While we are on the subject of venues, the next thing to think about is something near and dear to many people……
When you start to think of your menu, keep in mind the type of reception you want to have. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Time of they your having your reception, you may not want to serve a breakfast at 8:00 at night.
If you are doing a early ceremony, think about a brunch…….some fresh fruit, mini quiche, great pastries, and let not forget the Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s, these are always a hit!



If you would rather have something a little later in the afternoon, think about heavy Hors D’oeuvers. Some light finger foods and be sure to mix it up with both hot and cold. Keep the alcohol light, and the food flowing.



Lastly is a full reception. You can do either a buffet style or sit-down dinner. Check with the venue to see what works best for your budget. Start with a nice fresh salad, maybe a chilled soup if the weather is warm then follow up with a beautiful meal.


You can always break the routine of the dinner by maybe getting in your first dance between courses. It will help move the night along and also time for everyone to take a break and enjoy the atmosphere.

Lastly you can finish up with your beautiful wedding cake. Not into the cake seen, you can always do a dessert buffet. This will give people the opportunity to try a few things. It will also be nice to have to-go boxes for those who want to take a snack home with them. Don’t forget your coffee & tea drinkers, some of them do like to have a hot beverage after dinner.