A wedding is an important and exciting event for every cell of our body in the life of every young couple who decided to tie the knot. In preparation for this momentous event, it is impossible to avoid a large number of thoughts and questions that overcome and need to be addressed.
And the question of the correct preparation of the menu for the wedding is almost one of the most important and monetary.
The difficulty of this issue lies not only in the proper selection of dishes but also in their quantity and quality. After all, I do not want someone to remain hungry and not satisfied. Although to please everyone will never succeed, because someone does not eat mayonnaise, and someone does not like fish or chicken.
That is why, they usually try to create a menu so that the dishes are interchangeable, and no one is left without something tasty. It is necessary to take into account the factor that your wedding may fall during the fasting period or vegetarians will be among your guests. Therefore, the wedding table should contain a large number of cold appetizers, fruits, and vegetables.
For those who are going to celebrate a wedding at home, the question “How to make a wedding menu?” May become the most difficult. Therefore, it is easier, albeit more financially, to celebrate this event in a restaurant. They will help you determine the composition, the number of dishes, and the portioning, and you don’t have to bother with mountains of dirty dishes and cleaning.
The wedding menu for home or cafe usually includes the main sub-items that are easy to remember. The festive table should have an aesthetically pleasing appearance, preferably decorated with fresh flowers and decorative elements.
By the beginning of the wedding banquet, the festive table should contain various types of assorted and portioned snacks. Also at this time on the festive table should be juices, mineral water and, of course, alcoholic beverages. Do not forget to keep a balance of meat and fish snacks, cheese and sausage, because on your holiday there will be people with different taste preferences.
- The first served cold dishes on the festive table. It can be a variety of seafood snacks, meat snacks, vegetable slices.
- Next, a variety of salads are served on the table. It will be better if there are several types of salads on the table than one, but a large bowl. Salads should be meat, for example, Caesar or with bacon and chicken, there are many variations on this subject, both fish and vegetable.
- Also, dishes from eggs, butter and cheese will not be superfluous. It can be various stuffed vegetables or even eggs.
After serving salads, wedding agencies recommend slowing down the festive table a little. At this time, the newlyweds will be able to relax, and the guests will be happy to dance and chat with each other. After that, the festive menu is replenished with a list of hot dishes for the wedding.
Main and hot dishes
It is desirable that the main hot dishes perform an aesthetic function on the wedding table. Usually, it is recommended to choose a whole piglet, stuffed fish or turkey. Then there is someone with enough imagination.
Before serving the main hot dish, usually, the waiters still supplement the festive table with portioned hot dishes. It can be steaks from meat, julienne from mushrooms and chicken, baked fish with cheese. Such snacks should not satisfy the main hunger, but should only forget about its existence for 30-40 minutes, during which an entertainment program is held.
Before serving the main hot dish, there must be a break. At this time, the waiters must prepare and clean the table, take away the dirty dishes, bring clean porcelain and cutlery.
The main hot dish is served with a side dish fresh vegetables, baked potatoes or grilled vegetables.
Didn’t forget anything? Well, what a banquet menu for a wedding without alcohol!
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
When calculating alcoholic beverages, it is necessary to take into account approximately the following proportions: for 5 guests 3-4 bottles of strong alcohol, 2-3 bottles of champagne or wine. In addition to alcoholic beverages, it is very important that juices and mineral water be present at the festive tables.
Usually, a cake is the peak of celebration and fun. This expanse is for the imagination and desires of the young. Cakes are very different multi-tiered, with figures, with paintings, with photographs or fruits, restrained or, conversely, with many patterns and decorative elements. Most often, it is prepared for weight, 1.5-2 kg is calculated for 10 guests.
Tea or coffee is served to the dessert, which the waiters bring after the solemn cutting of the wedding cake. A good solution would be the opportunity to drink tea or coffee, when they want, and not in the strictly specified order. This issue must be discussed in advance with the restaurant.