Tips To Plan Your Wedding Menu

Tips To Plan Your Wedding Menu

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Choosing a wedding menu isn’t an easy task when planning your wedding. How do you create a special menu for your vegetarian friend? How do you manage your menu if your sister-in-law who has a dairy allergy? How do you ensure there is enough food for everyone? Here are tips on how to choose a wedding menu!

● Make a Budget

Before selecting a wedding menu, it’s recommended to be upfront with your budget. Then, based on the budget you give your caterer, they will come up with ideas that can work with your budget.

● Consider the Number of Guests

Your guest list will also determine how to choose your wedding menu. A smaller guest list makes it easier to splurge on expensive dishes.

● Don’t Be Overwhelmed by Everyone’s Dietary Requirements

Considering guests’ preferences and dietary requirements while organizing a wedding menu can quickly overwhelm you. An excellent way to manage people’s preferences to a minimal level is to offer several meal choices.

● Start With What You Love

Instead of getting overwhelmed by what everyone likes or doesn’t like, you can narrow down your wedding menu dishes by considering what you love as a couple.

● Seasonal Foods

The time of the year can give you ideas on what to serve at your wedding. For example, if you’re tying the knot in the summer, consider serving lemonade, ice cream, or chicken. On the other hand, hot chocolate, steaks, and other heavier meals will be perfect in winter.

● Choose a Convenient Serving Style

The serving style you choose will also dictate what type of food should be on the wedding menu. The five main ways to serve include the family-style, a buffet, serving stations, plated meals, and heavy appetizers. Work with your wedding caterer and reception venue to determine which style would be best for your budget and the venue layout.

● Ask Your Caterer’s Opinion

Your caterer has probably worked at different weddings and has served hundreds of dishes. Consulting with them can get you wedding menu ideas and speed up your decision-making.

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