As couples plan their wedding they are often in search of wedding menu ideas. Many couples want to serve a meal but also want to keep the meal simple. There are many different but wonderful wedding menu ideas that can help a couple to have a simple and delicious wedding menu.
First couples need to consider the type of meal that they will be serving. The options are unlimited. Couples may choose to serve a simple dinner, cocktails and appetizers, a serve yourself buffet or even a casual brunch or luncheon. The decision is entirely up to the individual couple and their preferences. The style of the wedding can also play a role in dictating the type of meal that may be appropriate.
To plan a simple meal there are a few key points to keep in mind. Often wedding meals will include multiple meal options. This may mean serving a chicken meal and a fish meal or a meat selection and a vegetarian selection. Some couples simply have one option for all their guests. Choose the method that will work best for you but remember, the more options you select the more complicated and often expensive the meal may become.
Couples also must decide between serving each guest individually and serving a buffet. Both menus have different strengths and weaknesses. Served meals are often simpler but more expensive. A buffet requires less effort but generally means more food will be required. Choose the menus that work best for you and your wedding style.
Other simple menus can include serving a casual barbecue or sandwich options. These ideas are generally more conducive to an outdoor wedding but can work for a variety of events. By discussing various ideas with your caterer you will discover the many options that are available to you. Your caterer will be able to offer many wedding menu ideas.
Some couples choose to coordinate their wedding food with their wedding theme. If you are having a tropical wedding, tropical foods like pineapple and mango can add a special element to your menu. Other wedding menu ideas for tying food to theme include having heart shaped food items or displaying foods in a manner consistent with your theme. A winter wedding could display foods on a table surrounded by fake snow and glitter. An ice sculpture could further accentuate the wedding theme.