Choosing Your Wedding Menu : Some Useful Tips

You should take your time when it comes to choosing the menu for your wedding reception. Whether you have decided to host your reception in a hotel, country house or even caterers in your back yard this is something you will want to get right. The food is usually something guests always remember about a wedding day and will you want your guests to be talking about your wedding menu for all the right reasons. We have some tips that will help you along the way to choosing the perfect wedding menu.

Decide On The Style

First things first you should decide on the style wedding meal you are planning to have. Will it be a formal sit down meal, a buffet, or perhaps a more relaxed bbq affair? This will have a part to play in what exactly you decide to enjoy with your wedding guests. Your budget might come into consideration when it comes to which style meal would suit best ad of course your chosen venue. Make sure to check what they can cater for.

Menu Tasting

I would advise all wedding couples to arrange a menu tasting before making the final decision on your dishes. This will allow you to be certain because you have the chance to sample exactly how the food will taste and look. Don;t be afraid to ask the catering manager for any changes you might like to make, they should be happy to make some slight alterations if they can.

Take Advice

It’s always a good idea to take on board the advice or recommendations made to you by the chef or caterer. They will have dealt with many wedding couples and know what has proven to be a hit at other weddings. The chef will also know what produce is in season, which are always a good choice to feature in your wedding menu because you are almost guaranteed that they will taste great!

Once you have made a final decision on your wedding menu, forget about it until the day itself! Your wedding guests won’t go hungry and they are sure to enjoy your special day whatever it is your decide to serve up!

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Levi Moriarty

Levi is a Journalism graduate from Limerick who carries out the role of Online Editor here at WeddingDates. She has a love for fashion and beauty, anything floral and is also known not to be able to resist a cupcake!

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