Menu Planning Suggestions for Weddings

Making preparations for the perfect wedding can be the most stressful job you will ever undertake. While it may seem obvious, remember that who you plan to marry should be the biggest consideration of all. Apart from booking a banquet hall, buying clothes and hiring an event manager, you also need to spend some time to plan the menu. The quality of food served on an important social occasion like a  wedding can make or break the impression of guests about the weddings arrangements. You need to focus on a number of areas which are mentioned below:

Track record of the caterer

Look for the services of a catering service provider, who has the experience of preparing menus for different types of social occasions including anniversaries, weddings and birthday parties. Their chefs will have knowledge of the changing preferences and tastes of people, and will come up with tasty menus which suit the palate of your guests.

Menu planning

You need to consult the caterer to make a list of the different recipes which will be served to guests. The service provider will provide you with useful suggestions regarding the starters, main course as well as the desserts which will satisfy their tastes. Making an estimate of the ingredients will become easier as a result.

Type of cuisine

People whom you invite for the special occasion may come from different cultures and backgrounds. They might have reservations about having certain food items. The caterer can provide you with suitable alternatives which can be served to everyone. Therefore, to be on the safe side, don’t opt for any unusual food item.

Budget estimate

This is going to give you headache as some people whom you invite, fail to turn up at the last moment. Some guests might bring one or two extra family members with them. All these issues are likely to cause over estimation or under estimation of the amount of food which needs to be prepared. Therefore, you should take the help of the caterer to make an estimate about the exact proportion as well as the costs of all condiments beforehand.

Here’s a really handy article we found that explains how to best calculate the amount of food you will need for your wedding depending on the  number of guests.

Finally send your guests off with souvenirs of the entire event with original and impressive wedding favors. Try to make them match your theme. You can choose items that are fun or useful, or you can go with an edible treat. Although planning wedding could be difficult, the advice above will assist in making your wedding day a successful one. Hopefully the tips have helped you with some ideas to make menu planning suggestions of your wedding less of a nightmare and more fun.

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