Post # 1
So our wedding is in 9 months and we are struggling with the food. We live in the Netherlands but are having an American wedding. For a lot of people our wedding will almost feel royal… so the food has to be good. Buuuuut I am a horrible eater! I don’t like much food but I love Chinese food. I have been talking to some friends and family and there are very little people who say it is acceptable to serve Chinese food. I want to please everyone but also would like to eat myself! We are getting married a couple of hours away so we have to travel with 65 people.. therefore I also have to respect their wishes… I don’t have the budget to offer people Chinese and Netherlands food.. I need some help bee’s! Do you have any suggestions?
Post # 2
Are there any other foods that you like? At all? Can you pack a meal for just yourself? Those are the only two things I can think of.
Post # 3
I would be all over this chinese food! Your wedding you can pick the menu! Although, I do agree its a little out of the norm.
Post # 4
We’re having Chinese food at our wedding, but we live in Taiwan so that’s just the norm here.
When you say you like Chinese food, are you talking about particular dishes like you specifically like Singaporean chili crab, or just that you like Chinese flavors? If it’s the latter, you can try to find some Chinese-inspired dishes that will please most westerners as well. I’m making sure to have at least one of these in every course of out wedding banquet.
For simplicity’s sake, you could do something like crab rangoons, dim-sum dumplings and spring rolls with chili sauce for cocktail hour, then have a warm Asian noodle salad, offer a choice of soy-glazed salmon or lemon chicken for the mains with rice as your starch and Chinese greens like water spinach and bok-choy as sides. Now you have a crowd-pleasing menu that has the Chinese flavors you like, and it’s on to dessert!
Post # 5
I’m from Australia and our food culture is very much about mixing tastes up and it not uncommon to see fusion type dining.
Can you maybe do something similar? Have a more traditional menu but put an Asian twist on it. Like crispy skin salmon with an Chinese glaze, steamed Asian greens and rice or Chinese pork belly with mash potato and greens?
A good friend of my dads is Chinese Malay and married to an Irish Australian lady. They recently had a 40th wedding anniversary and did a Chinese banquet with an alternate drop of western food between the Chinese courses. My parents said it was great. The other option is to do just Chinese if that’s what you want.
Post # 6
Thank you ladies!
Well I don’t really like any food unless it is junkfood haha! I eat healthy because I have to but I don’t like it. For my wedding day I would really much like to have a nice meal.. but it contradicts with some opinions. I started a poll for my friends and family and I have to say there are now 3 people who are saying that is not acceptable for a high end wedding.. the other 20 (for now) are saying they love Chinese food and that I should do what I want because it is my wedding. Super sweet! But I am so worried about what they all will say after the wedding. Ofcourse it is my day but I would love to have everyone say “that wedding was amazing and the food was so good!”. I kind of care a lot about what others will think or say…
Post # 7
I guess a Chinese buffet style wedding would be totally acceptable. Almost everyone likes chinese food and it also offers great options for vegatarians too, when needed.
Search for an upscale Chinese restaurant in your area, they can advise you what to do.
Post # 8
We had a sit down dinner and gave our guests the choice between Indian starter and Indian main and a western starter and western main dish. Our caterer did both. This way everybody got food they liked.
Post # 9
I think Chinese food for a wedding would be wonderful, as long as there is a high quality Chinese caterer in your area. Assuming it’s done well, I’d far prefer Chinese to the type of cuisines usually served at weddings, and I also think it’s more easily adapatble to dietary restrictions (veg, gluten-free, etc.).
The only part that worries me is that you say you only like junk food… if you’re thinking of only serving junk food style Americanized Chinese food I’d be a little concerned. But as long as you add in some healthier options I think you’ll be okay.
Post # 10
Are you thinking Americanized Chinese food? General Tso’s and such? Or traditional Chinese food? That makes a difference.
Post # 11
I think you should do what makes you and Fiance happy as long as you can find a good caterer. You do you!
Don’t worry about what people will be saying after the wedding. It’s your wedding and you and Fiance should like the food.
Post # 12
So wait. Are you having an American style wedding in the Netherlands? Because then you could have American styled food? I would say pizza, wings, etc are more on the junk side and have been a big hit at every wedding I’ve gone to.
Otherwise is it an option to have a regular meal and then a late night snack with junk food?