Ideas on How to Impress your Wedding Guests with Planned Catering
When you’re planning your wedding, it’s an exhilarating journey filled with love, romance, and the anticipation of cherished moments. We all strive for that perfect day where our loved ones, be that family, friends, or colleagues, come together to celebrate and share in the joy of our union. One integral element of this celebration is the catering, and ensuring that every guest leaves with a smile after indulging in a memorable dining experience is a priority.
While it may seem daunting to cater to a diverse group of tastes and dietary needs, it’s entirely achievable with some thoughtful planning and the right strategies. From providing plenty of choices and accommodating dietary requirements to never forgetting dessert and offering a wide array of beverages, its possible to ensure that every guest at your wedding table absolutely adores their food and drinks.
In this guide, we’ll share five invaluable tips that will not only help you delight all your wedding guests with your catering but also add an extra layer of joy to your special day.
Accommodate Dietary Requirements
The first thing to do when planning your weddings dining is to make sure that you know your guests dietary requirements. Make sure to do this well in advance, so that you can get the correct information about everyone and make sure that their needs are met. Ensure that your wedding menu includes options for vegans, vegetarians, those with dietary allergies, and those who require halal or kosher meals. By catering to everyone’s specific needs, you’ll make sure no guest feels left out or unsatisfied.
Offer Pre-Selection Options
To provide a more personalised dining experience, consider offering your guests a range of delicious menu options to choose from before the wedding day. Include a range of starters, main courses, and even dessert choices from your guests to choose from. This way your guests will be able to select dishes that align with their tastes and dietary requirements, giving them a meal that they’ll truly enjoy. This also allows your guests to play a part in what they dine on at your wedding, giving them an element of control and allowing them to know what they’ll be able to enjoy on your big day.
Diverse Menu Selection
Variety is key when planning your wedding catering, and you want to have a diverse menu that includes a wide array of flavours that your guests will love. You want your menu to be fun and exciting, and not just boring dishes you could create at home. Perhaps think about incorporating special dishes that you and your partner love, or that are meaningful to you, to add an extra touch to your wedding dining. Or you can have your menu fit in with your wedding theme or style, creating a coherent and well-rounded day. Think about what kinds of foods your guests will enjoy too, and what fits in well with the time of year depending on whether its a hot or cold day.
Provide Ample Beverage Choices
Another key factor is drinks, and you know everyone will want to enjoy a drink at your wedding party. Its important to offer an extensive selection of beverages, so that everyone who comes to your wedding can enjoy a drink of their choice. You want to have alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, to suit varied ages and preferences, with no one having to miss out on enjoying their favourite drinks. Consider having spirits, beers, wines, champagnes, and soft drinks available so that each guest can be happy.
Not Forgetting Dessert
A memorable meal deserves a sweet ending, so don’t skimp out on dessert. A lot of couples opt for having a grand wedding cake at their reception, however it is also brilliant to include other desserts so that your guests can try a bit of everything. Consider a dessert station with a variety of treats, from decadent cakes, to bite-sized pastries, to fresh fruit platters, so that all of your guests can find a treat that they enjoy to end the evening. Its the perfect ending to their dining experience, and ensures that they’ve enjoyed their evening to the fullest.
If you’re looking for an incredible catering experience at your wedding, then you can work with Fresh N Funky. We provide our wedding catering services to our clients in and around London, ensuring that your special day goes as smoothly as possible and that every single guest loves the food and drinks.
We provide alternative menus for those with special dietary requirements such as vegans, diabetics, gluten free and wheat free diets, and also for religious requirements such as halal and kosher options – ensuring that there’s choice for everyone. We have a large range of menus to choose from, whether your style is formal dining, canapes, finger buffets, or bowl food.
You’ll be able to preselect which menu and drinks options you’d like, so that every guest can relish and relax in the delicious dining that they’re provided with at your wedding. We can also provide our waiting staff for hire, as well as equipment hire, taking all of the catering and dining stress out of your hands so you can truly enjoy your big day.
If you’d like to learn more about our wedding catering services here at Fresh N Funky, visit our website today or contact us by giving us a call on 03450 942 922.