4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Menu

The food you serve at your wedding is what fuels the entire celebration.  If you’re in the beginning stages of planning your wedding, and you still need to come up with a menu, Village Catering is ready to help.  Your wedding menu is a chance to express yourself and make sure your guests are pleased as well.  Everything from the flavor to the aesthetics is important when selecting the food for your special day.

1.Consider your budget.

When it comes to choosing the right wedding menu for your reception, it’s important to have a good idea as to what your budget looks like.  Everything from the number of guests and serving style will impact your budget.  If you establish a budget early, it will make your entire menu planning process much easier.  Still need help with creating your wedding menu?  Get in touch with Village Catering.  Our team specializes in creating stellar wedding menus, and we’re always interested in helping make each occasion both memorable and delicious.

2. Think about allergies.

Nowadays, allergies are pretty common.  Some of them, unfortunately, can also be life-threatening.  If you have people coming to your wedding who have peanut or tree nut allergies, it would be thoughtful and safer to consider leaving nut-related foods out of your menu.  Some of your guests might have dietary sensitivities, too, such as gluten or wheat.  One idea is to send out a quick survey to all of your guests to find out what foods you might want to either include or eliminate from your wedding menu.

3. Go local.

One of the best ways to create a wonderful wedding menu is to go local and to go seasonal.  A good chef will plan your wedding menu around the seasons.  Check in with your caterer and find out what foods will be in season on your wedding day, then design your menu around these foods.  Planning a wedding menu is also the perfect opportunity for choosing regional food options.  Think Maine lobster or Texas ribs, for example.

4. Pick a theme.

If your ideal wedding includes a gourmet sit-down meal, then plan your menu around this style.  You might want to consider a multi-course option if this is the style you’re going for.  If you’re looking for a more casual dining experience, then finger foods and passed appetizer will work great.  Still need ideas?  Check out Village Catering.  We can help you craft the best wedding menu for your personality and style.