As your special day draws closer, you get the exciting job of planning all the details. The goal of this process is to make sure that your focus remains exactly where it should be: on you and your fiancé. Your wedding day is about the two of you. When it comes to creating the perfect plate to be served at your wedding reception, this important rule of thumb is no exception. However, here are some things to keep in mind:
Go Fresh For Your Wedding Reception
Farm-fresh plates are the new trend for many of today’s weddings, especially those with outdoor or country themes. Serving guests light, fresh fare helps give a boost of healthy energy to the night. Guests will be able to eat, drink, and truly be merry, without foods that might weigh them down.
When you can provide farm-fresh flavors by pulling from local, seasonal bounties, you guarantee yourself a delicious meal. Ultimately, however, the meal should match the wishes and favorite tastes of you and your fiancé, so if that means potatoes during summer, for example, than that’s exactly what you should serve.
Stick to Your Vision
Quality caterers will go above and beyond to ensure that the wedding reception exactly meets the visions of the newly married couple. They work to make sure that the meal’s tastes, textures, and colors all meld seamlessly with that vision, and this goes above all else.
Geppetto Catering’s Josh Carin stated, “One thing that really sets us apart is that, instead of offering potential clients a food list up-front that they need to select from, we start by listening. Taking time to talk to the bride and groom to-be right away and then developing the meal plan around them ensures that they will get exactly what they want–and that’s our primary goal.”
Tackle Tough Palettes Up-Front
Consider guest allergies, and discuss them with your caterer as quickly as possible. If someone has a peanut allergy, for example, caterers can plan the meal properly to be sure that no part of it contains peanuts. If there is a vegan in your family, a special meal can be crafted just for them. Being open and honest with your caterer about these types of needs in advance will help them to provide you with better service.
One thing is for certain: the “perfect plate” is an objective thing, and the designer of the perfect plate is no one but the bride and groom themselves. Enjoy crafting yours together. We hope it will be everything you want it to be.