When it comes to feeding the wedding guests, a few questions immediately jump to mind. A couple first has to decide whether they want to hire a trusted, competent and qualified catering business like Divine Caterers to provide their meals or they would rather rely on the services of close friends and relatives to come up with the delicacies.
After the caterer has been determined, heads now have to be put together to resolve what should be included in the menu. Every couple wants their guests to be delighted and satisfied by the meals on selection. Before they can achieve this goal, they have to consider some factors which play a major role in influencing their choice of menu.
Buffet Vs Sit-Down Meals
Some food items work better when they are presented as part of a buffet as opposed to plastering them on a plate and dishing out to guests. Platted meals suit hotel and other indoor venues that come with their own catering services. Buffets on the other hand complement daytime and garden affairs well. A couple that can splash on a big reception menu will find that buffets make more sense in displaying the available options.
This is of course the initial hurdle that the couple will face when it comes to drafting a menu. Some foods are definitely more expensive than others. Chicken for example is affordable as compared to fish. Others are not readily available and would require more funds before they can appear on guests’ plates.
Theme of the wedding
The general feel of the day will determine what food will be served. The type of menu at an African themed wedding will differ greatly from a contemporary modern one. While traditional meals like mukimo and ugali may feature in the former, the latter may gravitate towards fancy sounding foods like crab cakes.
Number of Guests
This goes without saying. The larger the number of invited guests, the more restricted the menu will be. Most couples don’t want to break the bank in order to feed attendants to their wedding. Not forgetting that most invites come with a plus one allowance.