Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
Choosing the food that will be served at the wedding is perhaps one of the biggest decisions that the wedding couple will make. Inspired by the article “Picking the Perfect Wedding Menu: Tips from the Professionals”, Do the Bride a Favor offers a few tips of their own for selecting the best meals for the guests.
The typical wedding meal consists of appetizers, a main course, and dessert. The key to choosing the best appetizer is choosing finger foods that are small, tasty, and non-messy. Hor d'oeurves wrapped in a flakey crusts like spinach puffs and pigs in blankets are great choices. Excessively saucy foods can be spell disaster for dressy clothes and should be avoided.
When visiting a venue and interacting with the catering staff, ask a lot of questions about the preparation of the food and general service offered by the staff. Weddings and reception are rarely perfectly timed and it's likely that the food might be sitting for a bit.
Ask specific questions about how the food will be maintained (refrigeration, reheating etc.) To avoid issues with re-heating, Do the Bride a Favor suggests opting for main course meals that may not need to be reheated. Typically winter food selections consist of hearty heavy foods. To avoid this issue and offer that warm experience to guests Do the Bride a Favor suggests doing mini portions of these items. Instead of a large helping of mashed potatoes and stuffing, do a "shooter" by plating up a layered herbed shot glass of potatoes and stuffing in a small glass that accompanies a filet mignon or chicken.
For dessert choices, less options are definitely better. Usually guests are already full when dessert time rolls around. If a wedding cake will be served, individual treats might be better.
“A candy bar is a great choice for a sweet buffet. The best thing about a candy bar is the variety of candies, from chocolates to licorice. Extra custom wedding candy can be bagged and given to guests as favors for later,” Do the Bride a Favor said. Finding candy to use may be as easy as purchasing or ordering gumball machines for sale.
They also recommend a chocolate fountain with an assortment of fruits and whipped cream. This leaves the option of how much dessert each guests really wants up to them. The fountain also provides a way for a warm dessert to be served at each guest's leisure.
Selecting the perfect menu for wedding guests may be a bit of a challenge, but the guests will appreciate the amount of thought and care put into a well prepared banquet.
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