- Posted February 23, 2013 by
Being a special day to couples tying the knot, a wedding is always a romantic celebration as much as it is a reflection of the couple who will now live together as one.
A Wedding Day feast relies entirely on the time of day as well as the theme of the wedding and the bride and groom’s preference. For morning feasts, it’s either alight breakfast to brunch menu. For lunch, it’s definitely a heavy meal, then slowing down to cocktails for early evening then dinner. Consider also your budget, how much per head are you willing to spend. Knowing that will help you focus on choosing specific set menus. Don’t forget to have your menu printed on a beautiful card to serve (free video recipes) also as a souvenir. Sometimes,these menu cards are more memorable than the flowers that guests sometimes bring home. Usually, the wedding banquet is arranged along with the venue. So if you’re celebrating in a hotel, the caterers would be from its the food and beverage team. Plan along the lines of what they offer, and at best, what their signature or specialty dishes are to put on your menu. Same goes for restaurants doing the catering in another venue,perhaps outdoors or in an indoor hall. There are many kinds of menus to choose from. If you’re both into healthy food,consider a hearty salad buffet to complement your squash soups, organic chicken roasts(try this at chefs recipes), pasta primavera (spring vegetables!), and salsas.
Of course the traditional also rules. Build your wedding feast around favorite heirloom dishes from both sides of the family. This will depend on what country you’re in and what your specific traditional cuisines are. If you prefer something modern or something “not from home,” then by all means choose an international cuisine—Italian and French comes to mind as do Moroccan, Japanese and Indian. Of course the cake should be the centerpiece of the wedding banquet aside from the floral arrangements. It can be classic in design to lavish to fun and edgy. Modern weddings now offer a dessert bar or buffet, which includes a large selection of the caterer’s best dessert offerings—from chocolate cakes to mini tarts to cupcakes and macarons in beautiful pastel colors. Food can also be part of the giveaways or wedding favors—exquisite filled truffles and pralines in a personalized box, organic honey on a pretty jar with ribbon the color of your theme, traditional Indian sweets, small bottled fruit wines or preserves, and so forth.