The food is important and it has to be as perfect as the ceremony. All wedding dinnersare unique and they are part of the event that reaches the couple’sstandards and budgets. For many people, planning a wedding and collaborating with the caterer is a big task, maybe too big because there’s a lot to consider. They have to make a lot of decisions that is a make or break for a wedding menu that is successful.
First, asking yourself questions on what you like to eat andwhat are your favorite eateries. You should have food that you like andmeaningful. At the same time,you need to remember that you are also hosting others and that the food should be something the guests likethat makes them happy as well. Get food that young children will like and have food for those who are gluten-free or for vegetarians. Then, there is the timeline, as in what time dinner will be served. That is tricky because, realistically, not everything goes on-time as planned, but you don’t want to have it come too late or too early, so aim for a good time frame people can eat.
Next, think about the service styles, whether it is a plated meal in which there are servers or a buffet meal in which people stand in line and serve themselves. It can also be a family style meal,where food is served in bowls and placed on every table, or a simple appetizer/cocktail party, or in stations where guests go to themed tables to pick their food. The style is based on what fits your needs, what is best for the guests, and what fits in the space provided. In conjunction with that is the budget, and since most people have a budget for their wedding, it is essential to keep food simple and cost effective so that the guests can drink at an open bar, if you desire an open bar.
Use local, seasonal foods so the menu can reflect the time and place of the wedding. This will give a good impressionto the guests of having the most delicious products that are local and fresh. Finally, consider the setting and venue. This should be reflected in the menu you present.What the kitchen has will choose what type of menu that can cooked onsite. Additionally, the venue and menu will dictate the décor chosento surround the wedding. Couples can choose to personalize their wedding menu with specialized wording or pictures along the borders.
The wedding menu must be perfected mainly for your guests. Food and drink should be up to par for the reception and what you want the wedding to be like. It isn’t just about the cake. Every type of meal, the quality of it needs to fit in the diets of many and be of their stomach’s approval.