Post # 1
Thanks to my previous poll I’ve narrowed my menu down to 2 different “styles” of buffet. I can not decide between the two…it’s a small wedding of 60 (all very close family and friends) at the beach. (Casual to semi-formal reception.)
His family has told me that every wedding they’ve been to in their small town has had fried chicken….they are pretty much expecting this, since that’s what they’re used to.
My family is a teeny bit more sophisticated in their food style : )
There will be a lot of young children so I want to make sure they like what’s being served but also don’t want to come off as having “cheap” food even though it costs the same no matter what we choose…we are doing a buffet.
Please vote!! Thanks!!!
#1 Salads-Tossed Garden Greens, Marinated Vegetable Salad, Pasta Salad with Grilled Veggies
Meats- Roast Tip Sirloin and Grilled Breast of Chicken with Champagne Cream Sauce
Sides- Roasted Garlic Red Potatoes, Glazed Carrots and Rice Pilaf
#2 Salads- Potato Salad, Tossed Garden Greens/dressing and Creamy Cole Slaw
Meats- Cornmeal Crusted Catfish W/ Creole Sauce and Southern Fried Chicken
Sides- Homebaked Macaroni w cheese, Mashed Potatoes and Country Style Green Beans
Post # 3
The second one seems a bit too heavy for a beach wedding…
Post # 4
IMO, it might be nice to combine the two styles so it’s not too heavy or too formal. Maybe the fried chicken with the roast beef, then Mac and Cheese, roasted potatoes, and then one of the other veggies. That way you’re kind of appeasing both sides without completely matching everything.
Post # 5
Would it be strange to do a little from each? Maybe do the sirloin and Southern fried chicken?? Would that seem out of place?
Post # 6
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: Oh thanks…I must’ve been asking this same question as you were posting it! : )
Post # 7
I voted for 2 because I love the sides but 1 has the best main courses. Maybe you could have menu 1 with menu 2 sides since they are sooo yummy
Post # 8
I voted for #1 – #2 seems very southern and the cornmeal crusted catfish sounds delicious but overall it seems really heavy for a warm weather beach wedding.
Post # 9
@Entangled: well #2 option seems very southern, that’s kind of what we were going for I think. We live in North Carolina, getting married in South Carolina and all of our guests are coming from the midwest or the north, we were kind of thinking that southern foods would be neat since people are coming to a somewhat southern state. I agree now after reading all the comments that option #2 is pretty heavy food for being at the beach. We will all be out in our bathing suits the next day and be quite bloated after eating this and drinking beer all night! lol
Post # 10
#2 is probably too heavy, but i think it sounds the best! 🙂
Post # 11
I worry about number 2 – because typically breaded food may get soggy served buffet sytle, also I agree w/ others that it is a bit too heavy ( I learned that lesson myself by serving hearty Italian food & my guests were too full to dance at first 😉
And 1 sounds delish!!
Post # 12
I think number 1, although the idea of combining them a bit sounds good too. I think #1 alone sounds like it would be off-putting to FI’s family because it’s all pretty high-end seeming. I would do this:
Salads-Tossed Garden Greens, Marinated Vegetable Salad, potato salad
Meats- Roast Tip Sirloin and Fried Chicken
Sides- Roasted Garlic Red Potatoes, Homebaked Macaroni w cheese, Country Style Green Beans