Pasta Reception "Okay" or "Tacky" / "Cheap"?
I want to do a pasta buffet reception because (1) I'm a runner and can't get enough carbs, (2) Our guests are mostly middle-aged & older Asian family members who are less likely to appreciate "American" foods, and at least from my experience, pasta seems to be pretty "safe" and enjoyed by most people in the US today, and (3) From experience planning too many events in college, you never need nearly as much food as caterers ask of you, so rather than get stuck with a caterer who prepares foods & charges per person, I'd rather under-order by their standards (but still over-order from mine, just in case) to minimize wastage of both money & food. We're planning on ordering party platters from a fave restaurant & some appetizers from fave stores.
However, my fiancé thinks pasta is "cheap," and while he's okay with serving it for all of the above reasons, he's concerned what people will think.
Just wondering whether you think this is okay or if we should go for a more traditional menu :)
Married: 2+ years ago