You want your wedding meal to be unique, to fit the occasion, and to meet the needs of your guests. Here are a few stylistic considerations that may help you to accomplish all of those goals while still keeping the focus on your marriage rather than on the food.
- Serve food family-style – This is great for smaller weddings with tight-knit families. Be extra careful when planning your seating chart since people will be passing food with the others at their table. It saves you the wait of a buffet line and creates an intimate setting.
- DIY food stations – People love self-serve stations because they can customize their own meal right there on the spot. It can be just part of the meal like a coffee bar or sundae bar or the main event itself, such as a potato bar.
- Appetizers and cocktails – If you want to keep the evening a little more casual, time it between meals, or not have to worry as much about the seating arrangements, a cocktail reception can help. This is best for a younger crowd who will still have a good time with some hot and cold starters and signature cocktails. They can go out to eat after the reception ends or have a meal before coming if it starts late enough.
Redefining the Wedding Meal
At Caterman Catering, we like to stay on the cutting edge of San Jose and the Bay Area’s food scene. Get your wedding menu started and plan something conventional or modern with our event planners by calling 408.441.8719 today.