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16 Jul

What to avoid serving your guests on your wedding day

We already know what we MUST have on our wedding day buffet, but what about the things that are a strict no-no?

Months before our wedding, we have a ready list of everything we have to have on our food menu. With a delectable line-up of our favourite desserts and entrées, we can visualize what the buffet section is going to look like. However, while making this selection, there are certain items that you just must avoid on your wedding day no matter what.


Light as the weather

Avoid playing host to weather-sensitive food on your wedding day. If yours is a summer wedding, it is not recommended to keep easily-spoiled foods such as those containing dairy or fruits. Be extra picky about your desserts. In monsoons, keeping the non-vegetarian options to a minimum will be best. Also, keep your salad assortments at bay during this time. A winter wedding allows you to experiment a bit more on your wedding day. Although the fruits might not be the freshest during this time, they still manage to pack a wholesome flavour and stay eatable through the day.


Wake up and smell the garlic

How much ever you may love garlic infused sauces or cottage cheese lathered in chunks of garlic, it leads to people having bad breath – and no one is a big fan of that. Due to its pungent smell, it is not the most ideal choice for a wedding buffet. Save your garlic-centred meal ideas for another day when hundreds of people are not involved.

Off the kid’s menu

As you walk down the aisle, a trip down food memory lane might not be your brightest move. A tray of kid’s treats such as biscuits and hot dogs, or bowls of noodles and peanut-butter sandwiches is a big no for your big day. Serving a snack mix or chicken nuggets is not an appetising food choice for your wedding day.


Say no to the mess

Many a times you have unabashedly devoured chicken wings while sitting opposite your significant other. However, this might not be the day for your brave food choices. With hundreds of people enrobed in expensive dresses and hours of perfected make-up attending your wedding, getting into this messy affair might not be their idea of a good feast. Thus, avoid serving burritos, dumplings, corn on a cob and loaded sandwiches.


Leaf it behind

Fancy salads, although delicious, are a debatable choice for weddings, especially ones that are outdoors. Most people opt for pasta salads and fruits on their wedding day since they last longer. Choosing a leafier salad generously laden with dressing might cause it to spoil faster and will lead to wilted leaves kick-starting the wedding platter.


Now that you know all possible food faux pas, what’s going to be on your food menu this wedding season?

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Alinda Gupta
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