Winter Wedding Dinner?

posted 1 year ago in Food
Post # 2
3737 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I like soup…but I really have to be in the mood for it. I would be disappointed if all that was served for the main course was soup.

Post # 3
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I agree while I love soup especially in winter I would be abit disappointed to just have soup for dinner unless there was s hearty soup to help fill people up.

Post # 6
2199 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

willow322 :  I feel like if you have a variety of options, you can totally make this work. 

Chili addresses some of the concern about whether the meal will be “hearty” enough. I’d also add garlic bread in addition to the corn bread, which will also be more filling. 

Trader Joes makes these incredible Garlic Parmesan Crutons that I add to soup all the time, and they are AMAZING. Just a thought about throwing those out as a possible garnish.

I would be stoked for a meal option like this. Chicken Corn Chowder is my favorite, and is a perfect winter meal. 

Post # 7
3192 posts
Sugar bee

Am I crazy or was there a nearly identical thread to this within the last year?

Post # 11
177 posts
Blushing bee

Sorry bee.   I hate soup and would be very unhappy that this is the only main food offered.    Also I am messy and soup easily spills.   Think about how gross the table linens will look and aunties beacutiful dress with the chili stains on it.  🙂

Post # 12
899 posts
Busy bee

I love soup in the winter. My concern would be people carrying hot soups from the buffet back to thier table. I had a friend that got burned in school when someone was carrying soup from the serving line back to thier table to sit. You could also possibly serve sandwiches with soup (if you go that route), to make the meal heartier and give something of more substance for people who do not like soup.

Post # 13
880 posts
Busy bee

We are having stations for our January wedding. Pasta station with two types of pasta; short rib with mashed potatoes and haricot verts; and chicken with risotto.

Even though it’s winter, people won’t necessarily want to eat only heavy items. We were careful to balance the heavy short rib with a lighter lemon caper chicken, and one of the pastas has a cream sauce while the other is a lighter tomato-based sauce. 

If you do decide to do all soup, definitely make sure the options are very varied and not all super heavy. 

Post # 14
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m a vegetarian and dislike getting soup at a restaurant because sometimes they’ll say it’s vegetarian, but it’s made with chicken stock… So I would be wary about eating it. I’m also unsure if soup would be enough food. The food that DogsAndWine mentioned sounds good!

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