5 Wedding Catering Tips Every Gay Couple Needs to Know
In one of our previous articles, we had you covered with some of the basics – the most important catering tips and tricks for your big day. Today, we’re taking it a step further and giving you a plethora of priceless details that many couples tend to overlook. Your wedding day simply has to be perfect – we’ve fought long and hard for the right to be married, so now that we finally have that right, you deserve the type of wedding that will be the talk of the town for seasons. Of course, food and drinks play a major role – you want for the two of you and your guests to be pleasantly wined and dined, and we’re going to help you make the best decisions, right down to the finest details.
Picking the right one
Picking the right catering company is your number one priority. Now, we know that there are tons of companies that offer amazing food and all-encompassing services, but here at Pridezillas, we believe in hiring those who have the same set of beliefs as us and who are more than happy to cater to the needs of same-sex couples. The last thing you want when planning your wedding is to come across bigoted vendors. It’s not just a matter of money; it’s a matter of principle. Hence, always hire the companies that will be thrilled to make your day as special as possible.
Matters of variety
It would be a good idea for you to include meal options people can tick off, so once you have all your RSVPs, you can start planning your personalized feast. Yes, your feast should represent your personal style, but you also have to take your guests’ eating preferences into account. That shows that you are willing to go the extra mile to make sure everyone gets exactly what they wish, so that all of your guests are feel happy and appreciated. This is why it’s important to have a definite number of meals which include meat, as well as those that are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Trust us, this step will mean the world to your esteemed guests.
Only the finest
Aside from food, people need a good amount of high-quality alcohol, so spare no expense when it comes to the liquor department. The first thing you need to do is ensure you get the best, preferably organic red wine. Organic is all the rage now, and there are tons of people who enjoy a great glass of red, so make sure you stock up. Spirits are mandatory as well.
Now, in order to put your own personal touch, sit down with your caterers and come up with a signature cocktail. If your names can pull off something as catchy as “Brangelina’, all the better. If not, just make sure you come up with a catchy name that’s totally you, and of course, pick the ingredients that will make your signature cocktail truly original.
Give us cake!
Okay, the cake department – aside from the signature cocktail – is where you get your additional chance to show off your couple style. Here, as with everything else, you don’t have to stick with tradition. You can have a gorgeous and extravagant cake if that’s your cup of tea. However, if the two of you have a shared passion – you’re both board game lovers, or Potterheads – have your cake and eat it too! Don’t be afraid of following your own path and showing off your quirky side. Heck, if you want, you can have a donut tower cake. This is your day, so the cake should be exactly what you envision. Make no compromises when it comes to this.
Mind the season
It’s vital that, aside from establishing your budget and opting for a tasting – this is a wedding planning must – you always keep the season and the month in which you’re tying the knot in mind. It takes months to plan a wedding, so it may even slip your mind, during the menu-creation, that your wedding is months away. Never ever forget this. Remember, light food sits well during summer and late spring, and something a bit ‘heavier’ and filling during the colder months. Know your seasons and know your crowd.
Okay, now you’re all set and equipped with the knowledge, at least as far as the food and drinks areas are concerned. We wish you all the luck in this endeavor – the planning – as well as the marriage part. You deserve it, so have the best one the town has ever seen.