Let the Feast Go On!

OK, you’re pretty clear about what you want to serve your ‘day’ guests, but what about the evening guests?

Just what are you going to serve?

Bearing in mind that for your evening ‘extras’ in particular, the food will make a big impression (they did miss the ceremony after all!), it’s an important decision!

Timing is also critical – too soon after a big meal and your ‘day’ guests will have little appetite, but serve food too late and some guests may have already left, or be ‘past’ it!

While ‘evening-only’ guests may have a real appetite (having had little time to eat beforehand), some of your ‘day and night’ guests may be in need of something substantial in order to soak up the celebration fizz, while others will prefer to ‘pick’.

Remember to consider your numbers, the ages of your guests, their food preferences, the venue and time of year.

Friends and family may be happy to help out, but don’t forget you’ll need someone to organise getting the food out and clearing away afterwards!

So what are the options?

  • A cold buffet – anything from cold cuts, sausage rolls and sandwiches through to salads and desserts
  • A hot buffet – from hog roast, to BBQ, bacon rolls, hot dogs, pie, mash and mushy peas
  • A cheese board – with whole cheeses, home-made chutney, crackers and rustic breads
  • A ploughman’s supper – pork pies, hunks of cheese, crusty bread and pickles
  • A winter warmer – hot and spicy soup with hunks of bread
  • Old fashioned fast food – arrange for a food cart to set up at your venue (fish and chips, burgers, pizza, stir fry, hot dogs…)

One thing’s for sure, lots of couples go to great lengths to make their day one of a kind – and when it comes to food that’s no exception.

So why not keep the wow factor going after dark?