It’s a well known fact that your wedding food and drinks not only power your wedding, but they also add personality and style to your love affair. For this reason, we have gathered the 4 best expert suggestions to help you pick the perfect plates for your wedding day menu!
- Create a Budget: It is important remember that catering isn’t a free service. Everything from serving style and the number of guests to the appetizers and number of servers at happy hour will begin to add up to a very expensive meal. To help manage how much you spend, be sure to hire an experience wedding caterer and go over the most important elements you want at your wedding day meal. Most wedding caterers are very experienced and will work with you to help meet your wedding day needs!
- Keep in mind that some people will have dietary restrictions and food allergies: The last thing that you want at your wedding is a hungry guest or worst, a guest who has had an allergic reaction due to the food that is served a your wedding. To prevent this, don’t be afraid to reach out to your guests and find out if any have dietary restrictions and food allergies. This way you can add dishes to your wedding menu that will satisfy all of your wedding guests needs!
- Eat Local and Seasonally: This rule especially applies to the Lowcountry, which is full of delicious seasonal food! Oysters, for example, are available in the months with “R” in them and can be prepared in a number of delicious ways such as freshly shucked, steamed, and cooked. In addition, shrimp is in season in the Lowcountry from May to December and is also best served boiled, steamed, or cooked! Lastly, if you want to add a fruity flare to your wedding day meal, then try incorporating Watermelons, which are available fresh in the Lowcountry from March to April!
- Have Generous Portions: Not having enough food to satisfy everyone’s hunger is certainly a great way to leave a poor impression on your wedding guests, which could also lead to some misbehavior at your wedding. To help prevent this from happening, be sure to give your wedding caterer an exact amount on the number of people who will be attending your wedding. This is because, as a rule of thumb, wedding caterers will also cook at least a 10% surplus of food to ensure everyone gets fed properly.
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