You’ve heard it before- wedding food tastes bad, there is a minimal selection of alcoholic drinks, and your cake is not enough for dessert. We created a list of 7 common wedding food myths and proved them wrong.
Myth: Your food has to be gourmet. Period.
Truth: Every bride should have the option to feel comfortable serving foods that cater to their style and taste. If you’re having a low-key country wedding, caviar and filet mignon may not fit your overall theme. Brides are being more creative with their menus and using alternative food choices.
Myth: Brunch is cheaper than a dinner reception.
Truth: Time does not have a fixed dollar rate. Whether you choose to hold your reception in the morning, afternoon, or night does not affect how much money you will be spending. It can hold the same expenses as a dinner reception and price always varies from caterer to caterer.
Myth: If you’re vegetarian, your menu must be vegetarian.
Truth: All of your guests may not love tofu and vegetables as much as you do – especially children. Opt for a strolling reception that allow guests to mingle and enjoy both meat (chicken, fish, and beef) and vegetarian options. This way you’re showcasing your taste while appealing to your guests personal preference.
Myth: Your food will taste bad.
Truth: Regardless of how much dry chicken and overcooked fish you’ve eaten, your food does not have to taste bad. Brides are becoming adventurous and using menu items such as comfort foods (mac & cheese, chicken fingers, etc.), food trucks, and ice cream sundae bars that bring a unique taste to your reception.
Myth: You must serve beer and wine.
Truth: Alcohol service is different per venue and sometimes limits the types of liquor you can serve at the reception. If your choices are nonalcoholic, beer and wine, or full bar- get creative and ask to make sangria or wine spritzers. Use the drinks they provide and add a creative spin.
Myth: Fondant tastes horrible.
Truth: Good cake makers do not want their fondant to taste bad. For your cake to achieve it’s magazine-esque look it needs to be able to withstand the elements. Butter cream frosting may taste better but it won’t be able to hold up during an outdoor reception. When visiting your cake maker, taste the fondant and make sure it pleases your palette.
Myth: Wedding cake is not enough dessert.
Truth: Many guests look forward to the wedding just for the cake. It may look beautiful next to a scoop of sorbet or chocolate chip biscotti, but that isn’t always necessary. If you budget only allots for cake and no other dessert- it’s fine. You don’t want your guests in a food coma anyways.
Your caterer can answer any questions or concerns you may have in regards to the taste and appearance of your food. Choose someone who can easily accommodate to your style and is willing to work with you in creating a personal and memorable wedding menu.