How To Choose A Menu For Your Wedding Reception

If you’re planning your wedding reception menu, there are a number of things to consider. Let’s take a look at a few considerations, then get in touch with Great Blue Heron when you’re ready to really start planning!


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When you begin thinking about your menu, start by considering what great memories you have with food. Was your first date at a great barbecue place? Or do you always stop at a particular Chinese restaurant when making a big shopping trip?

A wedding reception is a great time to share your food memories with your guests. Even your heritage! If one of you has Irish ancestry, you might try a variety of potatoes or corned beef. If you’re Korean, you might offer a variety of kimchi or a Korean-style barbecue.

Because your guests might not be as adventurous as you are, you may want to keep the more adventurous foods as hors d’oeuvres, and have something more traditional as the main event, or have a separate kid-friendly dish.

At Great Blue Heron, we can work with you to put together a memorable, personal menu for your wedding reception.

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Seasonal & Local

When considering your wedding reception menu, also consider foods which are seasonal and/or local. For a summer wedding, vegetables and fruits are going to be at their freshest and most delicious. For an autumn wedding, squash, pumpkin and other gourds can be used for pies and soups and will be at peak. If you do have a favorite dish, planning your wedding date around when that dish will be most delicious is definitely a consideration.

Also, if you have a particular food you want supplied locally, you’ll want to consider when that supplier will be able to provide it. Whether it’s your family farm supplying the meat and vegetables, or a local baker making your favorite bread and rolls, make sure they’ll be able to provide what you need, when you need it, in the amount you need.

The Great Blue Heron can help direct you and work with local food producers to prepare your wedding reception meal.