The Most Fundamental Wedding Menu Advice: How to Delight Your Guests with Delicious Food
When it comes to wedding planning, the menu is one of the most important aspects to consider. After all, your guests will be looking forward to enjoying a satisfying meal while celebrating your special day with you. To help you create a menu that will truly deliver, here is the most fundamental wedding menu planning advise.
First and foremost, you’ll want your wedding menu to reflect the overall vibe of your day. This doesn’t mean that if your wedding is elegant, sophisticated, and classic that you can’t serve pizza as a late night snack. More on this in the section below about personal touches!
The wedding style can be enhanced with the help of a well-thought-out menu. The menu can drive home any theme, feel, or aesthetic.
For example, if you’re having a rustic wedding, you may choose to have a centerpiece display at cocktail hour of a farmer’s market style table with cheeses, artisan breads, fresh fruit and vegetables. If your wedding is fairytale-esque, you might opt for pink soup sippers with edible flowers.
Another way to have your vision carry through to your menu is to highlight the venue or location. While a beach wedding lends itself to incorporating seafood like garlic shrimp skewers or tropical crab cakes, a garden wedding could include fresh colorful salads, or fruit-based sauces and sweets.
Don’t ignore your personal preferences just because the wedding menu is being served to everyone. Guests love a menu with personality. For you, this can mean anything! You may want to choose an ethnic dish from you or your future spouse’s culture.
This past year, a couple who met while abroad in Spain during their Sophomore year of college wanted a Spanish inspired wedding, but they were nervous it was too “out there” for their guests. This was far from the case. We passed appetizers during cocktail hour – tapas style. Croquettes, Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Fig and Ham Toast, Spicy Beef Empanadas. Dinner was served family style – Spanish Caesar Salad, Pan Con Tomate, Chicken/Chorizo/Vegetable Paella, and Garlic Green Beans. The guests were thrilled to experience such a unique menu and exciting flavors. The couple was proud of the menu served and overjoyed at all the positive feedback from guests talking about their wedding food.
That being said, go with what you love. We’ve had clients who want the most formal, plated meal, and then request that grilled cheese sandwiches be passed around after lots of partying and dancing. It’s always a crowd pleaser!
To summarize, creating a memorable wedding menu doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By complimenting your wedding style, utilizing seasonal ingredients, and incorporating personalized flair, you can create a menu that will leave a lasting impression on your guests and we are here to tie it all together cohesively.