Every minor detail is something to consider when planning your Kentucky wedding. But when it comes to keeping everyone's bellies pleased, choosing a caterer is key to finding good eats that suit your day. It's a good thing then that tasty fare might as well be Kentucky's middle name. Bringing in a blend of Southern comfort foods and some Midwestern flair, the Bluegrass State is sure to keep guests happy and the two of you requesting take out to share later.
Selecting a Kentucky Caterer
It's always nice to lean on an expert foodie when deciding what you will be feeding your guests -- and, of course, the bride's and groom's tummies as well. But before you visit a caterer there are a few questions that you will need to answer on your own in order to eliminate excess footwork:
- Do you want a sit-down or buffet style dinner?
- Do you hope to stick with any themes? For example, are you looking for a vegetarian or kosher reception? Or maybe you would like to give people their pick of a dinner with a new trend, like food stations. These separate tables feature various kinds of foods, like Southern fried chicken, sushi rolls or the famous Kentucky Hot Brown dish, and allow people to sample a wide array of food. The options are endless, depending on your preference and budget.
- Where will your reception be located? Indoors or outdoors? This is another factor that could affect your meal selections.
Ch-Ch-Ch-Changing Things Up -- Bluegrass Style
Tradition tells us that receptions take place in the late afternoon or evening, but a wide-range of food choices allows the bride and groom to switch things up should they choose to do so. For example, some couples are opting for a reception that feature more light, lunchtime food options, such as finger sandwiches and wine spritzers. Other unique ideas include a cocktail-style reception where servers dish out passed tasty hors d' oeuvres. You really can make your reception food as fun -- and yummy -- as you want it, so have some fun and find a caterer who will allow you to do so.
Time to Eat!
The two of you have discussed all of your food hopes and dreams, so now it is time to start tasting food and choose a caterer. There is an abundance of delish food in the Kentucky area from which to choose, but here are a few caterers with whom you may want to spend a little chow down time:
After chowing down with a few caterers, you should be able to get an idea of what caterer will work for you and keep you asking for seconds. After all, as the saying goes: "The way to your lover's heart is through the stomach." So, get romantic and eat up!