Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning to get married in late spring time in his parents beautifull backyard. We are planing a 60 person guest list, a friend of ours is getting ordained to marry us. So we are going for a very intimate feel, we also want it to be a lot of fun for everyone. We are going for a dinner buffet, we want it to be elegant but not pretentious. Should we do an Italian themed menu or a southern themed menu?
Post # 3
I would love to help you and give you some advice, but the best thing I can say right now is the internet is a wonderful thing. Since I don’t know the reasons behind your food choices I can’t really add anything. Sorry 🙁
Why are you deciding between those two options? Where you live? Heritage? Love of the food?
Post # 4
Both are great! you cant go wrong. how about giving us options?
Post # 5
The reason is a little bit of all three, we love italian food, I don’t know anyone who dosen’t. I have italian heritage in my family, my fiance’s family is from the south and since it will be such an intimate afair we wanted to pay respects to our family backgrounds. For instance, on the wedding cake table we wanted to set up pictures of our old family wedding photos
Post # 6
I don’t see why you can’t mix the two choices. Do you have a list of foods that you are considering with each?
Post # 7
I agree with tksjewelry, mix the Italian and Southern themed food and even decor… think “Rustic Italian” (I just googled this and there’s a lot you can work with!).
Four our wedding we had Indian food since my husband and his family are Indian and most of the guests, but we had our wedding in Tucson AZ and the venue made great margaritas and Southwestern flavored foods. We had mini quesadillas, mini burritos and other Southwestern/Mexican inspired foods.
The cocktail hour was purely Indian appetizers. We then had an Indian buffet with action station where chefs cooked up fresh fajitas for the guests – that was a hit and sadly I didn’t even have a chance to try it!
We found out that the guests really enjoyed the variety and selection of foods, my family were also thankful to have another option besides Indian food as some didn’t eat spicy foods.
So bottom line, have both food types and maybe even through in a BBQ so you can have some BBQ eggplant and peppers along with meats and such… just a thought! Good luck!
Post # 8
I agree, do both 🙂 a little bit of this and that will make for an amazing dinner and would honor both sides 🙂
Post # 9
I also vote for the mixing of delicious food 🙂
Post # 10
Ok so how do I mingle the two together? Shrimp and grits don’t really seem like the would complement chicken marsala.
Post # 11
Mmm both! That would be delicious! Shrmp and grits may not go with chicken marsala but fried chicken (or fish n chips) would be great with eggplant or chicken parmagiana. Get together a list of your favorites and we’ll help you decide.
Post # 12
Favorite foods: Eggplant parmesan, chicken parm, chicken marsala, tortaleini, shrimp and grits, asperagus and goat cheese pizza, cornbread, chicken and strawberry salad