(Closed) Wedding Menu (Mostly DIY!)

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think most of this food is GREAT! I just have a few suggestions:

Is all of this going to be buffet style? Because I think it would be really nice if you did apps/dessert buffet but the entrees family-dinner style. You know, for dinner put a large bowl of each food on each table so everyone can relax and pick what they want.

Also, the only think I am not so sure about is BBQ Chicken, I feel like that is not something you would see at a elegant Wedding. If it was like a backyard style, it would be fine, but you aren’t having that are you?

Also, what are your Wedding colors? I am sure you could find nice yet cost-effective bowls for serving.

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

yes that sounds very nice just make sure you have signs on everything stating the ingredients for people with allergies. Like I am allergic to wheat and dairy.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I like the idea of chicken-parm better, especially because as I was just looking over your menu its mostly italian food. So, in that case, the chicken parm would go really well with all the other entrees you have! I suggested the family style for dinner because I recently went to a wedding and they had this and it was actually really nice. With family style at the tables you don’t have to worry about long lines and everyone can also get a huge portion which they probably wouldn’t get if they were stuck with just one choice for dinner.

What are you doing with your tables as far as color goes? Because if there is going to be a champage-pink thing going on allover the tables I say you just get some simple yet nice serving dishes.

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Something I meant to say in my first post. I think the mixed veggies would be better with dinner. People will want a little something that is green with their food.

 Also! Since it is going to be outdoor and you are doing a lot yourself. Have you considered making a signature alcohol punch for guests? You could find a recipe for something really tasty and make people feel like they have an extra option (And you can do it cheap!)

Some picture inspiration:

Post # 9
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Helper bee

This is what I want to do but I’m afraid that it will be so stressful. I think the menu sounds great, and the only thing I would change is the bbq chicken. If your venue is outdoors I would skip the shrimp.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@btownse6: My fiance is a chef so we are definitely going the route of DYI for the food! I’m very happy because this is the one place in the wedding we are planning on saving the most money and focused on this when choosing a venue making sure not to even look at any places with high priced catering attached as the ONLY option.

I’ve been stressing though about the logisitics of it all, cooking everything beforehand, renting warmers (?!), how to affordably serve everything in a beautiful way so people will look at it as a fine catered event (which hello my honey didn’t get a culinary degree for no reason, I know we can do this!).

Your menu sounds great! The only thing I would think about which has been on my mind (also considered alfredo pasta) is that a real alfredo sauce (not canned processed) can easily break if not served immediately.

Can’t wait to see how your food works out and definitely curious about how other bees have pulled this off.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it sounds awesome!!! Do you guys like chocolate? I always go for a chocolatey dessert and I wasn’t sure if you guys were offering one (I guess the cake could be chocolate). I think everything sounds great! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@btownse6: Cream cheese! What a great little secret! My honey made ‘avocado cheese’ the other day by blending cream cheese and avocado, it was really yummy and kept it’s beautiful green color even the next day. Sounds like a good solution. Can’t wait to see how it all works out.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Great sounding ideas! I don’t think the BBQ chicken fits too well with the other items, though if you are looking to find a way to serve up the extra chicken, have you thought of having sliced chicken added to the tortellini and fettucine alfredo? You could also have another Italian themed entree such as Chicken Marsala or Chicken Parmasagne to go along with the pastas.

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