Unusual, Funky Wedding Menu Ideas Please?!

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    mrst2be

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    Hi everyone,

    Im new here so please bear with me if ive posted in wrong place etc?!

    We are getting married on Sunday 10th April 2011 at Eastington Hall, Glocs www.eastingtonhall.co.uk . We are actually hiring the whole venue exclusively for the whole weekend as we are having our hen and stag do's there too!

    We are doing the planning ourselves although do get some help from the venue and are allowed our own caterers but are planning on using their recommended ones.

    Our whole wedding weekend is planned to be something a bit funky as we have both been married before and we want it to reflect our personalities etc! So we have things planned such as dancing down the aisle and popping candy for favours etc!!

    What we cant decide on is the food for the wedding breakfast.

    I think I would prefer a sit-down but I really dont want the usual type meals (as yummy as they are!).

    Many of our friends have already done the fish and chips or sausage and mash ideas, so were a bit stumped on coming up with something different but fun and tasty too!

    Our current ideas were fajitas, but then I thought they are quite messy and being in a huge dress, I dont like the idea of getting it covered in salsa etc!!

    Then we thought we'd have thai dishes as we both love thai food, but quite a lot of guests I know wouldnt like that... and also its not quite different enough I dont think!!

    So if anyone has any different ideas, please do let me know before I go mad, as I am waking up thinking of wedding food!!

    Thanks!!

     
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    Hi Mrst2b, welcome to the site!!!

    Your planning sounds great just a quick couple of thoughts:

    How about American style, hotdogs, corn on the cob, fries, hamburgers, peach melba etc etc

    My husband suggest a full English breakfast, for your wedding breakfast - he suggested you could even do a posh style i.e eggs benedict etc and the full works.

    We'll keep thinking though. I adore the idea of fajitas and Thai but can understand your reasons against them.

    What is the rest of the theme for your wedding?

    xxx
     
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    Hi mrst2b and welcome to the site! :)

    Just taken a quick look at your venue - looks gorgeous! Eastington Hall

    How about the English national dish... curry! You could have mild, medium and hot to suit all tastes. If you are struggling to think of something, you could always have a fairly regular sit down meal but have a few things that are a bit different - eg hire an icecream van, cocktail bar, etc.

    What's your theme?
     
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    thanks for the ideas!!...were planning to sit down for the wedding breakfast (dinner) at 4.30pm and after our sinatra tribute act (with digital jukebox alongside) are having bacon butties, sausage baguettes, pizza and cheese and biscuits for the evening snack! Im warming more torwards the fajitas idea again now, oh im so indecisive!! quite like the 'breakfast' idea too...please do keep ideas coming!! x
     
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    yes we thought of curry, as again we love that too!

    We dont really have a theme as such..our colour scheme is black and white with hot pink!

    Yes we fell in love with our venue the minute we stepped in the door! (I couldnt recommend their wedding co-ordinator weve been assigned to though so far, but I think she's fairly new and she may still surprise us!.....so weve not taken risks and gone for a toast master just in case www.toastmaster1.co.uk and hes been fab so far - still 7 months to go!!)
     
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    oh we llove the cocktail bar idea too! we are having welcome drinks after the ceremony of mojitos,gin tonic and cucumbers, vodka sunrises and sparlking wines! so almost a c/bar!
     
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    I think you should go for fajitas if that's what you and h2b really want (just make sure you wear a napkin), ha ha! If it reflects your personalities then just go for it! I'll still keep thinking though in case I get some funky inspiration. x
     
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    HI hun, welsome to this lovely friendly forum! Congrats on your wedding we are almost wedding twins I am 8th April! :) Your venue looks gorgeous!!!!!! I haven't had any ideas for the wedding breakfast but will keep thinking but love the fajita idea! xxx
     
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    Hi Welcome to the forum, congratulations on your forth coming nuptials (think I swallowed a dictionary this morning) and your venue is amazing - love the idea of keeping it a bit different and doing things that reflect your and your OH's personality - we are doing something a similar to (take a look at my planning post - around here somewhere). Love the idea a fajitas for you meal, haven't thought of anything to add to the others suggestions we are having a bbq (but served to the tables as we don't want people having to queue). :)
     
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    I'd totally be up for the breakfast theme!! (Partly because it's my favourite meal of the day.)

