Planning your wedding menu is about more than a debate with your fiancé about which of your favorite dishes to include; the perfect wedding meal adds to your wedding atmosphere and makes your reception an event with its own flavor.
Establish a guest list and budget
Your wedding menu guest list and budget go hand in hand, so plan accordingly. If you picture your big night as a small affair with your closest friends and family, set a budget for your meal that fits your vision. For a dream wedding that includes everyone one from your second cousin to your favorite co-worker, adjust your wedding menu budget so you’ve allocated the right amount to pull it off. Budget accordingly for all the dishes and unique service options that complete your dream atmosphere.
Give your guests choices
You don’t want your guests running out for a meal, so make sure you give them a variety of options to choose from—suitable for a variety of tastes and dietary restrictions. Choose a caterer that can make dishes that fit both categories and makes everyone’s mouth water. To make sure you are aware of your guests’ dietary accommodations, include a line on your response card or online invitation that says something akin to, “please advise of any dietary requirements.”