When considering the menu, I encourage brides not to over think it! If you are drawn to a classic menu item then ask the caterer if there is a way to take that item, dress it up and serve it during cocktail hour! Your guests will appreciate a classic and you will get to eat something you love on your wedding day! Here are a few examples of some of my favorite snacks that could go from super bowl Sunday to a Saturday night affair…
Pigs in a Blanket…FISH Catering serves this favorite as Franks in a Puff Pastry served with whole grain mustard!
Chicken Fingers…Good Food Catering serves this favorite as Pecan Encrusted Chicken Breast Strips marinated in bourbon & brown sugar, served with honey mustard sauce!http://www.goodfoodcatering.net/
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches…Granville’s Catering serves this favorite as Mini Vermont White Cheddar Pimiento Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
Chips and Dips…Hamby Catering serves this favorite as Hot Artichoke Dip with Melba Rounds! http://www.hambycatering.com/
The sky is the limit on this so be creative!
Once you have determined your menu with your caterer then it’s time to schedule the tasting! This is meant to be a fun part of the planning process and to give you a sneak peek at what you can expect to see at your wedding! On TV the tasting goes like this…the bride and her future spouse arrive, the caterer brings out each item, the happy couple takes one bite and everything is perfect…well here in real world every tasting is not going to go that smooth, items are not always going to taste just as you thought and you may decide you want to adjust the menu! THAT IS OK!! I always encourage brides to speak their minds at the tastings because this is the last time before the wedding to make sure everything taste perfect for your big day! For example, if something is too salty or not salty enough, say so! If you thought the size of something would be smaller or larger, say so! Any good caterer will appreciate the feedback because they want your wedding to be perfect for you and for you to be happy with the final product!