Wedding Menu Tips: How to Cater to Your Guests’ Tastes
Choosing from the million (or so it feels like) meal choices on a catering menu can be overwhelming—especially when you’re trying to choose meals your guests actually want to eat.
How to Cater to Your Guests’ Tastes
Choosing from the million (or so it feels like) meal choices on a catering menu can be overwhelming—especially when you’re trying to choose meals your guests actually want to eat. That’s when it’s useful to use these tips to choose the perfect wedding dishes that satisfy your guests’ taste buds and fit perfectly with every detail of your big day.
Choose common favorites
There are certain dishes that wedding guests rave over, like comfort foods (one of the newest wedding trends that’s become a past time). Think choices like mac and cheese or mashed reds; with the right wedding caterer, the presentation of these common favorites (like in an interactive food station) can be one of the many memories your guests talk about for years.
Look for options that break the mold
If you want to make an over-the-top impression on your guests, ask your caterer about selections that leave your guests in awe of their flavor and their look. Choose a caterer with awe-inspiring choices like Flaming Orange Alaska, classic dishes and drinks with a new twist, or an interactive food station that your guests flock to.
Take a hint from tradition
Look for ways to give your guests the expected, but with small tastes of the unexpected. Choose a traditional meal that your guests expect with your wedding theme, such as a carving station at a holiday wedding or seafood station at a nautical theme. To make the meal unique, add in side dishes (or drinks!) that are unique and unexpected, such as lobster BLT’s or a late night slider station.
Give your guests choices
To appeal to all of your guests’ taste buds, give your guests a wide variety of (coordinated) items to choose from. Buffets are great for offering ample choices and amounts. For a meal served family style, make sure the platters served are heaped with options.
Ask your caterer
Don’t hesitate to lean on your caterer for recommendations on catering meal choices that fit with your theme. Choose an experienced caterer with professional staff that can tell you what items are a big hit for guests and fit perfectly with your wedding details.