    You could have a fancy breakfast buffet of all sorts - smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, croissants, bucks fizz... I WANT TO BE AT THE WEDDING THAT SERVES THIS FOR THE WEDDING BREAKFAST!!!

    *drools*
     
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    Hi! Yes I think were going to go with posh style fajitas unless we manage to source further budget and go with some of the top menus that our caterers are offering www.crown-catering.co.uk !!!

    I think everyones getting confused with what I mean by wedding breakfasts!! Here is its meaning compliments of wikipedia!! Sorry if that sounds condescending!



    A wedding breakfast is a dinner given to the bride, bridegroom and guests at the wedding reception that follows a wedding in the United Kingdom and some other English-speaking countries, including Australia and New Zealand (the term does not appear to be in wide use in this sense in North America)[sup][1][/sup].

    The wedding breakfast is not normally a morning meal, so its name is puzzling. The name is claimed[sup][2][/sup] to have arisen from the fact that in pre-Reformation times the wedding service was a Mass and the bride and bridegroom would therefore have been fasting before the wedding; after the ceremony the priest would bless and distribute some wine, cakes, and sweetmeats, which were then handed round to the company. Since in the old Catholic custom no-one may take Mass unless they have fasted since daybreak, this was literally a "break fast" for the bride and groom, though others in attendance would not necessarily take communion and therefore would not necessarily have been fasting.

    The plausibility of this account is weakened by the fact that the Oxford English Dictionary does not record any occurrences of the phrase before 1850. An alternative hypothesis for the origin of the term is that the wedding breakfast is the first meal of a couple's married life, just as breakfast is the first meal of the day.

     
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    How about a tapas style affair? That way you can do all sorts of different dishes which would be completely different and would cater to everyones taste.

    Fajitas is a stonking idea though, we both love them, but Neil can't be trusted not to get food up his arm and in his ears so we can't have such things! You could get a bridal bib to stop dribbles on your dress lol :)
     
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    I know that a wedding breakfast doesn't neccesarily mean breakfast, just thought it was a cool idea - breakfast for a wedding breakfast!

    Still reckon you guys should stick to what you really want though....fajitas!

    xxx
     
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    Me too. Being literal can sometimes come across as being not-quite-with-it!!
     
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    what about sharing platters? cheeses and meats and what nots? saves all that lovely satin from fajitas!

    fajitas are a perfects good idea though - i'd say go for it!
     
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    Hi, no I think we all know what wedding breakfast is after all we are all we have all been planning our own weddings for a while now or have had them. Think the name can be confusing to people at 1st but on here I think we all know what it is just trying to give a few different ideas. xxx
     
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    Hi Mrst2b :D

    What about a poshed up BBQ? The last wedding I went to had something like that. It was still sit-down and they had all the salads and sauces in little dishes on lazy susans in the middle of the tables. Just outside some guys were under a gazebo in chefs whites & hats cooking the food, then it got delivered, sizzling, to the tables by waiting staff. I thought it worked well in terms of being more fun and different, but still special. Then they continued the theme for the evening do, and evening guests could go outside and get more basic stuff like burgers & sausages from the BBQ.

    Love your cocktail bar idea, yum yum.
     
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    fajitas, yummy :)

    Fajitas and cocktails sounds very cool and gives you a theme to work with.
     
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    i agree with the tapas!

    were having sharing platters to start with (that'll be placed on table just before we sit down so no hanging about waiting for food) cheese, meats olives breads hummous olive oil etc

    then were having about 10 dishes chorizo , chicken skewers, patas bravas, prawns , grilled manchego cheese, spanish omlette - cant remember what else!

    then im stuggling with dessert - thinking maybe cakes stands with mini cupcakes, eclairs, whoopie pies , etc!

    our theme is 50s monte carlo so were having cocktails and a casino too
     
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    Hi angelfins and welcome to the forums! ;)

    That tapas sounds fantastic - and I love the sound of a 50s Monte Carlo theme! Looking forward to hearing more about that :)
     
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