Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 96)

IS FOR RAISE A GLASS Ensure guests have a glass in hand to toast your nuptials. Try some local flavour by checking out your local vineyard, and who doesn’t love a pimp your prosecco station? IS FOR SEASONAL If you’re stuck for what to serve, tailoring your menu according to the season is always a lovely way to go. Think fresh flavours in the summer or warming comfort food for the winter. You could even offer Christmas pudding for dessert with gingerbread favours at your festive nuptials. IS FOR VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN The days of bland and uninspiring vegetarian and vegan food are long gone, thanks to fantastic companies like Vegan Magda. The team offers bespoke menus designed especially for your big day. From abundant sharing-style tables and canapés at drinks receptions to elegantly plated dishes, owner Magda Zuber can provide a style of food that will match your venue and personality. Creative and beautifully prepared vegetables will steal the hearts of your guests, and no one will realise that there was no meat at the tables. Book a free tasting session and experience food with genuine soul and heart, cooked by real hands with love. Check out: IS FOR TRADITIONAL There’s a reason the classic three-course dining experience has been popular for decades, it not only sets an elegant feel but allows guests to mingle as they’re served all sorts of dishes and keeps everything on schedule. IS FOR UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES Whatever food option you go for, make it beautiful! Ceremony arches can be moved and utilised in your reception space – they provide a stylish backdrop for any food, dessert or cake table for example. IS X MARKS THE SPOT Don’t forget to incorporate catering options into your RSVPs. Your caterer will need to know of any food intolerances or dietary requirements ahead of time when tailoring your menu. IS FOR ZOOM It’s important to meet with your wedding caterer ahead of time and work together to plan the perfect feast. Face-to-face meetings are great but if distance is an issue, most will offer a virtual catch up, so there’s no excuse! IS FOR WORLD CUISINE Spice up your life with an exciting international menu. If you love overseas travel and want the all-important meal to reflect this, talk to your caterer about serving your favourite world cuisine. Your wedding will be the talk of the town! R S T Z IS YORKSHIRE PUDDING The idea of a wedding carvery fills us with joy! Everyone will be delighted by a roast dinner and you also have that added element of interaction and entertainment as designated guests carve at the table in chef’s hat and pinny. Y 61 CATERING