Marcia - posted on 12/02/2010
I have to agree with everyone when they say to keep it simple, otherwise it will make you crazy. The meatball idea is great. Also doing a buffet is a really good idea because you can have it put out and then everyone will be able to help themselves.
For our wedding we did a buffet style that included: turkey, ham, baked beans, salad, potato salad, pasta salad, veggie and fruit trays, cold cuts and cracker and cheese trays, rolls, maybe a few other dishes, I'm not sure. I really didn't care about the food to be honest, and had no say in it(my father in law and his girlfriend pretty much made everything). I took care of the desserts:)
I think the key thing, if you're doing your own food by the sounds of it, is to focus on dishes that don't have to stay cold or very hot. You'll save yourself the headache. Meats like ham and turkey are good both hot and cold so I'm told(I'm a vegetarian) so you won't hear later on people complaining about the temperature of the meal. Also, if you're having a summer wedding, avoid dishes with mayonnaise, as you don't want to give anyone food poisoning if it's not kept cold enough. I think that's a given, but just a reminder. I don't really think it matters WHAT you serve, so long as it tastes good. No one ever said anything about the style of our meal(personally reading it back it kind of sounds ghetto lol), but the compliments were endless about the QUALITY of the food. Hope that helps:)
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