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Q: I've been given the task of creating a menu for my sister's upcoming wedding and I want to create a meal that's a little more creative and elegant. It's a low-budget, DIY wedding with a loose Italian theme for the food. I'm looking for seasonal, budget-friendly ideas for a pasta and salad bar to feed 150!

Any ideas beyond, of course, pasta and red sauce or fettuccini Alfredo?

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Editor: Aravis, here are some pasta and seasonal salad recipes to check out:

Readers, can you suggest some creative and elegant ideas for pastas and salads?

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