Planning the Perfect Wedding Feast
On your wedding day, you want everyone to be looked after, and ensure that all of your guests go home with happy memories. Providing good food at your reception is a big part of this.
There are many different ways to do so. Here are a few ideas to help you to plan your wedding feast.
A family catered wedding
If you are on a tight budget, hiring a caterer may not be for you. But, this is not a big problem, because there are still many ways for you to provide your guests with a fantastic meal.
For example, you can ask your family and friends to help you to make much of the food, and buy some from the shops. This approach takes a fair amount of organisation, but it is surprisingly easy to do, and it is actually great fun.
If you think this different approach may work for you, it is a good idea to hold a couple of family parties in advance. You can use those as a dry run to see if a self-catered wedding is what you want.
A hog roast
Another possibility is a hog roast. This surprisingly low cost option works well for practically any type of wedding.
A hog roast looks fantastic, smells wonderful, tastes great and can feed a large group of people without costing a fortune. It is now possible to hire hog roast machines, which means that you can use one for a self-catered wedding
Many caterers offer this type of food as an option. They set everything up, cook the meat and serve it for you along with a range of side dishes.
Quite a few couples opt to serve a formal meal for the reception. Then offer their guests a hog roast later in the evening. It is a very versatile wedding food, which is why it is such a popular option.
If you do not want to serve pork you do not have to because modern spit roasting machines allow you to roast other meats. Once cooked, it can be served in a range of ways. You can let your guests help themselves to it as part of a buffet or have it served as part of a formal sit down meal.
As you can see a hog roast is a fantastic, flexible way to provide great food for your wedding guests.
A fully catered wedding
By far the easiest way to feed your guests is to let someone take care of absolutely everything for you. Hiring a caterer or letting your reception venue take care of the cooking and serving of the food is the easiest option.
However, you still need to pay attention to the details. It is a good idea to go over the menu and to try everything before you confirm your order.
Most catering firms lay on tasting menus for prospective clients. You will have to pay for this, but it really is worthwhile doing. That way you know exactly what your guests will be served on the day, and can be sure that all of the food will taste great.