- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Hi Bees. I don’t have a lot of posts but I have been reading the Bee for about a year so I really value everyone’s opinion. I got engaged at Christmas and our wedding is in August so I have a pretty tight timeline. Typing up the list for my menu to send to one of my bridesmaids for input, it seemed to me that there is just a LOT of food! I started to feel borderline over the top by the time I hit the end of it. I can’t really change it much (shorten it or pare it down because it’s what’s included in our package), it is what it is—but I wanted to get your opinions. I don’t want people to think we are being ostentatious! Not only that, I am worried that there will be a lot of waste, or that people won’t even get to try and appreciate everything because of all the choices. To me, the cocktail hour alone is almost enough for a meal. Here is the menu, please tell me what you think. Thanks in advance, Bees!
Cocktail HourApps (8)
Mozzarella sticks, Mushrooms casino, beef franks en croute (lol pigs in a blanket, fancy!), baked clams, coconut shrimp, Asian chicken, teriyaki, bruschetta, vegetable quiche
Displays:Vegetable crudités, assorted cheese and crackers, antipasto, tropical fruit platter
Carving stations w/turkey & steak, plus trimmings, Pasta station
This seafood boat w/lobster, jumbo shrimp, clams on the half shell and Alaskan king crab legs (this is an add-on but we fell in love with it, especially since we have a nautical theme, summer wedding and love seafood)
Chafing Dishes: 8 selections out of 30 dishes , I am leaning towards Hawaiian chicken, Buffalo Wings, Chicken Francaise, Pasta primavera, Stuffed rigatoni ala vodka, Seafood newburg, beef au poivre, St Louis BBQ ribs
Fruit or pasta & a salad or duet of choice of fresh mozz & tomato, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, prosciutto and citrus salad or vegetable strudel (leaning towards either mozz/tomato or crab cakes)
Main course Choice at table of Chateaubriand (a definite pick for my menu), Chicken (either Cordon Bleu, Wellington, Francaise or Sorrentino, I need to choose one), Duck a l’orange, fish(I need to choose from filet of sole oreganata, almondine, or seafood newburg or grilled tuna w/citrus lemon butter, shrimp scampi—leaning towards grilled tuna)
Peach melba, almondine royal, Ice cream sundaes or ice cream eclairs, sherbet or chocolate mousse
Viennese hour with pastries, cakes, pies, ice cream bar, fruit, cannolis, carved fruit display, chocolate dipped strawberries etc.
Cordial bar/International coffee & espresso station
Full open bar w/premium liquor, bottles of red and white wine on tables, champagne
Please tell me what you guys think.