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18 Jun

Ways to choose a delectable wedding menu

Here are some top tips to help you floor your guests with the food menu

Believe it or not, but a wedding menu can make or break any wedding. No matter how extravagant the rest of your wedding décor is, if the food isn’t at its best, you can be sure to face some criticism. Read on to discover how you can choose a delicious wedding menu that will seriously impress.

For those veggie lovers

Before anything else, always keep in mind to provide your guests with vegetarian meal options. Make sure to balance out the number of food items in each category in order to present your guests with choices galore. In case some of your close friends or relatives have certain dietary requirements, do keep those in mind. This will contribute in making your wedding memorable for not just you and your partner, but also the people closest to you.

Consider your style

Do you want your guests to be seated while a three or five course meal is served to them? Perhaps you’d prefer they eat at their pace and choose flavours of their liking—a buffet would be more suited for. This depends on the number of guests you have invited for your wedding. For a larger number, a buffet is more viable as opposed to a small wedding wherein a formal served meal is suitable.

Keep it diverse

People love variety! Try to include at least two to three different types of cuisines. North Indian, Italian, Lebanese, Thai…the possibilities are endless. Delight your guests with a few items from every cuisine to leave their mouths watering even hours after the wedding.

Don’t forget your budget

There is no need to feel shy about laying your budget down during the first meeting with your caterer. This way, your caterer will have ample time to plan your wedding menu in a way that it accommodates all your requests. Be open to suggestions; it’s quite surprising to see how tiny changes here and there can save your money while keeping the overall menu unaffected.

Taste it well       

Plan a tasting with your wedding caterer. Don’t get convinced into attending a group tasting as this will only give you a generic idea of the caterer’s food. Instead, arrange with just you, your partner and the caterer. This way, you will be able to sample the food you will be eating at your wedding. If there are any changes to be made, you can tell your caterer in advance to avoid any last minute meal problems.

And finally, dessert

If any course should be plentiful with options, it’s this! Don’t limit your dessert only to the wedding cake—excite your guests’ taste buds with delicious ice-creams, kulfi, brownies and gulaab jamun.

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