The food at your wedding matters the most. If there is one thing that can make or break your wedding is THE FOOD there.
Before finalizing the menu of your wedding, there are several factors which you need to consider to avoid any last moment mishaps.
1. Not everyone eats what you eat
Being respectful of everybody's choices is of utmost importance. Not everybody is going to love desi spicy food. You need to have options for vegans and people from other ethnicities as well so that they do not end up having a stomach ache.
2. Know your audience
Whether there are going to be all adults, a mix of adults and kids or all over a certain age. It is vital to make sure the food suits their digestion system as you can not think of keeping only adult food when you know even some kids will be coming to your wedding party..
3. Hiring the right caterer
The caterer needs to understand your requirements completely in order to be able to serve you. If they do know what type of food you want for your guests, then, no matter how popular or good they are, they will not be able to do the job for you. For example, if you are a Pakistani and you are hosting a desi wedding and the caterer makes a not-so-spicy nihari then, your guests are definitely not going to enjoy the food as much.
4. Try to keep some local popular dishes
If you are getting married in Canada, you HAVE to keep poutine. Keeping a local dish makes you feel that you are actually in that place. Say, you are getting married in Udaipur, which is considered to be one of the most royal cities of India, then, you got to have a little Rajasthani food for the guests to actually feel the essence of the place.
5. Lastly, do not over-do
If you try to include every option out there and just wish to satisfy every guest's taste buds, then, it will most probably go to south real quick. Be firm but also make sure to know that you should be having a little of everything if there is a variety of people so that everybody gets to have something of their taste.
After all the planning, do not forget to enjoy all the food on your wedding day. You definitely don't want to miss out on the entire feast.