For many couples, food is an important element of their big day. Putting together your wedding menu can be overwhelming at first, especially because there are often so many different options. In this blog, we’ll discuss some things to keep in mind while you’re putting together a delicious menu.
Orchestrating Your Wedding Menu
There are a variety of different things to consider while you’re putting together your wedding menu. Let’s get started!
Focus on Seasonality
When you’re putting together a menu, it’s important to make sure that you focus on foods that are in season. Doing this will ensure that you get fresh options that are delicious. Asking your caterer what options are seasonal that they can provide is a good first step towards putting together the perfect menu for your big day.
Start with Meat
Starting with your meat (or vegetarian option) is a good step. You can then work out from there, planning sauces and other things to fill up the plate. When you’re planning this part of your menu, it’s important to think about variety. Many couples enjoy planning a mixture of foods that are salty, sweet, and spicy. Doing this is a great way to make sure that the flavors of your meal are balanced.
Give Yourself Time
When it comes to planning a wedding menu, one of the most important things to do is make sure that you give yourself enough time. Wedding menus typically aren’t planned overnight, so make sure that you’ve allotted enough time so that you can make the best decisions possible without feeling rushed.
It is possible to put together a great menu if you’re running low on time. The most important thing to select will be the caterer if your wedding is coming up quickly, so consider finding some caterer options to narrow own.
Drinks can play a large role in what makes sense for your wedding menu. If you’re going to be having a specific wine served, then you’ll want to make sure that it correlates well with the food.
At Spring Lake Events, we don’t allow for any hard liquor. However, we do allow for wine and beer, so consider if those things would fit in well with your current wedding menu.
One of the most important things to keep in mind is allergies and sensitivities. Keeping these things in mind will help you make sure that all of your guests will be able to eat. Choosing a caterer that’s sensitive to allergies and will be able to make any necessary adjustments is important if you have guests that have allergies.
Even if your guests don’t have allergies, it’s still a good idea to make sure that there’s some variety of options on your menu. Even having vegan or vegetarian options is a good way to make allowances for other dietary restrictions.
Making sure that your guests are clear about their dietary needs is essential, so consider including something along those lines on your invitations or however your guests are selecting their food choices.