Brianna since you were able to do a tasting I'm interested to know which of the dishes you liked. I won't get to do a tasting and it is racking my last nerve cause two of our guests are chefs and I would hate for them to think the food was sub-par. We ended up choosing the Porcini dusted steak and the Caicos snapper (I prefer fish and my FI is a meat and potatoes kind of guy). Which of the meals from your tasting did you enjoy the most.
For the moment we have decided not to do a cake. I don't eat cake and neither does FI not to mention we have been to 7 weddings for the year (ours will be the last wedding for the year we will attend before we pick back up in February for a very good friends wedding......can you say weddinged out....lol I know thats not a word). Anyway we noticed at every single wedding no one ate the cake and if they did they took two bites and complained because they were hoping for red velvet, but it was chocolate, or it was vanilla and they were hoping for red velvet. The mothers would prefer if we did a small cake, but I've told Monique literally if we do one it will be a last minute decision.....as in she will be told the day before....which I'm guessing the chef is ok with. I must admit I have only been in touch with the chef once and that was in coordinating the sides (we mixed things from all over the menu and put them together we didn't like the accompaniments for the meals as they were so I had one of my friends who is a chef look it over and mix and match). Other than that I have been pretty much in touch with Monique the entire time.....should I be worried? Then again my wedding is pretty small.
In terms of the canapes Monique and Lauren recommended 14 dozen but since Nsblum had warned me whatever amount they told me to go higher I added two more dozen....I'd rather have more than less.
All of my guests are staying at Somerset but then again we are only 41 so I guess if we were any larger people would have to start looking into other hotels.....yesterday I was at 39 but a few stragglers are now calling to say they have booked and are coming.....hmmm...I wonder what the occupancy of the hotel is...as in the limit.
Brianna is your BBQ your rehearsal dinner? We'll be having our rehearsal dinner at Bay Bistro.....which reminds me I still need to get in touch with Joan. Ok ladies talk to you all soon.
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Nsblum, that's too funny about the orchid blooms with LED lights - she probably sent me a picture of what you had for your wedding - very pretty! We'll probably still do the tall vases on a half of the tables... I've emailed Aimee to ask how tall they are (I'm hoping they are higher than eye level so that people can all see eachother). Then the rest of the tables will have lower centerpieces and either the lanterns or hurricane vases with candles. Ahh I'm nervous about candles though if both you and Janine say they blow out.... we'll see. I just really liked that look. Janine - your centerpieces sounds really pretty too! You're lucky to have the opportunity to have a mock built for you!! I guess I kinda just have to trust that EA will do a good job - I mean, weddings are probably the bulk of their business I would imagine.
Ummm yea I was a huge fan of NKOTB back in the day, but am pretty sure I don't really want them playing at my rehearsal, lol. I'll have to ask Monique who else she recommends. We're doing a beach BBQ by the kissing fish catering company. We're VERY excited for this!!!
As far as the tasting goes, we had samples of two appetizers, two salads, two meats (rack of lamb and filet), two fish (local red snapper and chilean sea bass), a number of sides and a variety of desserts... we are thinking about not doing a cake - neither of us is really a fan of cake and we always notice that no one eats it anyway! That's too bad they messed up your flavors though - sounds like you took it easier than I would have! At least they discounted it in the end...
Janine - Lauren recommended 20 dozen for 75 people... and you got 16 for 40 people? Was it just enough, too much? Nsblum said she ran out - I definitely don't want that to happen! We have two stationary items, then 20 dozen passed apps (about 6 different types). Sounds like we might have to add more!
No, not all of our guests are staying at the Somerset. Pretty much only immediate family is staying there, then most others are staying at the Sands and Sibonne. I believe a few others might be staying at Beaches because they wanted the all-inclusive option for a week. We recommended Sands and Sibonne as more economic options since they are so close to Somerset.
Nsblum - I'm actually in upstate NY, near Saratoga Springs... but I'm down in the city all the time (4 of my bridesmaids live in NYC)! Would love to meet up sometime next time I'm there!