Currently in the midst of planning your winter wedding? If you are, you are probably daydreaming about walking down the aisle in the wedding dress of your dreams and thinking of 50 ways to stay warm and cosy for you and your guests and practicing the dance moves you are planning on busting out the night of your wedding.
But before you get too carried away and start planning for your honeymoon, it’s important to first plan your winter wedding menu. Planning your wedding menu is one of the most fun aspects of planning your wedding. Tasting different kinds of food and wine? Count us in!
But if you have zero clue as to where to even begin planning your wedding menu, we have Tommy McIntosh, Creative Director of Tommy Collins by Atlantic Group, on how to plan the perfect winter menu. You’re welcome.
First things first, McIntosh says that it is important to remember “that weddings are like fingerprints, no two are the same. Your wedding should reflect your personalities.”
“I love taking my clients’ dating journey and incorporating it into the menu: memorable meals, occasions, favourite restaurants. Think of food enjoyed at fun times in your life together, that you can share with your nearest and dearest, from what you ate on your first date, through to when you proposed.”
McIntosh also warns Wedded Wonderland fairies the common mistake couples make when planning their wedding menu,
“Deciding how much food should be served is a delicate balance – you don’t want your guest to go wanting, but you don’t want them to be so stuffed that they can’t hit the dance floor.”
“It’s also important to evaluate what you want to achieve. For me, it’s less time sitting and more time dancing. We work with our clients, factoring in their ceremony and event timings, to determine the size, volume and timing of food.”
And his ultimate advice for couples?
“It’s your day and you get to decide on your favourite food, but maybe steer clear of foods that can be too polarizing. Also, be careful with foods that can stain. It’s my experience that certain people can always find a way to spill food and drink on themselves.”
McIntosh says, “For Australian weddings, the most important addition to any wedding menu is amazing produce, showcasing what’s in season.”
For the ultimate winter menu, he recommends:
- Flinders Island Crayfish and Barwon Lamb
- Pinots from Yarra Valley and Chardonnay from Redhill
- Tasmanian cheese
Ok, so who else is hungry now?
Cover photo: @bazevents