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If you’re planning a wedding, you will sooner or later realise just how much goes into it. It isn’t as simple as choosing a dress, a venue, and guests – there are so many small details that go into making your special day perfect. One area that a lot of people tend to overlook until the last minute, is what you will have served at your wedding. A lot of venues already have their own staff that they recommend to take care of the food and drinks, but you may have your own ideas or specifications as to what you want, so it’s important that you have a think about it properly before making a decision.

If you’re not sure how to make a decision, then here are a few examples of things that you will need to think about.

 

The meal
Most weddings have a three-course meal, but you can have more or less depending on what you have envisioned. If you want to be super gastronomic, you can up the courses to five, or seven, or even higher if you wish. One thing that certainly comes into play though, is the time. Remember that everything you serve will all consume the time, so if you don’t want to spend a long time sitting down with your guests and prefer to focus more on the party afterwards, then make the meal shorter. Also, make sure that you note down people’s dietary requirements well in advance too so you know who needs something different preparing.

The drinks
Alcohol is going to be a very requested thing at your wedding, so make sure that you have a nice list of options, as well as non-alcoholic drinks for anyone that doesn’t drink or is underage. It’s always a good idea to have a talk with the bar staff to see whether they have any famous cocktails to include, or any favourites of your own. If you want to up your game, then Martell for Weddings always goes down very well as no one can pass down a good cognac. It’s also been known for the groom and his team to have a swig before the day truly kicks off to a start.

The entertainment
Although this isn’t necessarily something that you serve on a platter, it entwines into your meal because couples often enjoy to break up the sitting down part so that people don’t get bored. So for example, you may have got through the starter and the main, and then opt for some light entertainment while people’s food goes down, and then have dessert. The entertainment you have is entirely down to you, it can be anything from a band, a comedian, or even a fire breather. It all just depends on how extravagant you’re feeling. The main thing to remember is to have a plan of the day, along with the times so that you can fit everything in, in the order you want.