What to Serve Your Guests on Your Big Day?
Planning a wedding meal menu for your daughter’s wedding could make you scratch your head. Being the mother of the bride, it definitely feels the same way as the bride about providing the guests with the best ceremony they’d ever experienced.
Here are some tips to treat your guests with fabulous food. We also have shared a list of top caterers in town:
Main course with dessert
Arranging a three meal course has been a cliché. However, nowadays, people prefer a one meal course followed by entree and dessert being served in the end. The cake itself could be served as dessert.
Pick out a unique dish
When we talk about the culture of United Kingdom, it is not limited to a sole inhabitant. It is a nation with a diverse group of people from various backgrounds living together in harmony. Appreciating this diversity through your wedding meal can be a unique idea where guests can enjoy different flavours and aromatic ambience.
Since, deciding your big day menu and choosing the main course could be a tough decision to make, let’s be brave and a little unique because people tend to remember having a multi-cultural dish. It could be a mixture of British and South Indian Food like Chicken Tikka Masala with Fish and Chips or Fried Tofu with Butter chicken.
Guests would love to see something that is extraordinary. Arranging a food truck or an ice cream van could be a blissful experience for your guests to enjoy fresh treats and have some nice snapshots worth remembering.
Separate space for kids
Handling kids during the ceremony could be tiresome so why not dedicate a separate area for kids with playing activities and a designated kid’s meal section offering food like mini burgers, muffin pizzas and nuggets.
Special diet food
Diabetes and high blood pressure have become a communal disease which requires special dietary requirements. Having a small section of diet food could be of great convenience for guests with diabetes and hypertension.
Serving fresh food with live cooking could be a lovely experience for your guests. Looking at the chef preparing their meal using fresh ingredients would make them love every bite of their meal, hence making it a delightful experience.
A pay bar and Cocktail station
Cheers! Having a wedding ceremony without something to drink could be quite unusual. Instead of serving drinks on each table individually, a separate section could be assigned for drinks from where the guests could get whatever they would like to have on their own.
Fruit juices and punch could be served for free while for champagne; there could be a combination of cash bar with a complimentary drink for each guest, i.e. each guest could be given a token to enjoy a single glass of champagne for free. While if someone wants to have more champagne, they’ll have to pay it on their own.
Being fully loaded after a heavy meal, many people avoid eating dessert or cake because of which a big amount of cake gets wasted. The best way to avoid this is by distributing take-away boxes for the guests to enjoy the delicious dessert whenever they feel like having it.
Well-known caterers to contact
Here is the list of some famous caterers in town to choose from:
1- Create food
Being in the catering business for more than 30 years, this company would provide you with the most creative and innovative ideas for presenting the food to the guests. Adding to its credibility, it has won the title ‘caterer of the year’ in Events award 2017.
2- Mandarin Oriental
Renowned for its world-class catering and hospitality services, this company provides outstanding culinary arts with a talented team that prepares perfect food; let it be local or International, with the ability to accommodate dietary and religious needs giving an ultimate experience to its clients worth remembering. Their contemporary yet artistic ideas would definitely ensure that your guests enjoy a truly memorable event.
3- Top Hat Catering
With a consistency of being U.K’s top caterer 4 times in a row as per Tatler, it won’t be surprising if your wedding ceremony arrangements by Top Hat provide your guests with the jaw-dropping experience.
Founded by Hattie Mauleverer-Jones in 2007, this catering company has become a great success for providing the best catering services in London. The reason for its fame is mostly because of its logistical excellence, i.e. it has good contacts with the suppliers that provide the best wedding-related products and services in town.
In the end, what actually matters is a joyful event for your daughter, son-in-law-to-be, family and friends with best wishes for the newly wedded couple to have a bright future ever after.