Wedding menu

An inte­gral part of any Russ­ian wed­ding is a fes­tive table. Per­haps, no coun­try in the world can com­pare with our wed­ding feast tra­di­tions. How­ev­er, the cus­tom of hold­ing a large-scale feast exist­ed in many coun­tries. In Europe, for many cen­turies, wed­dings were cel­e­brat­ed for sev­er­al days and were dis­tin­guished by abun­dance on the fes­tive table. To date, mod­ern youth has large­ly depart­ed from these tra­di­tions. In most cas­es, this is due to mate­r­i­al pos­si­bil­i­ties and com­plex­i­ty in the orga­ni­za­tion. Nev­er­the­less, despite any dif­fi­cul­ties in our coun­try, wed­dings very rarely take place with­out a full-fledged fes­tive feast.

Today, there are many ways to cel­e­brate a wed­ding. And a mod­est wed­ding din­ner, and a ban­quet, and a full-fledged wed­ding feast are sim­i­lar in that they have the same basic ele­ments on the menu. Ques­tion How to make a menu for a wed­ding? in most cas­es, it is rel­e­vant for those who are going to have a fes­tive feast at home. The menu for a wed­ding in a cafe or restau­rant is helped by the employ­ees of the insti­tu­tion, who have exten­sive expe­ri­ence in this mat­ter. An approx­i­mate fes­tive menu for a wed­ding at home or in a cafe includes the fol­low­ing dish­es:

  • cold appe­tiz­ers. Cold appe­tiz­ers are served first. Con­sid­er­ing that at almost any wed­ding guests con­sume a fair­ly large amount of alco­holic bev­er­ages, there should be a lot of snacks on the table. Along with cold appe­tiz­ers, salt­ed and smoked fish, caviar are served on the table;
  • hot appe­tiz­ers. Served with cold
  • fish. Jel­lied or stuffed fish is con­sid­ered an impor­tant part of even the sim­plest wed­ding menu. Fish is served after cold appe­tiz­ers;
  • Summer wedding menu
  • seafood dish­es. Shrimp, squid, mus­sel sal­ads and appe­tiz­ers will per­fect­ly diver­si­fy any fes­tive wed­ding menu;
  • meat snacks. These dish­es are served after seafood sal­ads. Meat snacks are always in great demand on the fes­tive table, so they should def­i­nite­ly be includ­ed in the menu for a wed­ding at home or in a cafe;
  • dish­es from veg­eta­bles and mush­rooms. Fresh veg­etable dish­es are an impor­tant part of the menu for a wed­ding in sum­mer or autumn. In win­ter and spring, fresh veg­eta­bles are some­times replaced with pick­led and salt­ed ones, as well as mush­rooms;
  • main hot dish­es. Pro­fes­sion­al culi­nary experts rec­om­mend that as the main dish­es for a wed­ding feast, choose dish­es that will dec­o­rate the table at the same time. For exam­ple, a whole turkey, piglet, fish. These dish­es can be placed in the cen­ter of the table at the begin­ning of the feast, and by the time set for serv­ing them, warm up and cut;
  • dessert. Any menu for a wed­ding — at home, in a cafe or restau­rant, should include a birth­day cake. Along with the cake, tea and cof­fee are served on the table, depend­ing on the pref­er­ences of the guests. A wed­ding cake is usu­al­ly pre­pared by weight — about 1.5–2 kg for 10 guests. For cheap wed­ding menu the cake can be quite sim­ple. And if mate­r­i­al pos­si­bil­i­ties allow, then you can order a mul­ti-tiered, beau­ti­ful­ly dec­o­rat­ed wed­ding cake.
See also
Silver wedding rings

When plan­ning a menu for a wed­ding, it is impor­tant to con­sid­er the pref­er­ences of the guests. Inexpensive wedding menuIf there are veg­e­tar­i­ans among the guests, or fast­ing peo­ple, you should make sure that there are more veg­etable and mush­room snacks on the table.

Often, new­ly­weds pre­fer to cel­e­brate the sec­ond day of the wed­ding out­doors or at home. Menu for the sec­ond wed­ding day may not be as var­ied. It is believed that 2–3 types of sal­ads, sev­er­al types of snacks and one hot dish are quite enough. In the sum­mer menu for a wed­ding in nature, you can include bar­be­cue and grilled veg­eta­bles. An excel­lent dish is fish baked on the grill. At home, in the menu of the sec­ond day of the wed­ding, you can include broth.