In the past, wedding catering consisted of two main entrée options: chicken or fish. Today, wedding menus have become one of the most important parts of planning your event. Selecting menu items that will appeal to not only the bride and groom, but also to loved ones young and old, is a task in and of itself. Wedding caterers are trained to create outstanding menus while also incorporating your likes, dislikes, and dietary restrictions into account.
Once you set a date, determine if your venue allows outside caterers or if you’re forced to use their preferred vendors. If you’re open to choosing a wedding caterer yourself, discover professional chefs and caterers in your area using the Inside Weddings directory. Wedding caterers are here to help you with all of the culinary aspects of your wedding. Having a brunch wedding? Your caterer will plan a sophisticated menu for your guests to enjoy. Tray-passed appetizers and hors d’oeuvres are wonderful for a cocktail hour and even throughout the reception or after-party as guests take to the dance floor. For the reception, do you prefer buffet stations or a sit-down dinner service? How your wedding guests will be served affects the types of foods you can expect to provide loved ones.
No matter what type of service you offer, it’s important to infuse you and your beloved’s personalities into the food, especially in this new “foodie” culture. Is the groom from the South? How about sharing some of his favorite comfort food dishes? Did you have your first date at a sushi restaurant? Serve fish and sushi at a seafood station during the cocktail hour! If you’re vegetarian or gluten-free – or know that one of your guests has a dietary restriction – make sure to have an option for everyone and clearly label appetizers, menus, and buffet stations so there’s no confusion. Have questions about wedding catering? Contact a caterer by email or chat directly from InsideWeddings.com. Happy menu planning!