Building Your Perfect Wedding Menu
Food is often one of the highlights of a wedding. Whether it’s the showstopping cake, the pick n mix dessert bar, or the midnight bacon sandwiches that help to keep everyone on the dancefloor until dawn, you can guarantee that the food will be a popular feature.
Choosing your wedding day food is one of the biggest perks of wedding planning, mainly because you get to taste everything! If you’ve got wedding food on your mind, consider these steps when building your perfect wedding menu.
Think about the location
Before you can go any further, you need to know if you are hosting a seated meal, a buffet, or canapes. Your choice of venue will typically determine which one is more suitable. Most couples will serve a seated wedding breakfast for the daytime guests and then a lighter evening meal for the reception. But feel free to break these rules.
● Try a grazing table and let your guests nibble away all night.
● Invite multiple food trucks to your wedding to give your guests the festival experience.
● Treat your guests to traditional afternoon tea, courtesy of Very Vintage Tea Party.
Image: Very Vintage Tea Party
Make note of dietary requirements
You might have your heart set on a hog roast, but lots of vegetarian guests might have you thinking otherwise. Although, most wedding caterers will offer a range of options. For example, HOGIT specialises in hog roasts, but they also offer items like delicious mushroom burgers for your veggie guests.
Offering a range of options is the simplest way to get around dietary requirements for vegetarian, vegan and celiac guests. Make sure you request this information when you ask guests to RSVP so you can relay this information to the caterers. For dietary specific catering, we recommend Seasons in Thyme.
Taste, taste, taste
Now comes the fun part! Many caterers will offer a complimentary tasting so that you know exactly what you’ll be serving. Some will provide a try at home hamper, so you can plan a couples date night in and narrow down your wedding catering choices. For example, Claire's Sweet Temptations will post a box of wedding cake samples for you to try. If you’ve chosen a wedding package from a venue, they might include a tasting day at the venue. Don’t be afraid to be picky – you can’t serve everything!
Image: Claire's Sweet Temptations
Don’t stick to the “rules”
Remember that it’s your wedding and you can serve whatever makes you happy. Your snooty aunt might turn her nose up at the Neapolitan pizza truck parked outside the venue, but she’ll soon change her tune when she gets that first taste of melted mozzarella. And if you’re looking for a pizza catering company for your wedding, we’d recommend Plenty Of Thyme and their wood-fired pizza.
At the end of the day, all of your guests are enjoying a free meal. Remind yourself of this when you’re choosing your wedding menu. If you love BBQ, serve BBQ. And if pizza makes your heart sing, make sure you include it in your big day.
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