Deciding menu is a pretty simple affair. Once you’ve chosen your menu items, you can move on to organizing wedding menu. By organizing I mean planning how people will sit, what your tables will look like, types of glasses. All fine details.
Now don’t let this stress you out – it actually can be a lot of fun! Here’s some tips to get you on right track. These tips assume you are not having your meal catered and are doing all your own planning.
Decide what time you are going to have your meal at. This will tie to time of your wedding to some degree. If you are getting married in morning are you having lunch, brunch, or a mid afternoon meal. Afternoon wedding, are you having a super time meal, a later evening meal.
Are you going to rent your dishes? Borrow from family? Use disposable plates? Same goes for glassware and flatware. If you are having a smaller wedding you can often get good pricing on sets at discount department stores.
If you are purchasing your dishes, what is your theme? Color? Style?
What type of glasses are you going to use? Wine glasses for certain, what about coffee cups, water glasses. Again either borrow or visit a discount department store.
I recommend renting your dishes, flatware, and glasses from a catering company. The prices is usually very nominal. Everything matches, they deliver clean dishes, after your meal you simply put dirty dishes in containers supplied, they pick them up and take care of cleaning them.
If you supply your own dishes, then somebody has to be prepared to do clean up. Renting dishes is simple, affordable, and lets your guests focus on enjoying your wedding.
You will also need to decide what theme for your tables will be, what type of flowers you will use and whether you will get locally grown flowers or purchase from a florist. If you choose flowers in season in your local area you can make beautiful flower arrangements for a fraction of cost.