couples can use their wedding caterer on their Big Day and beyond. Written by
Blue Plate Catering and Christina Oddo.
the toughest decisions you and your soon-to-be partner will make while planning
your wedding, so it’s not uncommon for a few hurdles to arise. What should we put on the menu? How do we
work around your cousin’s allergies? Are we sure everyone will like what we
serve? The sign of a great caterer is that they take all of your concerns
into consideration and work with you to deliver the perfect bites you’ve been
dreaming of. Another sign of a great caterer? They know that as far as weddings
go, food isn’t just limited to the reception. We teamed up with the culinary
experts at Blue Plate Catering and came up with some out-of-the-box ways to
incorporate food into your wedding.
On Your Wedding Day
Getting Ready Food. Eating while you prep
for your Big Day is not something to leave unplanned. Last minute trips to grab
snacks can lead to stress and other wedding no-no’s. Blue Plate recommends investing in “good for you food”, since weddings days are long and
it’s best to start off right. Think mini sandwiches (such as Hooks Cheddar and
Apricot Jam on Herb Biscuits), easy to eat trendy toasts (such as Toasted
Ficelle Topped with Avocado Slices, Crumbled Feta Cheese and Fresh Pomegranate
Seeds) house made chips (not greasy, bagged, or store bought), fresh
salads, and fun sweets for those much needed sugar rushes.
Drink. Whether you’re looking for a
way to calm your jitters or start the day toasting with your closest family and
friends, your caterer can also provide a themed pre-ceremony for your wedding party. Blue Plate suggests ordering
this along with your Getting Ready Food, so it is ready to go when you are.
a snack towards the end of the reception has become very popular with today’s brides
& grooms. While many tend to gravitate towards comfort food favorites like cheese
fries and mini-burgers, it’s an equally good idea to have your caterer create
something unexpected, such as Korean Style Fries Topped with Kimchi,
Scallions and a Spicy Mayo Drizzle or Sriracha Honey Chicken and Waffle Tacos.
Take Home. As
a thank you to your guests who have traveled near & far, Blue Plate
recommends working with your caterer to make treats for your hotel gift bags. Monogrammed cookies,
regional delights (such as Chicago-style popcorn), and personalized chocolate
truffles are just a few sweet options. Letting your guests take a little
piece of your wedding home with them is a perfectly simple way to let them know
you appreciate them coming to celebrate with you.
After Your Wedding
over doesn’t mean the culinary fun has to stop! When it comes to wedding food,
one of Blue Plate’s favorite ideas doesn’t even take place on your Big Day. First-Anniversary
Dinners made by your wedding caterer
are a perfect way to commemorate your nuptials. Have the chef who served your
wedding food recreate the magic of your wedding by cooking up your wedding
menu, made for two. Whether they’re savory or sweet, reliving the delicious bites
you and your partner got to eat after saying “I do” is sure to be an
incomparably special experience.
destination, founded over 30 years ago by CEO Jim Horan. Blue Plate Catering’s
team is dedicated to turning wedding dreams into reality through impeccable
service and seasonal custom menus designed to fit your vision and style. Voted
Chicago’s Best Caterer, we have earned numerous awards and accolades for food
quality, service, presentation and more. For more information, visit
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