The wedding dinner is a chance to thank your guests for honoring your special occasion and showing that you want to please them. There are many different options of wedding menus and what you will choose depends on your budget, wedding style, food preferences and the number of guests.

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Western fine dining

This is the most formal dinner option. It usually starts with a cocktail hour, so that the guests have the option to chat with each other. A three-course meal follows. If your budget allows for it, you can offer a variety of main courses. When choosing what type of food to serve, keep in mind that not everyone likes exotic flavors and limit such choices to the hors d’ oeuvres served with the cocktails.

Menu Ideas:
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Mushroom or tomato soup as a starter
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Salmon with wild sauce or Lamb chops with grilled vegetables as a main dish
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Fruit salad or muffins or the wedding cake as dessert
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Wine, champagne, coffee and fruit juices

Chinese 8 course menu

The traditional Chinese celebration menu consists of 8 courses. Crusty bean curds, shark fin soup, stir-fries, wok-fried seafood and vegetables, glutinous rice balls, steamed fish, seasoned Chicken Delight, aromatic rice and various types of noodles are often included.
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The 8 courses are: (References only)
Appetizers
Soup
Seafood
Fish
Meat
Vegetables
Noodles and Rice
Dessert

Buffet

If you have more than 100 guests keep in mind that lines might form, so it is better to have the buffet divided in more than one places. A buffet is a great option if you love variety. Make sure that the foods you offer match your theme. Oriental cuisine would clash with an outdoors cowboy wedding, for example.
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Menu Ideas:

  • A variety of salads
  • Shrimps, oysters, mussels
  • White and whole wheat bread sandwiches
  • Various dips with garlic bread or bread sticks
  • Fruit platter
  • Potatoes, rice, pasta, cous-cous with various sauces
  • Smoked salmon
  • Chili
  • Soups
  • Casserole

Simple Rules for Every Type of Wedding Food Menu

  • the fewer the guests, the more complex dishes you can offer
  • different restaurant or hotel has different food qualities, never trust the brand, go for a food taste.
  • ask the caterer to use ingredients that are in season. They will taste better and cost less too.
  • Normally, caterer will provide the options for each course. Prioritize the Quality, presentation, Commonality for invited guests, etc
  • what are the beverages during food serving? Try think of the matching.
  • Never make your food menu too boring
  • Never waste the food . Think more about the Consumption . Prefer the quality than the quantity.