Wedding menu ideas vary just as much as wedding theme ideas. Your menu choices will reflect you as a couple, just as the whole wedding theme will. Believe it or not, wedding food has themes too!
For a wedding that is grand and classy, you might opt for the fine dining experience. This style typically includes catering and a full 3 course meal: Appetizers, Main Course and Dessert.
Dessert does not include the cake but is served in tandem with the cake cutting and is most often smaller desserts. An example of this wedding menu idea would be as follows:
Choosing to offer a buffet is a fun and easy way to present the meal at your wedding. It is a good way to get guests out of their seats and mingling. Plus it offers an easy way to get a lot of food out fast. This is a great option when you want to save money with larger weddings.
A fun spin would be to offer a dessert bar or a candy buffet, too!
Having a barbecue at your wedding can tie in with so many wedding ideas. It can be a fun addition if you are looking for backyard wedding ideas or hosting an outdoor wedding at a park. Or maybe the bride wants to celebrate being a Southern belle or the groom being a Southern gentleman.
Having a cocktail party is an elegant favorite of mine for small wedding ideas. This is what we did for our wedding and it was fantastic. It felt like there was a lot of food since the wedding was only a few hours. There was a different thing to eat or drink all through out the evening. Also, this is another great way to get your guests to mingle comfortably. And we saved a TON of money on the food costs!
Everyone was satisfied and pleased with the quality of the cheese and fruits. And no one left hungry! Now that I think of it, we should have taken home the leftovers! Yum!
Finally, as a real money saver, opt for a potluck style meal for your wedding. There is no shame in asking for or accepting help when it comes to having a wedding nowadays - and that includes help for the meal, too. Brides and their families are even making their own wedding cakes these days.
Ask your guests to bring a plate of their favorite dish. If your wedding is an all day festivity, people will be eating through out the day. With a potluck, there will be no shortage of food. And you will get to sample new recipes. As if eating could be any more fun!
More wedding menu ideas coming soon in the Wedding Ideas on a Budget e-zine. What are some of the wedding menu ideas that you have come up with? Share your stories and ideas here.