Sharing your Wedding Menu Planning Process with Your Parents

 In Parents and wedding planning, wedding menu, wedding planning, Wedding Venue’s Chef

Planning your wedding menu with the help of your NJ wedding catering team is one of the most enjoyable wedding planning tasks, as you create your list of delectable wedding menu items from your wedding chef’s list of possibilities and select a personalized wedding menu perfect for your day. They say the food makes the wedding, standing out as a remarkable and memorable foodie experience for all of your guests. A wedding featuring the top wedding menu trends and farm-fresh ingredients, plus your wedding catering venue’s expertise and magic with food preparation and presentation is sure to make your day even more dan trik android

Long before your big day, you’ll meet with your wedding venue’s banquet manager to choose the dishes for your wedding cocktail party menu, reception menu and dessert choices, at a meeting of the minds (and palates) that begins to turn your wedding menu wishes into reality. And many of our NJ wedding couples opt to bring their parents to the meeting, for their input and as a much-appreciated chance to share in the excitement of this important part of wedding planning.

Involving parents in wedding menu selection has become a big wedding trend for 2016, and we’re always happy to welcome wedding couples along with their parents for a menu adventure and the creation of the best wedding menu plan possible. Here are some tips for including your parents in the wedding menu planning process:

  • Involving parents in menu selection, even if parents are not paying for the wedding, is a wonderful way to share your wedding planning excitement with them, and create everlasting memories with your parents.
  • As a matter of diplomacy, if you invite one set of parents to join you, consider inviting the other set of parents as well. While the adage of ‘too many cooks’ often rings true, you may find that multiple opinions on your potential menu items is a great help to you. And it would begin your married future with equality for each of your families, not any resentments that one family was favored over the other.
  • Be sure to inform all attending parents that you get the final vote on menu items, which you’ll make with their valuable opinions.
  • If you’d like, print out your wedding venue’s menu lists in advance of the meeting, and share them with each of your parents so that the parents can star or highlight their top wedding menu dishes on their own time, then sharing their picks with you. These printed and hand-written menu lists inform your choices, and then – this is the lovely part – join your wedding planning keepsakes collection for an everlasting reminder of your parents’ involvement in wedding menu selections.
  • When parents are foodies, known for their excellent taste in cuisine, they often become valuable resources for all wedding events and celebrations. They also appreciate being honored with this invitation.
  • Parents are also excellent resources on guests’ specialty wedding menu needs, such as gluten-free wedding menu item needs. They may know who in the family is GF, who requires kosher wedding menu items, and so on, allowing you better communication with your wedding banquet manager.
  • At the wedding, be sure to track down your parents at the cocktail hour or during the dinner to share and rave about your wedding menu dishes, and let parents know how special it is to you that you shared your wedding menu planning with them.
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