When it comes to planning a wedding, you want things to go as smoothly (and cheaply!) as possible. One factor of wedding planning is deciding how your reception dinner will come to be. If you enjoy cooking and know how to cook well, why not consider catering your own wedding? In this article, we will discuss how you can do this and pull it off well.
1. Do Not Take On More Than You Can Handle
If you do not already know how to cook, catering your own wedding is not for you. You already have a lot on your plate (pardon the pun!), so don’t take on more than you can handle. However, if you enjoy cooking, and have a good idea in mind of where to take dinner, then give it a go. There’s nothing wrong with helping hands, so get loved ones involved in meal preparation if you like.
2. Plan the Meal Well
When catering your own wedding, it’s important that you plan the meal not only around practicality but safety. Are you planning on serving dishes containing meat or other perishables? It may not be a great idea to serve something of this nature if you plan on having an outdoor wedding in the middle of the summer heat. Plan to serve food that will keep well, fit your theme, and be safe for everyone attending your wedding to consume.
3. Keep it Simple
There is nothing wrong with keeping the meal simple when you cater your own wedding. Delicious food is delicious food regardless of how elaborate it is. To keep things easy on yourself, plan a simple and yummy meal that your guests will love.
In conclusion, catering your own wedding can be done. It’s a cheaper option than catering professionally, plus it can give your wedding a personalized touch. Follow these tips to have a fantastic dinner on your wedding day that everyone will rave about.