17 responses

  1. Jessica@TWB
    February 28, 2012

    Venue and food are two biggies – you’re making great progress.

  2. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
    February 28, 2012

    We’re doing mini cupcakes instead of a big wedding cake for our December wedding, and one of our flavors is hot chocolate. It’s so cute, complete with little mini marshmallows on top. You could do ham and stuffing or other festive food. We’re doing red wine braised short ribs and crab cakes. I actually just posted about our whole wedding menu!
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  3. MrsSwan
    February 28, 2012

    The first thing that pops in my mind with winter is some type of winter squash. Hearty beefy would be my second and Derek would probably agree since you say he loves steak which means beef to me. LOL
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  4. Chelsea
    February 28, 2012

    I’m doing fall and a totally different part of the country than you, ha, so for us that meant looking at what’s in season in New York that time of year, and we’re working with a lot of apples (in our signature drink and one of our entrees), cranberries (salad and entree), and pumpkin (entree and soup). But, for you, those wouldn’t work as much if you’re looking to keep it seasonal. Here’s a good guide!
    http://localfoods.about.com/od/searchbyregion/a/floridaseasons.htm

    Congrats on finding a caterer you’re happy with. Once you get photographer and DJ (if you’re using one) done, you’ve got the biggest parts handled!

  5. Hope @ With A Side Of Hope
    February 28, 2012

    Sounds like things are coming along great! :) When I think of winter, I think of hot chocolate, and comfort food. Maybe try adding some of those things to your wedding? I’m getting married in August, so I’m planning on having light summery type fare at our wedding.
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  6. Cait’s Plate
    February 28, 2012

    Yay congrats!! So exciting :)
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  7. Caitlin @ Chasing A Mile
    February 28, 2012

    I loved using WeddingWire too. Great vendor reviews. The food tasting was one of my favorite parts of wedding planning! Sorry, I have no ideas on a winter menu.
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  8. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    February 28, 2012

    Oh my goodness, this looks like so much fun! I think the caterer is probably going to be a bigger decision for me when I get married than the dress LOL! Oh, and I would have gobbled up your carrots for you in a heartbeat because that’s just the kinda gal I am. 😉 Good luck choosing the menu!
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  9. Kate
    February 28, 2012

    We went very Florida/southern and as seasonal as we could for our winter wedding — stone crabs, citrus-heavy salads, shrimp and grits, pork with greens, and lots of other good stuff. Many of our guests were coming from up north, though, so we wanted to push the “YAY! You’re in FL in January and there’s no snow on the ground here!” angle as much as we could.

  10. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    February 28, 2012

    For a winter theme I immediately thought of some sort of red meat, and maybe potatoes or squash!
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  11. Amanda
    February 28, 2012

    Congrats on picking a caterer! I’m in the middle of planning my menu right now. Have you thought about doing carving stations? I think they would be a great seasonal option with some roasted veggies…we’re trying to keep our main entrees simple and focus more on making the dips and sides the creative elements. Good luck!
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  12. Madeline – Greens and Jeans
    February 28, 2012

    We are struggling with that too! Our venue has an amazing chef who can pretty much make anything we want… we just need to figure out what that is!
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  13. Chris
    February 28, 2012

    Since you’ll be getting married around the holiday season (just after, right, in Jan?) I think you should keep in mind that people will have just gone through two/three biggies as far as traditional, heavy meals go and do something different. I love the idea of fish or shellfish… or do something lighter with the traditional choices – chicken with pineapple mango sauce, or something similar. Don’t be afraid to mix it up!

  14. Poptartyogini
    February 28, 2012

    Yeah a wedding post. I can take or leave the weights but weddings are always up my alley. I’m so glad your caterer is hands on and all you have to do is enjoy. My cousin was putting away folding chairs at her wedding and I was thinking ‘there is no way…’. Glad to see another one off the list!
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  15. Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte
    February 28, 2012

    I think you should talk with the caterer and find out what she does best, and serve that! If you are set on wanting to serve a winter-type meal then just tell her that and let her give you her opinion on what SHE can do WELL. Explain how you want your guests to feel and the overall vibe you’re going for: warm and cozy, or chic and elegant, or homestyle and simple, etc. The caterer is the expert at what she does so if you’re not exactly sure what food you want to serve, she would be the perfect person to give you some ideas, since she is the one who knows what she is capable of doing flawlessly. I definitely wouldn’t come to her with a specific menu in mind and be closed-off to her suggestions. Good luck :-)
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  16. Hangry Pants
    February 29, 2012

    Fun!

    I agree that you should go with what they think they do best rather than making or make sure you sample everything first. I think if you get seasonal stuff you can’t go wrong! Wintery food? Hmm I’m not sure. I think of hearty soups and other hot foods. Good luck!

  17. Samantha
    February 29, 2012

    Hmmmm. :) Winter Dinner. Winter Squash. Pork or Turkey always strike that Winter Chord with me. A roast turkey and maybe an apple glazed pork. Have you thought about going the holiday dinner route? Stuffing, cranberries…the whole nine? Also, soup could be fun for a winter wedding. I love soup, though. I’d probably have it at my wedding in the summer. Or, if you wanna change up after a holiday season, maybe a craving satation with less tradition roasts. Lamb maybe. I’m stills saying pork. :) Or Derek loves steak right? Ive had some great steak roasts at weddings. I think the food should reflect the couple and your tastes. So I would start there. What are your favorite foods? What are his?

    Hope this helps. :)
    ~Sam
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