One of the most important aspects of a wedding is the food. The selection of a caterer can make or break the special day. A good meal will be remembered long after the celebrations have passed, but mediocre food or not having enough for everyone will wreck even the most festive wedding. There are a variety of cuisines you can choose from when it comes to your wedding day. Indian cuisines are one of the most popular cuisines in traditional weddings. Below we will discuss how Indian cuisines are prepared and served during a wedding.
Planning the catering will begin with a meeting to decide on the menu. Tastings may be done for the family so decisions can be made about which dishes to serve. The caterer will ask for information such as guest count and any food restrictions in order to decide how much will be needed for the event. This is often done many weeks or months before the ceremony. As the day gets closer, the caterer will check on guest count and make final changes. At the event itself, the catering staff will set up food stations or pass the dishes to guests.
For most weddings, appetizers will be served before dinner begins. These should be light snacks such as samosas, chokha, or soup that will signal the start of the meal. The type of food served during this portion of the meal depends on the region and culture of the bride and groom, although it is always wise to have at least a couple of vegetarian Indian cuisine dishes available. Drinks may be served during this time and can include tea, soft drinks, virgin cocktails, or alcohol depending on the religious beliefs of the guests.
Asian weddings can differ in different ways especially when choosing your themes or picking out what decorations you want to use for the event. A lot of Asian themes would most likely have some traditional style on their decoration. You can incorporate the following decoration ideas that can maintain the traditional atmosphere for your wedding.
In most Asian countries, lights and lanterns are the most used source of lighting, so adding the lights as a decoration can instantly give you an ethical or tropical mood.
Asian Weddings normally has a vibrant feel, so it’s important to use some bright colours like red, yellow, gold, green and blue. You can also mix some bright colours with warm colours to balance the colour theme. Depending on the tradition, some cultures are required to wear certain colours in the event.
When you think of a wedding, you might think of the traditional method of having one large cake with multiple layers, each smaller than the last. While the different layers can be different flavours, there’s still not a lot of choice available when it comes to traditional wedding cakes. Another approach is to have a lot of smaller wedding cakes instead of one large, grandiose affair.
You may have to purchase more wedding cake stands and wedding cake toppers if you have a lot of separate cakes, but if you think about it, this isn’t a lot of extra cost for the ability to be able to have a wide variety of cakes at the wedding. Sure, a wedding is all about the bride and groom, but sometimes it’s good for them to ‘give back’ to the wedding party.
Of course, using multiple cakes for a wedding instead of one large fancy one does add a lot of small decisions to what might already be a hectic planning process. Amongst other things, you’ve got to ensure you book the best professional wedding photographer. However this is still a small price to pay to have a wedding that is a little different, a little 21st century if you will. There are a few things you should take into consideration when trying to choose the right wedding cakes for multiple guests.
For Asian and Indian weddings, we love the idea of the whole ceremony being one giant celebration, and most traditions are based around this concept. Even on a smaller budget, making your wedding unforgettable for the guests as well as the bride and groom can be easier than you think, and very rewarding.
If you’re looking for the perfect entertainment, either during your marriage celebrations or in the lead up the big day, we think hiring Asian dancers and performers may be just right for you. There are many dance groups you might choose – one of our favourites is Absolute Bollywood, home to some of London’s top Asian and Indian dancers for weddings. An experienced dance group that can cater to your needs may you to select one or more of the following fun ideas.
Idea 1 – The Wedding Reception
For the ideal complete package to entertain all your guests, having a professional dance group to perform at your wedding is the best choice. You may ask your dancers to perform some of your favourite songs, or put on a creative show of their own, perhaps including classic Indian songs or exciting Bollywood routines. If you supply the theme, your professional dancers should be able to supply the choreography, the music and the wow factor.