A million things go into planning your wedding menu. Choosing hors d’oeuvres, drinks, desserts and your main course can feel endless and overwhelming. Hopefully help is on the way.
Make sure your reception is a reflection of you. If you, as a couple, never miss taco Tuesday, and you love your margaritas, then include them in your food theme! Pick your patron and use it for your signature drink! Having your favorite beverages, or using your most-loved foods on some part of your courses, will not only be festive and tasty, but it lets everyone know who you are.
Food and venue don’t have to go together. It’s great if your food and your venue go together, but is is NOT a must! If you’re having a beach wedding, it doesn’t mean you can’t have it catered for BBQ! It’s more important that the formality of the reception match the venue…not the food.
Buffets and stationed meals are gaining popularity. Using a buffet or food-station allows picky eaters, or those with allergies, to eat easily and effortlessly. A plus is that anyone can eat at any time! It also permits the fun of themed areas: the groom likes seafood and the bride likes Mexican food. This way it’s fun foodie festivities for all! Win-win!
Catering tip #63: Most newlyweds won’t have had time to eat much at their own wedding, so ask your caterer to pack up some food for you to take home.
So, what’s your foodie style? What would you serve at your party-of-the-year? Be brave, bold, and creative. It’ll be a blast!