How to Choose Your Wedding Menu
One of the most important (and quite distressing) moments in planning a wedding is trying to decide what meals to serve your guests. People of different age groups, races, class, and health conditions will be there at your special event, and the list you can do is feed them. But how do you choose what you should and shouldn’t serve your guests to eat? Should you go with the local cuisine, or should you serve up a five-meal course of Oriental meals? Must you serve juice and water, or is just wine okay? Can you serve vegetarian to your guests because you are vegetarian and it is your wedding? This doesn’t have to be as difficult as it sounds though: choosing your wedding menu can be even easier than picking out flower arrangements.
What Do You Like? – This is what should guide your decisions in what goes on your wedding menu. Consider what you and your fiancé like to eat. Think up meals you have eaten or tasted, either alone or together; where you ate the meal, and how it made you feel. You could incorporate some of those meals into your wedding menu, because it isn’t just the guests that are going to eat that food: you are eating it too. Think of meals you like to eat, and start from there.
How Do You Know if Your Guests Have Dietary Restrictions? – It is important to find out if any if your guests have any dietary restrictions, so as to avoid triggering any allergies on your wedding day. When sending out wedding notifications, you would usually pit the wedding menu on the notifications. A great idea would be to also ask if any of them have food allergies or meal restrictions on the same wedding notifications. This way, they can contact you so that you will know how best to cater to them.
Would Your Guests Like What You Like? – Granted, it is your wedding, but you are going to spend a lot of money feeding all your guests. As such, it would be wiser to choose dishes that your guests will actually enjoy, rather than waste. This doesn’t mean that you should serve traditional meals: don’t do any dishes that may seem very odd. A fun, creative version of pigs-in-a-blanket may go down way better than grilled pig intestines.
How Would You Want the Meals to be Served? – So, you have narrowed down your choices, and you have your appetizers, main course, sweets, hors d’oeuvres , drinks, and dessert. How do you want these served? You could have a buffet-style kind of service, or have waiters take the food round as guests dance and talk with each other, and hand them sweets as the ceremony winds down to a close. The service is also an important aspect of the wedding menu, as it sets a tone for the meals and can determine how well you and your guests enjoy it.
Taking all of this into considering, choosing your wedding menu won’t be the dreaded task you are imagining. Rather, you will come up with great choices that are bound to make your wedding a memorable one.