Weddings are a memorable time for you and your partner and also for all your guests that have arrived to share your big day. Everything during this special occasion needs to run smoothly, which is why couples often start planning for their dream wedding day months or even years in advance!
There’s no denying that food does play a big part in a wedding and you want to be sure the menu you pick is right for your guests and reflects the theme you both have in mind for the wedding.
To help you decide the perfect wedding menu, we’ve put together some of our top tips!
1: Keep it seasonal
If you’re on a budget, the best type of menu you can select is seasonal, as caters would most likely be able to easily get hold of the ingredients they need for the menu. However if you are after a particular menu to complement your theme, it’s worth speaking to different caters in advance, and find out what they can do for you.
2: Keep dietary requirements in mind
Always speak with your cater regarding the ‘veggie’ options and what is available. And it may also be worth find out from your guests if they have any allergies or intolerances that you can cater for before hand.
3: Be upfront about your budget
It’s always a good idea to have a budget regarding the catering. Once you have done your research, you’ll have a good idea as to what the standard rates are and what you are willing to spend on the menu. It can be quite easy to go overboard with the menu, as caters will always try to upsell extras and it’s always hard to resist, especially if they have tasters in front of you. Our best advice is to stick to your budget!
4: Keep it simple
Sometimes a 5/6 course menu can be really appealing to opt for, however you don’t want your guests to be overloaded with lots of food and options, especially if you expect them to hit the dance floor later on! You can still have a full course menu, however choose a lighter starter and dessert option to balance it out.
5: It’s all about you
At the end of the day, it is your wedding, so always do consider what you would like to eat as your first meal as a married couple. Sometimes it can be quite tricky to cater to everyone’s needs and tastes, so you can only do your best.