4 Factors to Consider When Curating Your Wedding Menu
One of the things that make weddings such fun yet challenging events is the fact that it’s made up of numerous elements. From the wedding band and the wedding venue to the styling decor, each component brings something to the table to create a memorable impression that will last even after the wedding ceremony is over. This includes the wedding feast.
To ensure that you curate the most epicurean menu fitting of your once-in-a-lifetime affair, here are 4 things to keep in mind when you’re selecting your dishes!
1. Ensure that you have options
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To cater to your guests’ diverse preferences, you will need to ensure that your wedding menu has enough options for them to choose from. Of course, how elaborate your menu would also depend on other factors such as the number of guests, the theme of your wedding, your budget, and more:
● Will you be having a sit-down dinner or will you opt for a buffet?
● Are you willing to top-up your wedding package for more choices or better quality ingredients?
● Will you be going for a traditional Chinese buffet or will you opt for Western/European cuisine?
2. Accommodate your guests’ food restrictions
Living in a multireligious country also means that there are several food restrictions to be particularly sensitive to. For instance, Muslims are not able to consume pork, and Jews typically try to abstain from shellfish. Hindus and some buddhists are not able to consume beef as well. Of course, some are slightly lax and do not take heed of such food restrictions.
Thus, it’s best to ask your guests for dietary restrictions when they RSVP! By doing so, you will also be able to take note of those who are vegetarian or vegans, those who are allergic to certain foods, and others who wish to adopt specific dietary choices, such as embracing a pescatarian diet. Be sure to pass this information to your caterer or wedding venue, so that they can help to create a menu that caters to all your guests’ needs.
3. If unsure, just simplify
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It’s understandable if you wish to blow your guests away with a tantalising gourmet feast, but sometimes, it can be a good idea to keep it simple if you’re feeding a large number of people and working on a tight budget.
Fusion creations and unique gastronomical experiments might look and sound fancy, but they might not also sit well with all of your guests’ tastebuds, especially your elders. All you need to make sure is that the food tastes good and matches all the dietary requirements of your guests for them to leave feeling satisfied!
4. Enjoy your food tasting
As a final tip, you must enjoy your food tasting. This one is not for your guest, but for you. Chances are, you will not be able to eat a lot during your wedding due to nerves or time constraints. Thus, it’s better to enjoy your food tasting and revel in the exquisite flavours while you have the chance to do so!