Planning Your Wedding Food Service
Food is becoming an increasingly important part of any wedding reception. Let’s face it, there are people out there who will judge your wedding by the quality of the food you serve, whether they should or not. The good news is that there are so many options when it comes to serving great food to your wedding guests. You are no longer confined by tradition to a sit down, plated meal consisting of gourmet dishes if that is not what you are looking for.
These days farmer’s markets have become a big deal. Many restaurants now work with local farmers markets to get their produce, dairy products and more. You can choose to have your wedding catered by a restaurant that does get their ingredients from farmer’s markets. Not only will this make it more likely the ingredients used in your wedding dishes will be fresh you will also be helping to give back to the community by supporting the agriculture in your area. When you serve farmer’s market meals at your wedding you can capture the mood using wildflowers in mason jars to serve as centerpieces and/or wedding favors and by choosing rustic décor for your reception.
It’s becoming increasingly common these days to turn your wedding reception into a “serve yourself” kind of event. Self-serve stations can be used for the dinner itself or to provide your guests with something of an interactive dessert bar. It’s a great way to give your guests the opportunity to create their own ice cream sundae or banana split. You can even use it to allow guests to prepare their own wedding favors. One way to do this is to offer different types of popcorn or candy that your guests can mix together to take home.
Even wedding cakes are undergoing a makeover for 2015. This trend started in 2014 and will continue into next year’s weddings. Wedding cakes are becoming more detailed as many brides are choosing to take an aspect of their dress, like diamonds or lace and recreate the look and feel of the materials on their cake. You could instead choose to tie your wedding cake in with your invitations or even with the décor you have chosen for your special day.
Wedding refreshments are about more than just food; the drinks you serve your guests are just as important. Sticking to the old standby drinks is yesterday’s news. Today’s brides and grooms are having signature drinks created for themselves. The drinks created just for you and your groom should in some way reflect something about your relationship. For example, if you two met at a coffee shop, have a drink created for your wedding that uses coffee flavored liquor. The possibilities for creating unique drinks are limitless. Some brides are even choosing to have mixed drinks served that are the color of their bridesmaids’ dresses.
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