Food and Drink
Hints & Tips
This is probably one of the key parts during the wedding reception and it's essential to get it right for you and your guests' enjoyment. The food and drink will be one of the most memorable parts of the day for your guests and having a well cooked and thought out menu will greatly improve their recollections of your day.
The style and formality of the reception will reflect the type of meal that you may have, from a full sit down meal to a more informal buffet style meal. Most hotels will have wedding packages prepared with sample menus for you to choose from. If you require a caterer it is crucial to consider your budget and talk to the caterer regarding what menu they can create for your budget. It would be advisable to sample the menu before the big day to ensure that the meal is cooked to a high standard and to your taste.
It is important to consider your guests when choosing your menu; if you have a lot of elderly guests they may not appreciate a modern themed menu. It is important that when you send out your wedding invitations you ask your guests to let you know of any dietary requirements or allergies so they can be catered for.
What drink you offer your guests also needs to be considered, it was traditional to provide a drink for your guests on arrival at the reception venue, during the meal and a drink for the toast. As weddings have become more diverse couples are now offering different options dependent upon the style and budget of their wedding. Some venues may let you bring in your own wine and champagne and will charge you a corkage price to open the bottles for you.