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Wedding food

TLC has a 4 Weddings marathon on right now, and I've noticed a trend. Every time there's one wedding that has a distinct cultural/ethnic theme and they serve the appropriate food (unless it's Italian), there's always one bride who throws a hissy about them having "weird food" and gives a little speech about why a proper wedding should have "normal" food (by which they mean typical banquet 1 beef, 1 chicken, etc etc). It's not a race thing - they complain about Indian food and Southern BBQ equally.

If you're going to a wedding reception, do you expect the bride and groom to serve generic food to make their non-family guests more comfortable, or do you expect them to serve what's traditional to their family, and it's up to the non-family guests to deal with it?

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Asked by NotPanicking at 12:50 PM on Dec. 24, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I never really thought about it. Trying something new is always good. We aren't picky eaters so as long as what they serve isn't bland and dry we're good.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:55 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

  • i exspect them to serve whatever they want. whatever there taste are.. if i was going to an indian wedding id exspect there to be ALOT of indian food. just like if i was throwing a wedding i wouldnt have mexican food id have italian.since my husbands italian. and id probally have some french since i am french...

    Answer by sandraberke at 12:56 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

  • Hmmm.... I never thought about it. I think that they can probably do a little of both if they are afraid of anyone not liking anything. I, for one, enjoy trying new things and like learning about new traditions, it wouldn't bother me either way.

    Answer by layh41407 at 12:57 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

  • I would expect them to serve whatever they want- if they are really into their culture then by all means I would expect their native foods.. It's really hard to plan a wedding and please everyone, especially when weddings are so outrageously expensive and the guest lists just grow and grow.. (I'm trying to plan my wedding right now.. can you tell I'm frustrated? lol)

    Answer by LishaBee at 1:12 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

  • I always expect them to serve what they like, or what their culture dictates. I mean how horrible would it be to have to serve something bland and boring that has nothing to do with your culture for your own wedding dinner?

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:16 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

  • deal! were having bbq at our wedding becasue its my weding and thats what i want

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 1:17 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

  • I've never been disappointed with wedding food. Every wedding I've attended the food was top notch and fit the "theme." At beach themed weddings, I had seafood; at upscale weddings, I enjoyed rich and fancy menus; at park/casual weddings, we enjoyed many homemade foods.

    But ultimately, it is the bride and groom's wedding day, and I feel the day should reflect them and their tastes--cultural or not.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:20 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

  • I find traditional wedding food bland, boring and gross.. I much prefer a families cultural food by like 100 times more.. I wish more brides would stop being so.. "omg I have to have the perfect wedding.. chicken and beef please" and more "bring on the tamales!"

    Answer by MamaJasmine at 1:23 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

  • Oh hell no I want them to incorporate who they are. I much prefer their own ethnic foods over typical wedding 'mas made' food.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 1:46 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

  • If I'm going to a wedding, I expect nothing - it doesn't bother me if they serve their favorite foods, traditional foods, ethnic foods, it's their wedding, not mine, I'm just an invited guest.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Dec. 24, 2010

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