One of the hardest parts of planning your wedding has to be the catering because it’s so difficult to get right. The problem is that not only do you have to take your budget and personal tastes into account, but also any dietary requirements of your guests. That’s not all either, if you’re having kids at your wedding, you also need to think about what to serve them.
Getting the catering right for your wedding can be a challenge, especially when there is so much that needs to be taken into account. The good news is that if you take your time and don’t rush into choosing a certain option, you can get your catering spot on. To make choosing your catering for your wedding easier, use this simple advice to help you.
What can you afford?
It’s no secret that when it comes to choosing your wedding food that your budget plays a big part. There is no point spending more than you can afford on your catering, it’s best to find a service that fits your needs. Whatever you budget, there’s sure to be a catering service that is suitable. You may need to do some research and ask friends and family for recommendations, but you will find a perfect service.
Choose dishes you love
Don’t worry about the food being overly formal, what’s important is that it’s food you and your partner love. You only get one wedding day so make sure to enjoy every moment, including the food. Pick dishes based on the fact that you like them, or they have a special meaning to you, such as were what you ate on your first date. Or how about including dishes that were family favorites when growing up? Wedding food can be fun you know, it’s not just about elegance.
Sit down meal or buffet?
This will depend on a range of factors, including your budget, wedding style, and personal preference. Sit down meals tend to be common at more formal, traditional weddings. They are more expensive and can be tricky as guests don’t always like the food. Buffets are a good option because they allow guests to choose what they want to eat, instead of having to eat the meal that they’re given. They’re also great when it comes to kids, as this allows them to pick and choose what they want. Plus, buffets tend to be a cheaper option, while being just as filling.
Could canapes work well?
If money is tight, then canapes can be a good option. You don’t have to offer a full meal for your guests; you can choose to serve canapes instead. As long as you tell your guests beforehand that you will only be serving canapes, there is no problem with it. A few well-chosen canapes – these can be as simple as mini burgers or as posh as smoked salmon blinis, can work well. As long as you’re happy with canapes, that is.
This advice should help you to choose the perfect catering option for your big day. It can be hard knowing what’s best, but hopefully, the advice above has helped.