Setting a Tone for your Wedding Catering
Your wedding is coming up soon, and it’s time to being planning. A wedding is a very special day, and it’s important to get this right, so you’ll want to pay close attention to these wedding catering tips. Know that no matter how you decide to do your wedding, your wedding catering will take up about half of the budget, so plan accordingly. The most important part of the entire reception will be the tone set by your wedding catering and decorations, so make sure that everything matches. You can’t have meatloaf and mashed potatoes at a bowtie event. You must make sure that all the dishes which are served, including beverage choices, amount of courses, professionalism of your catering staff, and the menu selections themselves are all matching the mood that you have set for the rest of the event. Again, just make sure everything fits.
Originality Within your Wedding Catering
Whatever tone it is your wedding catering decides to take on, it is important to maintain a sense or originality that will keep your reception feeling fresh and alive. Those unique flowers that you stocked your tables with, the ones that happened to match the color of the second course? I don’t think anyone will forget that anytime soon, and making this special day memorable should be one of your top priorities. That being said, be certain to choose foods that don’t fall into common categories. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little bit, or at the very least provide an exotic choice. Your choice of meal will be the most important decision for your wedding catering, and will effect your entire reception greatly, so just make sure it’s something that everyone can enjoy. Don’t shoot for something too different, just something unique enough to be appealing.
Wedding Catering: Parting Thoughts
All of this being said, it is now important to consider your guests. Is this going to be a small or a large event? If it is a small event, be mindful of your guest’s specific food allergies or distastes. It’s not a big deal, you just don’t want to serve ice cream to your lactose intolerant father in-law or red meat to your three vegetarian best friends. If, on the other hand, your wedding catering is intended for a larger party, just take into mind general tastes. Don’t choose a single entree which is too spicy for most tastes, etc. It is very easy to choose foods that are delicious and yet also unusual, so don’t be afraid to do a bit of research–you’d be surprised at all the helpful suggestions you can find online. The only difficult part in all of this is being mindful of your budget. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices in your menu choices to accomodate the rest of your wedding catering and reception. So if you just can’t lose the prime rib and the crab cakes, maybe take out one of the less necessary courses in between. Either way, Surf Brothers Teriyaki wishes you the best of luck with your wedding catering, and hopes that these tips were helpful to your wedding catering preparation.
Copyright 2011 Surf Brothers Teriyaki is a San Diego caterer and has been doing wedding catering for 19 years.