Loving Spoonfuls: Food for Your Connecticut Wedding Reception

If you haven't been to a wedding reception where you were served a reheated stuffed chicken breast or dry roast beef, you probably haven't been to a wedding reception. When it comes to your wedding day, you want to do better for your guests, and that may mean thinking beyond standard reception hall fare.

If impressing your guests with your wedding repast is high on your priority list, the first thing you want to do is find out what restrictions your intended reception venue places on catering. If the venue requires you to use their catering staff and menu, be certain you are happy with the options they provide. Always, always, always, no matter how delicious the offerings sound, ask for a tasting session so you can see how the dishes you have in mind will be presented and taste. If the chef overcooks the salmon for your party of two, it won't be any better for two hundred wedding guests. Most wedding reception venues willingly offer tastings, so don't be shy about asking.

Using seasonal, locally-sourced food is increasingly important to many people. If you'd prefer that your wedding meal use food grown and raised in Connecticut or the surrounding areas, consider hosting your wedding at an inn or estate that specializes in using local food--some even grow their own food on site. Others have relationships with local farms, bakeries and dairies. Not only is using local food an environmentally-friendly choice, it is more likely to result in a one-of-a-kind feast that couldn't happen just anywhere.

If budget is a concern, there are a number of ways to offer a delicious repast without breaking the bank. Consider emphasizing quality over quantity. Rather than having a mediocre all-you-can-eat buffet, have a cocktail reception featuring elegant and creative hors d'oeuvres and lighter fare. Maybe having a lot of food is important to you. In that case, a casual wedding with casual fare, like barbecue or a clambake, may be the way to go.

A morning wedding with a brunch reception also tends to be less expensive than an evening one with a sit-down dinner. If your tastes tend to the exotic, choose a reception venue where you can have Indian, Thai, or Chinese food catered. It will be delicious, different from the typical wedding fare, and probably much less expensive as well.

Written by Rebecca King ~ Copyright © 2012 exclusively for Atmosphere Productions

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