SERVICE AND STYLE
Serving the Food at your Wedding
The food you serve at your wedding, obviously, hugely important to the lasting memories you want people to take away with them; from your canapés to the main meal, dessert and evening buffet.
However, take time to consider how you want it served. The style of service of the food at your wedding is as much a reflection upon the style of food as the ingredients are, and the style of food served is a reflection upon your big day overall.
The best practice is, undoubtedly, to match the style of service with the style of the day at that point; formal for formal parts of the day, fun for the fun parts. Imagine your big day is one that moves in a straight line from formal to relaxed, from ceremony to the goodbye hugs of friends late in the evening, and tailor your celebrations, and food, accordingly. In practice then, the most popular and understandable format is to begin by having any canapés you have chosen for your reception served by your venue’s staff. Here you are between your ceremony and your main banquet so the day is definitely in the formal stage. You have just enjoyed your wedding ceremony, your entry to the wedding breakfast and the speeches are still to come. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of it all, let the light coming through your glass of Champagne refract onto your new wedding ring and enjoy the dainty morsels being served to you and your guests. This is not the time to be circulating through the crowd, hog roast bap in hand, terrified the ketchup will mean photos of the speeches to come will need to have a red splotch photoshopped out. The canapés, can, of course, be anything you want them to be, baby high tea style scones, with clotted cream and strawberry jam, through more traditional nibbles, to sushi – anything small and elegant will work here, the choice is yours, the world is your lobster!