Weddings are one of the most important occasions of a person’s life. It is one of those events that need months of preparation to make everything perfect. Society has had this fantasy of having a grand wedding with the person that they love and would want to live with for the rest of their lives. This makes people dream about their wedding even as early as childhood. It’s a universal tradition that is celebrated all over the world, so it’s only natural for people to spend a lot of time and effort to make the wedding and the reception as perfect as it can be.
One of the parts of the wedding is the reception, and for some the most important because it is where the party happens. Aside from having a good time, people love to attend receptions because of the food. From the delicious wedding cake to the full-course meals, wedding receptions are basically heaven food on earth. However, preparing it takes a lot of time and a lot of decisions need to be made.
My Las Vegas wedding may be years away from now, but that does not mean I have not imagined the scenario of choosing my favorite food to be on the menu. Ever since I was a kid, I have always imagined having a really big wedding cake and my partner and I will cut it together. But of course, that won’t be happening anytime soon. But for those who are getting married and having a wedding reception, then you should definitely start preparing now so that you have enough time to choose the best possible menu that you and your guests will enjoy. The following are some tips that can help figure out how to pick the food for your wedding.
Participate in Wedding Tastings
Once you have found a trusted wedding caterer in Las Vegas, try asking if they host wedding tastings. These events are important because you will get to see and taste firsthand what dishes are served during receptions. This might give you an idea as to how the food will look like, how the food will taste, and how the food will match the overall theme of the wedding. Take advantage of every opportunity to find the perfect food to serve during your wedding day.
Ask Guests about Certain Allergies
It is important to take note of certain allergies that the guests might have because you do not want to serve everything dairy if someone is lactose intolerant. You have to be considerate to all of your guests because after all, you are the host of that special day. After sending their invitations, send them a message asking if there are any kinds of food that they might be allergic to. This narrows down the many options that you might be conflicted about. However, if one type of food is necessary to the overall menu, just inform them in advance that the food contains a particular ingredient.
Short, Sweet and Simple
Food is just as important as the wedding pictures once the bride walks down that aisle. It is a very emotional and sentimental moment, which is why it needs to be short, sweet and spectacularly simple. It’s not about the beauty of the grand gestures, but it is the simplicity that makes it really something. That goes with the food as well. It is much better to make the menu short, sweet, and simple to minimize the overwhelming tastes.
Eat What You Love
As the main characters of the event, it is also important to just have fun and treat yourself. It is your wedding after all. When deciding what food to serve during the reception, why not include yours and your partner’s favorite food. It can be a really spectacular gesture, especially to those who are close to your hearts. It’s not just about choosing an entrée that looks good and has a hefty price tag. Make sure that you consider your choices since the wedding is for the bride and groom after all.
Although it may be a bit overwhelming to pick what kind of food should be served during the wedding reception, it is the process that makes it all worth it. If you and your partner look for wedding menu ideas together, this can create a new kind of understanding between each other. After all, you are what you eat. Just make sure that you attend wedding tastings, ask about guest’s allergies, keep it short, sweet and simple, and lastly, eat what you love. It is a very special day for both of you and the food prepared should also make the couple and the guests happy and fulfilled.
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