All of the seemingly small decisions that go into planning a wedding and reception make the whole task actually quite complex. Every bride wants her special day to be perfect. This means finding the most spectacular wedding dress, picking the right Los Angeles wedding venue, and planning the reception details out flawlessly.

One of these small details is picking the reception menu. Sure, you could simply choose your favorite foods, but this doesn’t account for the special need and desires of your guests, family and friends who have always supported you. When the big day is here and you’re headed to the reception, you shouldn’t have to worry if the chefs made salmon when you wanted cod or steak when you wanted prime rib. Here is a guide to help you figure out exactly what to get for your menu to appease everyone. And with the excellent staff at DeLuxe Banquet Hall, you will be in the hands of a professional and experienced staff that will make sure your every need is met.

First Step: Decide whether you want Sit Down Service or Family Style

This is mostly a matter of preference, although there are benefits to both depending on how you want your reception to be arranged. Consult your Los Angeles wedding venue for more details.

Sit down service is better for a smaller reception and creates a much more formal atmosphere. If you want an intimate evening, this might be the better choice.

For larger events with big extended families, family style, also known as buffet style, is usually better for a number of reasons. For one, it’s typically cheaper because you won’t need a wait staff. Second, everyone can get as much food as they want, including seconds, thirds, and fourths. This also is easier to plan because you don’t need guests to pick an entree beforehand.

Second Step: Choose the Menu

This actually can be quite the task and requires research. You need to first compile a few lists about what your guests cannot eat, such as dietary restrictions, religious observances, and food allergies. It is best to figure these early so that the chefs or caterers at the Los Angeles wedding venue can know about them when you are planning out the menu.

But good news, at the end of the day it is all about your wedding, right? So make sure you get all of your favorite dishes and treats, and be happy!

Third Step: Sample the Food

Because you will be spending so much money on the Los Angeles banquet hall and catering, you are usually allowed to sample the menu prior to the wedding day. Have fun with it! You will be facing so much stress, it is best to get a little enjoyment. Invite your fiancé and the bridesmaids and groomsmen for a sampling party. Don’t worry, one little day of indulgence won’t hurt your waistline too much.

For more help selecting a menu, contact us at DeLuxe Banquet Hall in Los Angeles for any questions you may have. Our friendly staff can guide you through our facility, give price quotes, and answer any questions.