Post # 1
Hey bees! I’d like to hear what you think about the tentative menu I have.
Our ceremony is at 4:30, then there will be a cocktail hour type thing where we’ll have some finger foods. This includes cheese, crackers, fruits, veggies as well as served apps. I’m debating between 3 or 5 apps:
- tomato, basil and mozzarella
- smoked salmon
- curry chicken puffs
Then if I choose two more, maybe bacon wrapped scallops, shrimp, or asparagus wrapped in prosciutto (I’m still deciding…).
For our meal (happening around 7 PM), there will be 5 choices, plus roasted potatoes, salad and veggies:
- BBQ pulled pork
- Grilled chicken
- Fish cakes
- Steamed mussels
- Vegetarian lasagna
So, what do you think? Is this too much food? Not enough? A good enough variety? There are some dietary restrictions but anyone who can’t eat this food will get their own meal, I just didn’t include those details.
The cost is going to be about $48/pp, do you think that’s a lot? Guest count will probably be between 60-80. That price includes everything- tax, gratuity, servers, dishes. My mom thinks its too much money and too much food, but I know food is often the most remembered part of the wedding so I want it to be good. For the record. I’m paying for the wedding and its within my budget. I don’t mind spending the money but if its just too much food, I might scale back.
What do you think?
Post # 2
- 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
Honestly, I think I’d skip the apps. That’s a ton of food you hsve going on!!
Post # 4
(Sorry–I’ve been waiting forever to unload that gif and couldn’t help myself. 😉 But the food all sounds delicious!)
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mine was $65/pp. That’s a great deal!