppings: parmesan cheese etc along with mini hot dogs and sliders would be great for the cocktail hour.
If you want to keep costs down, serve a salad course, then pasta.
Then go back to the movie theme with dessert- cut and serve your cake and have a movie candy bar.
Post # 11
@Ms. Drgnfly: Hollywood Glamour does not equal pretzels, nachos or hot dogs in my book. I think it’s more “night at the movies” which is really not glam at all.
Those foods are messy and unless they are incredibly tiny, canape style portions I can envision them ending up all over people’s glamorous clothing.