A lot of planning goes into almost every aspect of a wedding, and one of the things that will have to be decided is the food for the reception. Creating the perfect menu for all of your guests can be challenging, but as part of our all-inclusive package Table Decor and More will work with you to assemble the ideal choices. Here are a few of the things we will discuss when planning your catering needs.
Budget. Obviously, your budget is going to be one of the main considerations for your wedding catering menu. Table Decor offers a full range of menu options, everything from appetizers and finger foods to self-serve hot buffets to elegant plated dinners with table service. We can provide a delicious and appealing spread whether your budget is large or limited.
Time of Event. We will need to consider the time of day when setting your wedding menu. If you host your wedding during the early afternoon, your guests might not expect more than light hors d’oeuvres. On the other hand, an evening wedding will generally create the expectation for a nice dinner, or at the very least, heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Season. In general, you don’t want to serve a heavy meal during an outdoor summer wedding, and light appetizers might not seem very comforting on a cold, chilly winter day. You have to think seasonally when preparing your menu. This applies to ingredients as well. We love to serve seasonal vegetables to ensure that your food is as fresh as possible while setting the ideal mood at your event.
Allergies and Dietary Concerns. Last but certainly not least, we must consider whether your guests follow any special diets or have health-related issues that could be impacted by the foods you serve. Table Decor will make sure that those with special dietary requirements are taken care of. If you find that you’re expecting a number of guests with various dietary restrictions and concerns — such as those who keep kosher, are vegan or vegetarian, eat gluten-free, are allergic to certain foods or are on strict weight loss diets — you may even opt to offer a buffet with an assortment of menu options.
As you can see, there are quite a few important considerations when it comes to planning your wedding catering menu. There’s no need for you to feel stressed about it, though. Table Decor and More is a professional caterer and as part of our all-inclusive wedding package we will help you create the perfect menu for your event. Call us at 704-823-7806 or use the Contact form on this page to schedule a free consultation about your wedding or event.