If you ask any Wedding guest, they’ll tell you that one of the most important parts of the Big Day is making sure there’s delicious food available… and a lot of it! So, as the Wedding draws closer, it’s essential that you start finalising your menu choices and here are your seven ‘no fail’ steps to doing it!
1. The $$$
Decide how much of your budget you’re willing to spend on the menu, but bear in mind that food and beverage is generally one of the biggest Wedding costs. If you have a tighter budget, maybe look into cocktail Weddings or brunch Weddings, which tend to be a little less pricey.
2. The Weather
Believe it or not, the climate and weather will play a big part in the type of menu you have. If you’re having a winter Wedding, think about including heartier dishes and stews, whereas a summer Wedding will probably be better suited to lighter dishes like fish and fresh fruit.
3. The Personal Touch
If you can, we always recommend adding in a ‘personal touch’ to you Wedding Day menu. Whether it’s a signature cocktail, or a dessert bar filled with your favourite sweet treats, having an extra special addition will make all the difference.
When choosing different menu items, make sure you opt for a variety of flavours. That way, there’ll be something available that will make every guest’s taste buds happy! Having a selection of two or three main meals is a good place to start – one with red meat, one with chicken or fish and one vegetarian option.
5. Think Seasonal
Keep in mind what types of fruit and vegetables are in season on your Wedding Day, because when you choose in-season produce, you can be sure that the food will be fresh and full of flavour.
6. Theme It
Just like you would choose your dress and flowers to suit the venue, make sure your menu matches your theme.
7. Dietary Requirements
Whether it’s halal, gluten-free, vegan or lactose intolerant, you’re more than likely to have at least one guest with dietary requirements. Be sure to get this information included on the RSVP card so you’re aware as early as possible and can let the venue know.