Planning a wedding breakfast can be stressful. You may feel as though there are endless meal options for you to choose from, and that no matter what you do, you just can’t meet everyone’s requirements. With these tips, you can be sure to make the whole thing easier on yourself.
Don’t Run a Pop-up Restaurant
It’s so important that you focus on having one high-quality menu that suits as many people as possible. Catering for dietary requirements is crucial, but other than that, try and focus on having high-quality food rather than lots of cheap food. If you can, try and sit down with your chef to see if they can come up with any ideas. When you do this, you can then feel good knowing that everything is going to work out when you are planning your wedding.
If you are worried that all of your catering costs are going to spiral out of control, then it helps to re-think some of your venue options. Look at your guest list for the ceremony and even cut down if you can. This can save you a significant amount of money and it can also help you to really have the day that you have been dreaming of.
Don’t Overcomplicate Things
The wedding breakfast can feel like a huge day of non-stop planning. From the centrepiece to the table decorations and even favours as well. If you want to try and help yourself then you need to try and break everything down into smaller and much more manageable chunks. Let the venue take some of the stress away by letting them handle the layout where possible too, as this can save you a lot of time.
Don’t forget to give your chef and the venue a solid headcount. They will also need your menu choices as well, so you don’t end up miscalculating your general supply. You also need to make sure that you don’t let your wedding photographer keep you for too long as well. If you feel as though the photos are just going on for too long then have a word, and get your guests back inside. The last thing that you need is for your guests to be too tipsy by the time the food comes out because things took a little longer than they should have.
Think about it, how do you want your guests to be served? Do you want them to have a formal
dinner service or would you rather give them a much more relaxed buffet-style service? It’s important that you plan all of this out because you need to make sure that your meals match in with the bigger picture. Most venues would be more than happy to work with you to make sure that you get the result you want out of your wedding breakfast and they can also help you to know if your ideas are viable too. When planning your big day, just remember that they are there to help and that they have done countless weddings in the past.