People usually tend to only think about the big wedding choices, such as the dress, the cake, the guest list and the gift registry. Most couples and wedding planners will just choose and hire a well known and respected caterer and leave it at that. However, many of these couples do not realize that their choice of foods that they serve at their wedding can have a bigger effect on the success of the reception!
A lot of people don’t realize that there are certain foods that would be better to serve at your wedding reception, and there are also certain foods that just would not go over so well if served at your reception! This may sound a bit strange to some people, but when you think about it reasonably, it makes a lot of sense.
Every wedding is a unique affair, and part of what makes them each different and unique is the diversity of the guest list. There are a lot of people out there that have diverse families, with a mix of different cultures. Sometimes when you have a such a mix of cultures at your wedding reception, you have to watch what kinds of foods you serve, because certain cultures will be offended at some foods. For example, you don’t want to serve pork if you have Jewish relatives coming to your wedding reception, and it probably wouldn’t be such a great idea to serve meat to a strict vegetarian! Also, before you pick out the wine you will have at your reception, take a look over your guest list and make sure that no one on it will be offended by the presence of alcohol. Some people would be offended because of religious views, while others could be recovering alcoholics, and you wouldn’t want to tempt them to fall off of the wagon!
Another thing to think about when it comes to the food served at your wedding reception is what foods cause bad breath. Kissing is a pretty widespread wedding activity, and it might not be such a pleasant activity if half of the wedding reception food has garlic or onions in it. Also, you should consider the meat you will be serving. There are some couples who want to go all out and serve some sort of wild game meat, but sometimes this is just not practical or appreciated by your guests.
The last thing to think about before you finalize your food list, is how many courses you plan to serve at your reception. If you have just one or two, you don’t have to worry about it, but if you want more courses than that, then you should only serve lighter foods for the first few courses. You don’t want your guests to fill up too fast.