Your guests expect to be fed great food on your wedding day, right? While providing a meal for your guest is important, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to budget for a gourmet five-course dinner for them.
Nonetheless, your wedding style and feel, as well as the time of the day and your catering budget, will determine the type of food you choose to serve. We will be giving you the three common options for wedding food!
- First Option: BBQ or Buffet
This is a more relaxed and laid-back wedding food option, so perfect for a less formal reception like a backyard wedding reception.
A buffet provides a wider range of foods that will meet different tastes. And it gives your guests the choice to eat as much or as little as they want.
Usually, a buffet is cheaper than a sit-down dinner with the obvious reason that there are no waiters/waitresses to pay and there is no need to prepare individual plates for each guest. One thing about this option is that guests will have to be sociable if they want to eat since they’ll have to get up and mingle with other guests.
- Second Option: Appetizers
If you are going to have a relatively short wedding reception especially in the evening, do not feel obligated to give your guests a full meal. This is absolutely unnecessary.
You can have a cocktail and serve appetizers, which is a great alternative to having full meals served. Usually, appetizers are a lot cheaper than a full meal. It also gives you many options to provide fun for your guests even as you serve them appetizers.
You can have fun with Chinese spoon, colorful sushi, tiny wraps, or even serve everyone themed appetizers from fashionable food stations.
Appetizers provide a more sociable option than the sit-down dinner as guests have the opportunity to mingle and eat at the same time.
You shouldn’t serve appetizers for a daytime wedding as they are probably not suitable. Your guests will expect a full meal for the daytime.
Also, you should consider your guests who have traveled from out of town to attend your wedding. They will be needing something more substantial to eat considering the distance they’ve traveled.
- Third Option: A Formal Sit-Down Dinner
When considering a formal wedding, this is both an elegant and excellent choice for you and your guests. This option provides your guests with the luxury of a formal dinner. Your guests will be waited on and they won’t have to leave their seats to get food.
A formal dinner is a more generous gesture towards your guests and is the best option when you don’t really have the luxury of space at your reception venue. Those who have traveled a long distance to attend your wedding can be treated warmly with this wedding food option. This option is a more expensive one, but what matters is everyone is happy, no?
It’s one thing to know the best kind of wedding food but what about who will provide it? That’s where we come in!
We are Food Art from New Orleans, Louisiana; expert and professional caterers who have years’ worth of experience and skills to their name. We’ve tended to countless weddings, corporate events, parties, and more. Come see us and we’ll do the same for your big day!