When you are planning your wedding one of the most important factors to consider is the wedding food, it’s not just the wedding breakfast that needs considering either, you have to think about canapé’s for after the ceremony and you also need to think about food for the evening not to mention wedding favours for your guests.
One of the most talked about parts of the wedding day between guests and also most significant is the wedding breakfast and this will take up most of your wedding food thinking for the day and whether you choose to go for the traditional wedding breakfast or something a little but unusual it is important to give the guests a meal they will remember.
Traditional Wedding Food
Immediately after the ceremony a traditional wedding usually consists of a toast with bucks fizz or champagne to set the rest of the day off with a fizzy feel. After the toast, canapés are usually offered out, a large variety of wedding foods are on offer here such as quails eggs on toast, salmon and cream cheese, Tomato & Basil Bruschetta or pate options.
A traditional wedding breakfast often consists of a pate, some little nibbles including melon and/or Parma ham, a traditional soup such as tomato or vegetable or perhaps a tasty prawn cocktail. The main meal for a traditional wedding breakfast often consists of a roast chicken or pork dinner, a sea bass or salmon main course or as a vegetarian option many people opt for a risotto, as an alternative some people choose a pasta dish such as ravioli with spinach and ricotta. For a dessert you often see old favourites such as a sticky toffee pudding, apple tarts or a fruit salad to refresh the palette. Traditional wedding food often includes a cheese board course and is almost always followed by coffee.
Traditional evening wedding food is almost always a buffet, what is offer on the buffet can vary greatly and depend greatly on price but you will usually see sausage rolls, a variety of sandwiches and salads, chicken drumsticks, samosas, bread rolls and bread stick and often some cold meats and pickles. You are also likely to have more cheese and a selection of deserts like gateau’ and profiteroles.
Unique Wedding Food
If you are looking to feed yourselves and your guests in a non-traditional way then there are lots of different options available to you, venues and catering companies are becoming ever more flexible in an attempt to compete in an ever more competitive marketplace so throw out tradition and make your wedding food as unique and different as you like by creating a totally bespoke menu based on your favourite foods or a specific wedding food theme throughout the day.
Themed Wedding Food
If you are looking for a theme then there are so many to choose from, you can literally feed your guests however you like, perhaps your wedding has a colour scheme you can literally match the food to your colour scheme, if you are having a castle wedding you could have a medieval banquet style wedding breakfast and a hog roast in the evening. Perhaps you are having your day in the great outdoors, a picnic style wedding food matches this theme beautifully to give your wedding to true open-air feel.
With each yew year more and more inventive ways of feeding wedding guests are introduced, you can pick from a plethora of innovative wedding foods which now include fish and chip vans which can pull up outside your venue, oriental feasts, Spanish tapas, antipasti, barbeque feasts, afternoon tea and much, much more.
One other thing you need to consider about your wedding food is you cake, some people utilise their cake in to the meal as a way of either saving money on separate deserts or simply because they feel they want to ensure the cake is eaten.
Traditional wedding cakes are made from fruit cake with marzipan and icing but you can have any kind of cake you want, more and more you see cakes made from items which aren’t even cakes such as fudge or cheese, some forgo the cake altogether and opt for a chocolate fountain or a fruit mound.