Normally, I would include a post like this on the wedding page, because this is a food blog, I thought it would be fun to talk about how we figured out our wedding menu on the main page. The Boy and I really enjoyed creating our wedding-day menu, and can’t wait to share all of the tasty food with our friends and family.
When we first sat down with our venue owner, we had visions of an informal meal. Something that could be served late-afternoon and hopefully carry our guests into the late evening. We are getting married at two-thirty in the afternoon, and our reception is slated to begin around three-thirty, so we knew we wouldn’t be serving a full dinner, but we wanted to ensure that our guests don’t go home hungry.
After sitting down to discuss with our venue owner our options, we realized that our wedding has a subtle baseball-theme to it. Add that we are getting married Memorial Day weekend, and the idea of a cookout-themed reception meal budded. Originally we were discussing smoked salmon, roast beef, and chicken salad croissants, among other things as meal options, but when we started brainstorming cookout ideas, our menu quickly began to evolve to include cole slaw, sliders, even hot dogs. Our venue was more than happy to work with us, and so our menu was born.
Now, our menu is not at all set in stone, and at this time doesn’t include any macaroni and cheese, but it will include a large variety of delicious dishes. Right now, we are planning to offer Kosher beef hot dogs, roast beef and pulled pork sliders, a salad bar, cole slaw, potato salad, potato chips, fruit and cheese trays. We will have a variety of soda and tea options for drinks, and of course, wedding cake. We are working on coming up with a vegetarian option that fits the theme, and I’m excited to see what that might be.
The menu for our wedding reception is something that was truly exciting for us to put together. It includes a variety of foods we both love and fits with the overall theme of our day. It also was one of the easier parts of our day to put together, because it suits us and our day so well. I truly cannot wait to sit down at our wedding and dig into some of this delicious food.
What has been your favorite dish at a wedding – or any party? Least favorite?