No wedding is ever complete without good food. This is why it is one aspect of your wedding preparations that you should never overlook. You can plan the wedding of the century, but if the food is terrible, you can bet your bottom dollar that it will be the only thing your guests remember.
Naturally, you want this to be one of the most memorable days of your life, so the food will obviously play a key role. Sitting down to a meal with the people you hold dear as you celebrate your union is something very special. Therefore, a fabulous, mouth-watering menu will ensure that your Northampton wedding will be as good as you could ever have imagined.
If you are planning to tie the knot soon and you want to make sure that your guests will enjoy not only the celebrations but also the food, here are some catering tips to consider.
Communicate with your caterer
At Crockwell Farm, we always want our clients to have an absolute blast on their wedding day. This is why we have teamed up with Ross & Ross Events to ensure that we only serve high-quality food. Nevertheless, we would still recommend that you sit down with your caterer and discuss a few things with them prior to the wedding. This will give you peace of mind knowing that everything will run smoothly.
There are various factors to consider:
- The number of children attending
- Special meals for people with allergies or particular dietary requirements
- Crew meals for your suppliers, including your photographers, videographers, band and make-up artists, etc.
- The type of drinks you want to serve
Food is a big deal for many people, especially those with particular dietary requirements. Therefore, once you have confirmed who will be attending, you should relay this information to the caterer so they can plan and prepare accordingly.
Consider seasonal food
Serving seasonal food to your wedding guests is perhaps one of the best decisions you will make. One of the advantages of going down this route is that people will immediately notice how delicious the food tastes. As an added bonus, you can be certain that the caterers will be using fresh ingredients as they will be readily available.
Another benefit of serving seasonal food is that your menu will be cost-effective. Since the ingredients can be procured quickly and locally, there will be no need to pay over the top to source your food from other locations.
Ross & Ross Events, the caterers used by Crockwell Farm, have an outstanding reputation for serving only delicious food made from fresh and locally sourced ingredients. As a result, you can rest assured that you and your guests will enjoy only the best and tastiest meals on your wedding day.
Think about your favourites too
Many catering tips advise that you should always consider your guests’ preferences first. Although there is some truth in this, you should not forget that this is your special day and you want to enjoy the meal too! It can be easy to overlook your preferences because you want to make sure your friends and loved ones will have a great time. However, this is your wedding day so it is vital that you have a passion for the food you are serving to your guests.
At Crockwell Farm, we want to ensure that you are not left hungry and that you enjoy the food and drinks served on your big day. If you have specific preferences in mind, just let us know and we will make all the necessary arrangements so that both you and your guests will savour your wedding menu.
Confirm the number of attendees
When planning the catering, it will be very helpful to know in advance how many guests will be attending. Even if you don’t know the exact number, a rough estimate will suffice. For instance, if only a few guests are coming, there may be more leeway to be extravagant with the menu. On the other hand, if you are expecting a large gathering, a buffet or sharing boards could be a more practical and cost-effective option.
Whether your wedding will be large or small, you can count on us here at Crockwell Farm to offer you the assistance you need. With the help of Ross & Ross Events, we will ensure that you are provided with outstanding catering no matter how many guests are attending.
Work around a theme
If you are finding it difficult deciding on the type of food you should offer on your wedding day, why not consider a theme and then build your menu around it? This will make it much easier for you to determine what to provide. At the same time, it will highlight your individuality and make your special day unique.
Once you have chosen a theme, make sure you let the caterers know as soon as possible so they can match the food to your preferences.
At Crockwell Farm, helping you build your menu around a particular theme is not the only thing we are good at. We can also help you source suppliers and artisans who will cater to your needs should you require assistance when sprucing up and adding a personal touch to our venue so that it matches your chosen theme.
Let your guests decide
Rather than serving your guests a simple plated dish, why not let them decide what they want to eat? You can easily do this by having food stations where people will have the freedom to try a variety of food, and mix and match what they like best. At the same time, this arrangement provides a social aspect to the occasion, offering the opportunity for your guests to move around and mingle.
If you are tickled by the idea of having food stations at your wedding, we will be more than happy to accommodate your needs at Crockwell Farm. With the help of Ross & Ross Events, you can select the stations that will appeal most to you and your guests’ tastes.
Do You Need Help Planning Your Wedding Menu?
Good food is known to lift people’s spirits and make any event an extra special occasion. This is why you should carefully consider the food to be served on your wedding day. Please take note of the tips discussed above as this will make it easier for you to plan your wedding catering and ensure that you and your guests have a great time and are completely satisfied gastronomically.
At Crockwell Farm, we can help you make your dream wedding a reality. From the food to the venue, we will offer our expertise and assistance so you can truly have a magical day to remember. Please contact us today so we can begin planning your perfect wedding celebration in Northampton!