Post # 1
I wanted opinions on my menu. We are having a small wedding of hopefully 80 people or less and we are working with a very tight budget. We have about $6,000 to spend on food, drink and rentals. FI’s mom recently came into some money and would like to contribute to the wedding so we are thinking about adding some things to the menu. My concerns are if it won’t be enough food (appetizers specifically) for people.
Currently our menu (buffet style) is:
Sausage stuffed mushrooms
Tomato caprese skewers (a cherry tomato, cube of mozzerella and a basil leaf on a skewer)
House salad with balsamic vinigrette
Grilled Chicken with lemon sauce
Grilled steak with bearnaise sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
We were thinking about adding crab cakes with the money from FI’s mom. What do you guys think of the menu overall? Do you think this is enough appetizers?
Post # 3
I like it but I think the entree is missing something. I generally don’t eat a lot of carbs but usually for a meal like this, I would expect a small portion of starch/carbs with my meat, salad & veggies. Maybe a potato dish added to the entree?
Also, the crab cakes as an additional appetizer sounds good. Three is a good number of options IMO.
Post # 4
@purple_orchid: I think you need a starch. Some sort of potato. Also, I’d see if you could get different kinds of dressings for the salad. I know a lot of people that dont like balsamic vinaigrette.
Post # 5
@purple_orchid: Do you have a vegetarian option? Because a salad and a stick with a cherry tomato, bit of cheese and basil is not much of an offering.
Otherwise it sounds fine though a lot of people dislike mushrooms.
Post # 6
@purple_orchid: Crab cakes, a starch with the entree and maybe a selection of breads/rolls?
Post # 7
Oops, I forgot to mention we also will be having garlic mashed potatoes.
Post # 8
I didn’t pick a vegetarian option because we only know one person that doesn’t eat meat and I was thinking I would just order her a special meal.
Post # 9
Hmm, you raise a good point.
Post # 10
I would have more appetizers. I hate tomatoes and mushroom and sausage so I wouldn’t eat the two you offer. I know a good amount of people that don’t like mushrooms. I think at least one more appetizer would be good- you mentioned crab cakes as an entree- what about miniature crab cake appetizers? Or at least crackers and cheese or veggie/fruit trays
Post # 11
I know many people who won’t touch mushrooms.
I would add a couple more crowd pleasing type apps, they really don’t have to be fancy!
Post # 12
I think its yummy..but I like all that stuff lol sounds good to me!
Post # 13
I don’t think the mushrooms sound good, and I love mushrooms. I’d switch that for something else, add another appetizer, and also add the crab cakes.
Can you do the meats without sauces? Or a fish option? The options sound heavy.
Post # 14
I think it sounds good! Maybe I would add one more app and one more side, but that’s just because I don’t like crabcakes — but lots of people do. Do they offer another kind of substantial app — like a spring roll or a mini-tart/phyllo shell kind of app? If you were to add another main, I might do a pasta (if your caterer can do that well in bulk).
Post # 15
Add in one more appetizer and you should be great. I think the entrees are fine! Is it dual plated or a choice?