You’ve found the perfect wedding venue, got your decorations sorted, and almost every element taken care of – except for your wedding catering. With so many options to choose from, there are several things you need to factor in when selecting the best catering option for your wedding, from your guest’s dietary requirements to your budget. The best thing to do here is to narrow down your choices as much as possible, and then go from there. Here are a few options that can help you do that.
- Finger Food and Canapes
Also known as cocktail food catering, bite-size finger foods and canapes are ideal for small weddings with small receptions where light grazing is preferred. In recent years, this option has increased in popularity, especially with limited budgets where you want to get real value for your investment.
Depending on the season and time of day of your wedding, you can choose hot, cold, sweet and savoury options. Although there is less food than there would be for a full sit-down menu, rest assured, your guests certainly wouldn’t be going hungry with this catering choice. In fact, some enjoy it even more as there is variety in the food available.
This style of catering is ideal for a diverse guest list. With a buffet menu, there’s something for everyone. You can satisfy the need of vegetarians, pescatarians and picky eaters while still impressing any foodies present. Banquet dishes are served on long-sided banquet tables or center tables, and you can easily serve up to 100 guests this way. An added benefit is that guests can come back for seconds – or even thirds!
- Formal Dining
If you’re going for a more formal dining setting to complement your wedding venue and theme, you can set the tone with an immaculately designed menu. Why not serve a seated dinner consisting of multiple courses with an entrée, main and dessert? This option allows you to cater your food for the select number of guests you’ve invited to ensure there won’t be any wastage at the end of the night.
- Casual Dining
Some couples prefer low-key catering on their big day and this casual dining option provides a more intimate setting and allows guests to mingle casually, without being constrained by seating arrangements. You can serve your friends and family on table stands and platters so they can mix and match their portions according to preference.
Although the happy couple is at the centre of a wedding event, guest satisfaction and appetite also need to be catered for – literally and figuratively. What better way to celebrate the unification of families and friends than by sharing a meal with the most important people in your life? By choosing the right catering option for your wedding, everyone will walk away from the day with fond memories.
No matter what wedding catering you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered with elegant and delicious food options at Handcrafted Catering. Get in touch with us today for more information.