(Closed) Unconventional wedding food

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mashed potato bar, served in martini glasses. Haven’t actually seen it but so want to have it. Well anything with potatos yum. With the french fries you could do different toppings like cheese or ranch. I know there are favorings in powder form that you can shake on. What about grilled fruit, that can be really great. Maybe on skewers. Sounds like a good idea doing different stuff.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’ve been seeing a lot of soups served as appetizers in shot glasses…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i think taking a bit of an international bent to your food could be considered unconventional, at least in contrast to mini burgers/fries/mac and cheese. a sushi bar or at least a catered variety of sushi would be yummy and interesting. something i’ve never seen before in wedding world examples but would be so much fun (coming from someone who enjoys being a psuedo foodie :p) is a spanish tapas tasting. with maybe a wine tasting on the side to pair with the dishes. and maybe another spin on the fries are doing different types of homemade root vegetable chips — fingerling potato, sweet potato, beet, etc. heh i wish my budget had room to do cool unconventional wedding foods!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

All very cute ideas, just wanted to make a note-I am a huge french fry fan and wanted the shot glasses with ketchup at the bottom too!

I talked to my wedding coordinator about having fries and other fun foods- she said the biggest problem with fries is they are only good hot, and it would be hard to get them out fast enough for people to enjoy them, before they get cold 🙁

Make sure you consult with the caterer, they usually know what works and taste good!

Have fun

Post # 8
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Newbee

Instead of the fries, you can definitely do the mash potatoe bar.

Side note: I want to also do mini burgers and things like that. How much are yours running per person? Are you finding your caterer willing and able to do it?

Post # 9
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Newbee

                        I’m hoping to have a crepe station. I am also thinking about a mini taco bar during cocktail hour.

Post # 10
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Newbee

We served breakfast dinner.  Appetizers included local cheeses, savory and fruit bruschetta and a pretzel bar with dipping sauces.  Dinner included gourmet french toast, an egg scramble, carved ham, fresh fruit, etc.  It was unusual but totally fit us and our guests really enjoyed it.  We didn’t do as much as we could have with unique presentation  (I hit the bridal no-more-decisions wall before we got there) but it definitely had potential.   I really like the idea above of the crepe bar, would be great for a wedding with a Parisian theme.

Post # 11
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Newbee

I LOVE the "breakfast for dinner" idea, especially for a couple who are early morning risers.

As for other ideas, why don’t you go with a regional theme based on what part of the country you’re from – Boston do chowders and seafood, Philly all kinds of different cheese steaks, South comfort food – fried chicken, elegant gourmet potato salads and even some individual fresh peach cobblers with vanilla bean ice cream.

If you want more ideas shoot me a note, happy to oblige 🙂

au revior,

the occasionista 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Our menu isn’t too out-of-the-ordinary (we’re doing mini-pierogies during the cocktail hour for his Polish family, but everything else is pretty normal) but I’ve seen some great ideas at friends’ weddings.

I had a friend who did the mashed potato bar, which is such a fun idea (she offered it along side a roast beef carving station, which went perfectly). My only suggestion would be to include a lot of different toppings — she only had cheese and bacon bits, which seemed pretty minimal when you’ve got a whole ‘bar’ dedicated to it. I’d suggest adding sour cream and chives, plus maybe some more ‘adventurous’ toppings.

Another couple served a Thanksgiving-style dinner (at a May wedding)…not unconventional in itself, but certainly as wedding fare. Was great for a casual, comfy wedding…and who doesn’t love Thanksgiving dinner?

As for serving fries, if you want to make them a bit more special, there is a restaurant around here that serves rosemary fries. They are absolutely phenomenal.

Also love the idea of the tapas and wine tasting and the crepe station!

 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Stir Fry Station!  sorta like a Mongolian grill where you can pick your veggies, meats and sauces.  I love food to order because people have such different tastes.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I would LOVE a mongolian grill station!

We’re having late night snacks towards the end of the evening and my caterer thought of several fun ideas: a nacho bar, mini blt sandwiches, petite reuben sandwiches, baby grilled cheese with tomato soup shots, mini pitas, mini pizzas, etc…we ended up choosing mini bacon burgers ($2/each) and mini shrimp tostaditos ($1.75/each).

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