Planning the menu for your wedding can be a stressful occasion. Modern wedding trends are changing the way we view tradition, and wedding food is quickly catching up. Food and drink will likely be one of the more costly aspects of your wedding budget, raising the price of your destination wedding cost.
So how do you cater to all those people without stretching the budget? There are lots of ways to add a modern twist to your wedding and food is a great place to start. Say goodbye to the traditional sit-down three-course meals, and amaze your guests with these budget-friendly and inspiring ideas.
If you’re opting for a vintage-style wedding then having afternoon tea is an affordable and stylish option for your guests. Guests can pick and choose their way through finger sandwiches, scones, jams, fruits and cakes while sipping on tea and prosecco. The result will be a relaxed and elegant atmosphere, with something guaranteed for everyone.
Wood fire pizza
If you have an outdoor wedding planned, especially a destination wedding in Italy, then wood-fire pizza might be a fun addition to the celebrations. Pizzas are great for a wide variety of dietary needs, and add an alfresco element to the day. Guests will be delighted to watch in excitement as their pizza is tossed into a 260 degree Celsius oven and be ready in 90 seconds. Guest will be able to pick their own toppings and enjoy good food and beautiful outdoor surrounds.
For a destination wedding in Europe, food trucks are a great way to showcase the best of European cuisine. Although they are often the mainstay of farmers’ markets and food festivals, food truck owners have honed their craft and amped up the volume to bring their food to weddings. Think crepes, gelatos, coffee, fries, beer and pies – the sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing food trucks!
What a better way to cater to lots of different people, than by having individual stations with a different specialty? This is the perfect way to get creative and design a vibrant and colorful menu for your guests. You could showcase a huge selection of dishes from all over the world, and you could even add your own personal favorites.
Often the feature during the evening party, which can add on extra costs, a buffet can cover a huge range of food and drink to cater to all your guests. Once the buffet is open for your guests, then can eat at their own pace and chat with other guests and enjoy a relaxed, informal style of eating. This is also an easy way to make sure then is something for everyone, and can even label foods depending on the dietary sensitivities of your guests.