When it comes to weddings there is no denying that food plays one of the most important roles in the day so its important to put time into working with your caterer to design a menu that not only reflects the style and theme of your big day but most importantly yourselves as a couple.
Here are our top 5 tips for choosing your wedding menu...
1. MIX IT UP
Here at AHC, we are big fans of sharing food at weddings. We believe it assists as an ice-breaker and is a great focal point to get conversation flowing between guests who may not necessarily know each other that well - if at all. Having Antipasti boards as your starter will do just the job and you can then follow this by an individual plated main.
Including "sharing boards" for dessert acts an a good bookend to this meal. We suggest doing a trio of dessert and including a chocolate, citrus and cream-based dessert so there is something for everyone! Guests can share amongst themselves or keep their own, either way the conversation is kept flowing...
2. KEEP DIETARY REQUIREMENTS IN MIND
Always talk to your caterer about a "silent" veggie option. As this is not a main offering caterers should not charge you for this. Also keep in mind any allergies or intolerances your guests may have and be sure to ask your guests to let you know in advance, with notice your caterer should not have an issue accommodating these guests.
3. COMPLIMENTARY TASTING
All caterers should offer you a complimentary tasting of your chosen wedding menu so ensure you ask about this. Our clients tell us it is one of the best parts of the wedding planning journey as they get to enjoy the wedding meal without the stress of the big day.
4. KEEP IT SEASONAL
When thinking about your wedding menu ensure you take into consideration what produce will be in season. Your chosen caterer should be well ahead of you on this point and should discuss a menu with you that will be seasonal or offer alternative suggestions to ideas you may have that may not be "in-season".
5. REMEMBER, IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!
When choosing a menu, something we cannot stress enough is to take into consideration your personal tastes and what YOU want to eat for that first meal as a married couple. Sure its important to take into consideration the vegetarians and what not but to design a menu around what is going to please your fussy uncle is not something you should do!