Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting things that can happen in someone’s life. However, it can be just as overwhelming too. Everyone wants their special day to be nothing less than perfection. Starting from the intricate details of the dress to choosing the perfect venue and decorating it with the perfect flower arrangements, everything has to be spot on perfection. One very significant part than needs utmost attention of the couple is the wedding catering menu.
Food has to be absolutely delicious and mouth watering. The food not only has to look and taste good, but it has to meet all the requirements of the guests in order for them to enjoy it to the fullest.
So it is important that an ideal menu is set out for the entire evening to be served to the lovely guests.
What Makes A Great Wedding Menu?
Weddings don’t just bind two person into a beautiful relation but it also brings together two families and their cultures too. It is the most beautiful and pure relation that can ever exist.
So it is important that a perfect wedding menu is set up for such a special occasion. It is very important that each and every guest have a great time while they come to be a part of your celebration.
Food becomes a pretty big deal in that case and there can be absolutely no place of lacking in this sector. The menu has to versatile for everyone. For what makes a great menu is that everyone present in the wedding can be able to enjoy it.
The menu can include delicious appetizers or entrees that is convenient for everyone.
There has to be a perfect balance of both veg and non-veg dishes incorporated in the menu.
You can serve some amazing lobster or crab cakes for the entree and also keep some vegetable kebabs. Do incorporate lots of salads and mashed potatoes as side dishes to complement the main course.
Should You Give Your Guests Two Options?
Many couples dwell in confusion when they think of whether they should let their guests choose the entrees in advance for the ceremony.
But if we give it a thought, isn’t is a marvelous idea? Everyone has their own choices and preferences so why not let the guests pick the dishes they love to enjoy.
Yes, the process may become a bit overwhelming for the caterer, but with a slight bit of effort everybody gets to eat what they love. To make the process easier for both the couples and the caterers, just have the guests pick an option in their RSVP card.
That way there will be less scope of confusion for the entire setting and the caterers can be promptly ready.
Choosing the meal beforehand also makes it easy for the caterer to assume the quantity of food and each item that would be required for the event.
However, there are some challenges of letting the guests choose the meals. The cost could rise and some confusions may also seem to arise on the day of the main event. You can even decide on having a buffet as in that way there will be a great variety of food serves for everyone can enjoy.
How to Accommodate Special Requests
It is extremely important to focus on the requirements of the guests. When it comes to food everyone have different dietary needs.
While some guests may be vegetarian some may be vegan or prefer gluten-free foods. Many people have to maintain their allergies too. So there must be a scope to accommodate those special requests of the guests. One great way of doing so is the RSVP card.
You can write down some options like gluten-free, allergies and veg or non-veg for the guests to choose while they are filling up their RSVP.
In that way, you can have a general idea of what to avoid and what to incorporate in your wedding menu.
Whether you are choosing to have a buffet or a three course meal, it is extremely vital that your guests for the evening enjoy it to the fullest and therefore you have to build up a way of receiving their special requests.
Food for thought
Food is what brings smile in everyone’s faces and without delicious food any celebration is incomplete. The wedding catering menu not only has to be delicious but must have enough variety and perfect mix for every single guest present to enjoy it to the fullest.
For it is the tasty delicacies that the guests will cherish in their heart forever and they will remember the food every time they think of your wedding and appreciate how great your wedding was.
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Salad – choose 1
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Vegetable – choose 1
Green Beans | Butter-Glazed Carrots | Steamed Broccoli | Collard Greens
Asparagus | Smoked Corn | Grilled Vegetable Medley (+$1)
Starch – Choose 1
Mac & Cheese | Rice Pilaf | Garlic Whipped Potato | Sweet Potato Casserole (+$1) | Loaded Mashed Potato (+$1)
Entrees – Choose 2
Seasoned & Smoked House Rub Chicken | Citrus Brandy Chicken (+$2) | Herb Crusted Pork Loin
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