The food you choose to serve at your wedding is an important part of the day. It can be exciting, as well as stressful, and can be amongst the most memorable parts of your wedding for your guests.
The food you choose will influence the type of reception that you hold. A sit-down dinner dictates a more formal and elegant reception, while a buffet will create a more communal vibe. However, there are pros and cons to both. For instance, a sit-down dinner can be expensive, but they can be beautifully done. Take a look at the menus from deWintons (click here) for an idea of what you could have on your menu. A buffet is usually cheaper, but there is always the danger of it being boring, and queues can be a problem for larger weddings. Both buffets and sit-down meals can cater to a variety of food for different dietary requirements too.
It’s a good idea to stick to the theme of the wedding. If the rest of the day is quite elegant and formal, then a Mexican themed buffet probably isn’t going to cut it. Matching your food to your theme will make your wedding feel unified.
Go For Your Favourites
Having lots of options is always great, but make sure that your favourite food is available too. After all, it’s your day, and if you don’t get to eat what you want then, when can you? If it’s something unusual it’ll make your wedding stand out too – especially if it’s a little different from normal wedding food.
What’s the Time?
Keep in mind the time of day that you’ll be serving food, as well as the running order of the rest of the day. Are your guests likely to be ravenous by the time dinner comes around? Is it going to jar if you’re serving lunch sandwiches and high tea as an evening meal? Taking these things into consideration will ensure happy guests.
Don’t Forget About the Drinks
Make sure that the drinks you’re serving go with the food, as well as with the theme. A Margarita probably won’t go with a seafood style menu, but it does go well with Mexican food.
Above all, you should be unique. Standing out from the crowd isn’t at the top of your agenda when it comes to weddings, but a wedding that reflects yours and your partner’s personalities should be. So whether you love a cup of hot cocoa before bed, or you love burgers, make sure you inject a bit of your personality into your wedding.