I guess it is all depends on where your guests are from...their expectation and their taste. However, if u fed them a few shots of tequila, I think everything will go smoothly!
I have people from Hong Kong, Paris, Rome, Toronto, Vancouver, NYC, Montreal...seriously I can't serve smth too street/bar food. I was raised with hotel room service and micheline restos food (my dad is a chef, and my family are foodies), so I m generally very picky on food. Maybe I am the pickiest one ...heehee..no wonder I am only 90lbs! I live to eat, not the other way around.
Seriously...after 7000+ miles/ 12 hours+ of plane, the last thing I want to see ...is a weird looking dried meat or glue looking paste with greasy chips I want my wedding to be remembered as good food, good music, good ambience. I just want to be perfect (sounds like Natalie Portman in Black Swan)!
Trust me, people get over bad/weird/cheap food but they do REMEMBER it. Of course! I 've been to those receptions that I needed to goto chinatown at 11pm to get a lobster for a quick second serving.
All the items on my menu aren't available in any of the 7 or 8 restos in my resorts, and if they want to have mexican food, they can goto the yucky 4 stars sister hotel across the street to have it.