Curry for wedding breakfast and then cheese in evening?

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Asking for trouble and bad stomachs? DP really wants curry for the wedding meal, it's the only thing he actually particularly wants. I would love a cheese feast in the evening (with other things too likely), but I'm worried about the combination.

Yay or nay?

TenThousandSpoons Thu 20-Feb-14 21:50:48

Well it sounds delicious to me but I think my dress could get uncomfortable - I'd want to be on a sofa in pj bottoms by 7pm after curry and cheese feast.

Wellthen Sat 22-Feb-14 08:59:45

Will your veggie option also be curry or is there another choice? Personally I would put on another choice as well (mainly because I'm not keen on curry and would be a bit taken aback if it was the only thing available) and the people make their own choice about what combnations they eat!

I think its lovely for the food to be something important to you so go for it.

Vatta Sat 22-Feb-14 09:11:31

I really like both curry and cheese feasts, but I don't think I'd have them on the same day - they're both very rich and would leave me bloated and a bit nauseous. If you're having dancing at your wedding you may find most people don't want to after that!

Also, not everybody likes curry, or cheese, so you'll have some hungry guests.

Maybe if you could have options so people aren't just getting curry and cheese?

callamia Sat 22-Feb-14 09:12:18

Sounds amazing.
I suppose you will have some people who don't like/fear curry, but I think what you to eat is your choice.

If I was going to a wedding where this was the plan I'd be ridiculously excited.

Lighthousekeeping Sat 22-Feb-14 09:14:46

I'd have curry in the evening tbh.

It will be, but there will only be two vegetarians coming (me and my sister!) so I'm not too worried about that smile I think it'll be a food van type thing so I'm going to ask for a few different options both for meat eaters and veggies.

TooTiredToBeCreative Sat 22-Feb-14 09:16:31

I went to a wedding with curry for wedding breakfast, it was amazing! No one complained afaik!

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 22-Feb-14 09:18:29

If there's choices for people that don't eat curry - fine. I'd love it. Cheese feast? What is that? Just a load if cheeses and crackers? Sounds a bit crap. Just do a normal buffet with a fair few cheeses.

mrsmugoo Sat 22-Feb-14 09:19:20

I had curry and beer for my wedding food - everyone loved it and still remembers it in a sea of Parma ham wrapped chicken breasts!

Vatta That was my other concern! There will be a big range on the buffet on the evening I think, but the focus would be the cheese, so a cheese wedding cake, chutneys, bread, etc. Then the normal nibbles.

It's not going to be a huge wedding so not a huge amount will be there for both parts, up to 50 max at the ceremony, at the moment it's only 30 and most of those are family members, and then a free for all in the evening.

Though thinking of it now I think catering is a better idea purely for the mess factor.

pussycatdoll Sat 22-Feb-14 09:22:48

Older people often do t eat curry
My mum & dad for example wouldn't eat it ( in their late 70s)
My sister wouldn't either
my family is dull

Me & dh however love it !

Marrow Sat 22-Feb-14 09:27:37

Have you thought about a cheese wedding cake. My friend had one and it was amazing.

http://www.finecheese.co.uk/index.php/our-cheeses/cheese-wedding-cakes-1.html

Marrow Sat 22-Feb-14 09:28:47

Sorry on phone, can't do links properly but if you google cheeses wedding cakes you'll find lots.

Do it!

TarkaTheOtter Sat 22-Feb-14 09:37:57

pixie we had a cheese wedding cake that became the evening buffet and it worked really well. We added breads, chutneys, cold meats and fruit. You could also have fruit cake. Had lots of positive comments and a few friends do the same thing since.
I don't personally like the curry idea because it always makes me feel exhausted and bloated after eating it. One thing our caterer flagged up was that if food is being prepared on site it is important to consider the cooking smells. We were advised to swap from chips to mash with pie so our venue didn't smell of chip fat all day. Might not be a problem with a van though.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 22-Feb-14 09:40:39

You'd need to check with older relatives, my pil have never eaten a curry.

Also milk/peanut allergies are two common allergens in curry.

littleducks Sat 22-Feb-14 11:09:22

I'm a bit surprised at the don't eat curry comments, surely lots of people don't eat other wedding breakfast foods? Well made curries could have a selection of flavours and consistencies, some rich and some lighter with tomatoe based sauces. And people who can't stand virtu could have the rice?

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 22-Feb-14 11:20:07

Wedding breakfasts tend to be beef or chicken dinners essentially though don't they? Safe but a bit boring.

We had roast sirloin of beef at ours.

If I was invited to a wedding with curry as three wedding breakfast I'd be very happy! I'm veggie as well and the usual vegetarian options are a bit meh I've found.

And the cheese fest sounds great too. If people are there in the day they don't tend to eat much evening buffet do they? I always thought the evening food was more for people who just come to the evening do because everyone else is still a bit full after the wedding breakfast (depending on what time it is). So it doesn't matter if the two meals go together.

I also find it odd that people don't like curry, there are so many different types of curry, they don't have to be rich and spicy, could have like a coconut milk type one or a very mild tomato based one, and then a hotter one for those who want it.

TheGonnagle Sat 22-Feb-14 11:42:21

Do it. It's your wedding, use make sure there's a (boring) alternative. I've been to a couple if weddings where curry was the main meal- they were great!

Lagoonablue Sat 22-Feb-14 11:46:09

Are you going to have a cake type thing made of different cheeses as your centrepiece? They look great.

Sorry, on my phone so can't really reply properly!

RE: older people, due to dps grandparents being dead or unable to travel, only my nan and grandad will be coming and I'm sure that they are fine with curry. The only others who may dislike curry are dps dad and his wife/children, and they can go suck an egg for all we care of they do get invited, not sure on that one yet.

They are the only ones who may have allergies too, obviously we'd check that though.

Marrow: cheese cake is on the cards smile

Tarka: that was my intention really smile the cheese cake being the main event type thing, we'll make our own though as Evan source the rounds of cheese that elle from a nearby cheese shop for cheaper than the ready made ones that aren't always veggie or have the combinations that we like smile

We're moving between venues for the breakfast and evening do so the smell shouldn't be an issue unless we go to this pub Dp is keen on, but there are a few things that put me off of that venue

Floggingmolly Sat 22-Feb-14 13:25:05

I'd absolutely love it; but it depends on your guests really. Great Aunt Edna mightn't be too keen wink

Flogging:no great aunts or anything smile just parents, siblings, my nan, grandad and their youngest smile then a couple of friends and mumsnetter friends smile

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