Post # 1
So my fiance and I are not very conventional and we are quite adventurous eaters. Our favorite type of cuisine is Indian food.
We looked at many caterers and since our budget is limited, their lower priced options (we living near NYC so everything is crazy) are very boring – think artichoke dip and fruit. So we thought if we went more unconventional and had a restaurant cater we could get a lot more food and have it be more fun! To clarify, we are not Indian, we are just foodies and love Indian food especially.
We have a few restaurants that have done weddings and they are fine making everything mild – we would have a buffet with breads, rice, tandoori chicken, paneer, butter chicken, samosas, vegetable side dishes, shrimp etc. and then dessert. We are going to have some plain chicken and fish with sauces on the side as well.
Almost everyone coming loves Indian food except possibly a couple from the older generation – but honestly they don’t like much of anything anyway.
Do you think this would be a good idea or would it be too “out there?” We want it to be food we like but also food others like. I don’t want to feel like I’m forcing my tastes on others but it is the 21st century and we’re in a metropolitan area 🙂
Post # 3
i don’t think this is too out there at all. it is your wedding, do exactly what you want.
Post # 4
I love the idea. I wish I was invited. You said there will be the standards; bread, veggies, chicken (just with different seasonings), nothing that is too out there. You are requesting that it be made mild so all can enjoy (and it sounds like most of your guests enjoy those flavors to begin with.)
It sounds like the food you listed is that which others will like, and its something that is not the same thing as every other wedding. Hey, maybe someone will even be suprised at how much they like Indian flavors, and there are always those you can’t please, so you just shrug off their complaints.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I think its fine! I’m a whimp when it comes to spices, but if it’s mild I’m okay. I’ve been to a few Indian resturaunt buffets and always have been able to find something I really enjoy eating. Also, you said you will have some plain chicken and fish with sauces on the side which I think will give enough people the option to just have that if they’re not feeling too adventerous.
Post # 6
I will be honest, I was reading the beginning of your post and holding my breath… but when you listed out what your full idea was, that sounds good! I like Indian food, but some of it can be unapprochable, but you looked like you picked very approchable dishes.
I would suggest having signs discribing each dish for people who are not versed in what it is. Tandori chichen, while delcious, looks very odd…
Post # 7
well this is encouraging! Thanks so much. @misswhowedding yes we are trying to choose dishes that are less intimidating (after all, chicken tikka masala was invented in England haha) and signs are a good idea as well, plus would look nice!
Post # 8
I was also expecting something really wacky when I first read the title, like that thread where the bride wanted to feed her 100 or so guests with just poutine via one single food truck… 😛
No, Indian food is great! And DELICIOUS! I think you should go for it. In fact, both weddings I went to this year had Indian catering, although it’s because wedding #2 was a full-blown Indian wedding, and wedding #1 involved a Chinese bride whose family’s from India. 🙂
Go for it and enjoy!!! 😀
Post # 9
dude yum I love Indian food. I’d be SO excited to go to a wedding and find out that they were serving Indian or any type of theme other than the typical wedding fare of ceasar salad, dry chicken or fish, and a roll.
Post # 10
Someone asked something similar a while ago. I’m not really a fan of being surprised that way, but I’ve had bad reactions to Indian food and I don’t know the specific cause. I have a low spice tolerance so it was a fairly mild dish(es?) that cause the problem. Swelling to the point where you’re vomitting and having issues breathing isn’t fun.
The plain chicken would be enough to keep me happy though and I would be able to eat some of the dishes as well.
Some info on your website might help for people who don’t like food surprises.
Post # 11
I’d love it, it just depends on your crowd but it sounds like it would be fine with your group.
Post # 12
I would be really really disappointed.
Post # 13
I am digging your idea – go for it!
If I were your guest (I’m not Indian), I’d be pleasantly surprised and captivated.
Post # 14
I would be super excited if I got to a wedding and smelled samosas lol.
Post # 15
Regular wedding food is SO BORING and usually terrible. I think this sounds amazing!
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I think that as long as you have plain, simple options (basic chicken not covered in spices, plain rice, etc.) for the non-adventurous, you should be okay.