I might have touched on this subject way back when I first started writing my blogs however a lot has happened in between, so here is how we finally came about our food options for our wedding.
Now when we first started organising our wedding I always envisioned a full sit down dinner, I like the idea that my guests don’t have to leave their seats to collect their meals as they would for a smorgasbord. Another reason is I’ve never liked how the food sat in the warmers for long periods of time, especially fish, that never keeps well, and who wants soggy fish.
So I decided on a sit down dinner. If you haven’t noticed my partner hasn’t had much input in this part of the wedding, I blame it on my extreme love for all things food, so I set out to find my caterer. Now I should add, I came to the idea of a sit down dinner well before I chose the venue, so my search for the perfect sit down dinner halted before it started, unfortunately I did not consider that some venue’s may not be able to accommodate a full sit down dinner.
If you have read any of my previous blogs you will know we chose a 125 year old heritage listed reception venue and with that my hopes of a full sit down dinner had been dashed…unless I had big bucks to bring in a mobile kitchen and alas we do not.
So I quickly got over that idea and rushed to find a solution. Luckily we have such a handy venue manager who got us onto some caterers who offered other options. After a few discussions with the different catering services we finally settled for one, mainly because of their long history with the venue and their food options looked yummy.
So new plan smorgasbord, that’s right I wrote it, SMORGASBOARD, though I’m not worried, our caterer offers smorgasbord menus that are reminiscent of a sit down menu (Succulent South West Beef studded with garlic and rubbed with rock salt or Breast of Turkey Roasted with hazelnuts & paprika butter, to name a few) and after discussing our options I feel confident in our choice.
We also visited the company to check out where they make their food and chat to the chef, who further increased my confidence in such a catering option, also the smells coming from the kitchen really cemented our decision, I can’t wait to try it all.
There you have it, we have taken the plunge and gone for all you can eat!
Till next time. Julie xo
Are you having a smorgasboard at your wedding?
by Julie Sharper