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Planning your wedding breakfast

Monday 5, March 2018

Planning your wedding breakfast

Planning your wedding breakfast

It’s one of the most fun aspects of planning a wedding – especially when you get to the menu tasting part. But planning what you’re going to serve your guests at your wedding reception is easier said than done. Here are some of the things to think about when you’re putting together your menu.

Taste and dietary considerations

If only choosing your wedding breakfast menu was as simple as just picking your favourite food. But if you have a predilection for sushi or spicy curry, you might find that not all your guests will share your enthusiasm. It’s worth choosing food that you think the majority of your guests will enjoy. There’s a reason why so many wedding menus feature good old chicken; it’s because it’s an innocuous dish that’s not likely to cause any strong opinions either way.

Of course, it’s not just differences in taste you’ll need to take into account. Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, diary-free… there are numerous dietary considerations to cater for, but all good venues and caterers should be able to accommodate them. Ask your guests for their dietary requirements early on so that you’ll be able to think about alternatives to your main menu.

Time of year

The time of year you’re getting married will be a factor in what you serve. Lighter menu options may be appreciated for summer weddings, as a full-on roast dinner might not be the best choice if your wedding day turns out to be the hottest day of the year. If you’re planning a winter wedding, this opens up the possibility of serving some classic winter warmers, such as a hearty beef bourguignon. For a Christmas wedding, roast turkey with all the trimmings is sure to go down well.

How formal?

Finally, your choice of food will also be influenced by how formal you want your wedding reception to be. If you’re going for a three (or more) course sit-down meal, the presentation of the food will be a top priority. If you’re going for a more laid back wedding, how about serving up a delicious hog roast or barbecue outside?

Download our brochure to find out more about your catering options here at Southdowns Manor.

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