4 Tips For Planning A Perfect Wedding Catering Menu
by Anna Wrench
There are several methods used for creating an outstanding menu for a grand wedding. However, everyone has their own set of preferences for the kind of food, venue, colour schemes- so how would you want your wedding catering menu to be? To simplify this process, most of the established caterers feature pre-designed menu packages, where you have the opportunity to choose the suitable one based on the theme of the wedding.
Best part of about these packages is that each dish present in them complements the other, but what if you are planning to do something different, what if you want to add your personal touch to the menu? If you are eager to experiment with the menu provided by the caterers and not sure how things would work together then this article is just for you. It uncovers the four incredible tips that can be used to design a balanced, healthy and scrumptious menu that takes the wedding celebrations to a whole new level.
Without any further delay, let’s know more about what these tips exactly are and how helpful they can be in creating a well-thought customized wedding catering menu.
Choosing an Amazing Wedding Catering Menu
As mentioned earlier, there are four simple and easy tips that you can follow when deciding which menu too chooses and these are explained below:
1. Fix the Budget
Having a sense of the meal budget before consulting with a catering company is a good step. This does not mean that you have to narrow the budget down to a perfect figure, instead have rough outline of how much exactly you plan to spend on the wedding catering menu. There is an average estimate in your mind then you can work with the caterer to design a preferable menu that meets your budgetary needs.
With a budget, you could trim away unwanted options, however an experienced caterer must be able to work within the price range and should come up with creative alternatives, if the desired dish is way too expensive.
2. Style of Service
The style of service that you choose is of utmost importance. Do you want to keep it a formal dinner or are up for an informal cocktail party? Remember: the style will leave its impact on the budget as well. For instance, plated dinner will have one server for about 10 to 12 guests, whereas in a buffet the ratio would be around 1:25. Buffer comes with diverse options, where guests get the opportunity to choose their kind of meals. While plated style calls of refined presentations, but with definite dish selections and set portions.