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Balanced vs. “Bloated or Barren”
Never leave guests for more than two-three hours without food at a maximum (This is also the key to avoid dreaded drunken behavior on behalf of anybody). Equally to this point, you don’t want to overdo it and overfill your guests, either. If guests are bloated from an enormous meal, this may prevent them from moving on the dance floor afterwards…and obviously, you’ll want your dance floor to be an active gathering of fun souls, not an empty space of deadbeat energy. If the main course is going to be the heaviest, then opt for a lighter starter or dessert so nobody is overloaded. It’s important to line your guests’ stomachs, especially if you’re hosting a booze-filled reception, but no need to stuff them. No bride and groom want their guests leaving with a stomachache. Opt for Satisfied vs. Stuffed!
Exotically Enhance and Enchant
Any venue should be able to provide you with an impressive list of possible add-ons to enhance your menu. You might decide as an effort to keep the boundaries of your budget in line to limit your menu to just one or two enhancements.
Creative Tip: Have ice push-pops as a cooling snack to be served to the dancers on the dance floor in Other Considerations
If you have quite the party crew who will be dancing into the early hours, then it will be a great idea to lay on extra food towards the end…which can also mean and lead to breakfast… if the party is long enough.
Seasonal Savory: Consider the season as this affects choosing available ingredients that are in season while improving the overall taste of each dish. It also determines which dishes you will be serving. You don’t want to pass out hot soups and casseroles in hot, sunny, summery weather as well as “cold” dishes, such as salads and shrimp, may not be what people crave during colder months.
Are you an extra-considerate couple? Send your “Save the Dates”/ invites out with an added notation that simply states for people to personally contact you with any food allergies that they have so that you know well in advance before choosing your meal plans. How thoughtful & considerably cute of you!
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