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Deciding Your Wedding Menu
Deciding on a wedding menu is not an easy task. There are so many things to consider like who wants gluten-free, who has peanut allergies and how many vegans are invited. Then, there is your budget which always cuts between the fabulous culinary experience and a standard wedding menu. But fear not because we have put together some informative tips to make your job a little easier.
Put the Bride and Groom First
After all, it is their wedding, and they should decide which wedding menu they like the most. Most places serve a standard catering menu, but the bride and groom might be interested in something unconventional. Talk to your caterer, and find out how far they can go to please you. The best catering companies won’t find it difficult to alter their wedding menu to suit your taste.
Get a Bit of Pre-Wedding Tasting
Always taste the food that you want to be served at the guests’ tables. Pre-wedding tasting is very important, and it will help you decide on the wedding menu and what alterations you want the caterer to make. Try the appetizers from the sandwich platters or the champagne that would be served at the bar. Make sure that you are happy with the catering menu before you sign on the dotted line.
Put Faith in your Chef
The catering companies have served at many weddings, and know a bit about the expectations of the wedding couple. Even though you are striving to make your wedding perfect, put some faith in your chef and trust him to do the right thing for you. Meet with them and talk about your expectations, and if you find them inattentive, go with a different caterer.
Don’t Worry about Everyone’s Dietary Needs
Just like you cannot please everyone in life, you cannot please their palate either. Try to make your wedding menu as inclusive as possible, but do not sweat over it too much. You can have dairy and cheese if you want, just mention all the ingredients on the menu cards, so that the guests can choose for themselves.
Lock-in your Budget
Wedding party expenses can go way overboard especially when it comes to wedding menus. While you want to have the best of everything, you have to set your priorities and decide on a catering menu that fits into your budget. After all, you do not want to be empty pockets for your honeymoon.
Discuss your options with the catering company, and see if they can throw in some complementary drinks or maybe give you a discount if you have a large number of guests. Be honest about your budget, so that the chef can give you the right advice for the catering menu.
Take your time and compare prices between different catering companies as well. But if you are planning a wedding in Phuket or Koh Samui, I highly recommend Two Chefs Catering Service. They are very affordable and have served at big wedding all around venues in Phuket and Koh Samui islands.