There are so many elements that come into play when planning a wedding – dress, food, guests, cake, DJ, photographer etc. Wedding trends have been showing that guests are caring more and more about the food. If the food is bad, guests will talk. On the other hand if the food is great, guests will definitely remember it. It is important to take into consideration food allergies and whether or not any of your guests may be vegetarians. You can talk with your caterer to come up with specialty items for these select people. No one should go hungry at your wedding. No matter how great the DJ is, if your guests are hungry, they most likely won’t feel like dancing and this can dull the overall feel of the wedding. It is also important to take into consideration the time of your wedding. If your ceremony is earlier in the day and your reception isn’t until much later in the night, you should definitely have a cocktail hour for your guests. If there is a large gap between ceremony and reception, the cocktail hour will need much more than a few sandwich and cheese platters. Talk with your caterer for different food and drink pairings.
Many caterers give you an opportunity to taste their food before finalizing your reception and cocktail hour menu. Going to a food tasting to is a great way to ensure that the quality of food is up to par with your expectations. The food is not only about taste, but presentation as well. You will be serving this food on your wedding day and want to make sure it’s perfect. This is also an opportunity to let your caterer know of any food allergies you or your guests may have to ensure everything runs smoothly on your special day.