(Closed) Wedding Food Menu- What Do You Think?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

I’m very early in the planning process so I can’t comment on prices/value but I just wanted to say your menu sounds amazing! You seem to have a very wide variety for many different palettes, which is awesome!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly, I think I’d skip the apps.  That’s a ton of food you hsve going on!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

 

(Sorry–I’ve been waiting forever to unload that gif and couldn’t help myself. 😉 But the food all sounds delicious!)

 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  MrsYokiman.
  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  MrsYokiman.
Post # 5
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Helper bee

The price is great for the amount of food you are getting. If you decide you want to get rid of something, I would drop either the fish cakes or mussels (or both). But, I would be very very happy as a guest with this menu!

ETA: I would keep the cocktail hour as is. 2 stationary displays and 3-5 passed apps is typical and keeps your guests from overloading on alcohol!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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ClaudiaKishi: is your meal going to be buffet or plated? Especially since your price includes dishes I would think this is a good price. I’m going to be paying 37 per person with plates, silverware, napkins and water glasses for a buffet with 2 meat options, 2 sides and a salad, and a cocktail hour with a cheese/fruit/crack platter, passed pimento stuffed peppers and spanikopta. Service fees, gratuity and tax are not included and servers will be an additional $2,000. Since you’re going to have more food at your cocktail hour and more varities in your entrees, I think you’re getting a good price! And your food sounds great! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sounds yummy! Though I do think you’ve got a lot – I would almost cut out some of the dinner choices. But only if it drops the price (which really isn’t that bad honeslty).

I agree with you – food is important! I’ve been to a few weddings recently where they ran out of food and we were left ordering pizza or driving through somewhere after the wedding was over. Our wedding was almost a year ago (my how the time flies!) and we still get compliments on the food and the band we had. People definitely remember if you serve them something yummy, or if you run out of food and they’re left starving….

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you having a buffet or a plated meal? If plated,are the guests choosing with their RSP’s?

I think it’s an ample ampunt of food, but not too much. Most catered meals include a salad, a protein, a starch and a vegetable so your is pretty standard there.

As far as pricing is concerned, this is so regional that I can’t comment.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’d recommend against the mussels because they really need to be served immediately after cooking or they become rubber, and also drop the fish cakes because they can have an overpowering aroma  which many find unpleasant. Replace with a single seafood item like a grilled tilapia or something. If you can upscale the veggie lasagne, do it— veggie lasagna is kind of played out. Mushroom stuffed shells maybe? Spinach tortellini? 

3 apps is fine with 4 mains and I’m jealous as heck of the pricing.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Girl… You made me so hungry! This all looks so good! I can’t recommend anything to drop, it seems perfect, esp the apps (I’m an app type of eater). YUUUUMMM!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

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ClaudiaKishi:  are people choosing one of the five proteins or can everyone get five proteins? If the latter, then that’s a lot if food!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Sounds yummy, but I dony know how many people lik curry. Good choices for dinner and your guests will  be sated. The price is  a steal!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

IMO for a buffet, 4 mains and a veggie dish is a lot. Typically, you choose 2 mains and a vegetarian option. It’s definitely better to have too much than not enough, but if it was me, I would cut out 2 mains to save on the additional cost. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mine was $65/pp. That’s a great deal! 

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