Almost everyone enjoys a wedding, whether they are part of the wedding party or attending as a guest. It is a happy event, and one where the wedding couple looks forward to sharing with their family and friends. While there are a lot of decisions to be made for the wedding, one of the most important ones is the choice of foods that will be served to the guests at the reception. This can create some challenges when trying to please everyone.

The Challenges

No matter how many people may be attending the wedding, they will all have their own food likes and dislikes. Beyond that, some may have concerns as to what they can eat for different reasons, for example:

  • Some may be dieting and don’t want to consume foods with too much fat
  • Others may be diabetics and have food restrictions
  • Then there may be some who cannot tolerate foods with gluten in them
  • Others may be vegetarian

The bride and groom want to please everyone, but it is not practical to try and have different food selections for each guest that has a special want or need.

The Solutions

With today’s modern technology, there are many more options when it comes to healthy food choices and some will fit right in with the wedding needs. Some examples are:

Plant-Based Foods

A lot of work has gone into the development of plant-based foods like those which R&D has brought to the market. Choices among these types of food could be for the desert that is being served, such as ice cream. These foods, which are being developed for healthier lifestyles, have no compromise on their quality or flavours. For wedding guests who are worried about consuming too much sugar, like diabetics or those on weight-loss diets, this may be an ideal alternative.

Vegan Food

If the proper type of vegan foods are chosen, and they are quality made, they are often enjoyed by wedding guests that are not vegan. Serving a vegan food buffet style and having several different options to choose from will be a crowd-pleaser.

Gluten Free

Gluten-free foods to do not have to be boring, nor do they have to taste bland. There are plenty of food choices in this food category that would be perfect for serving at a wedding. Healthy ingredients like beans and lentils have no gluten, just like potatoes and rice. These are ingredients that can be used in many different types of dishes that would be ideal for a wedding.

The bride and groom who focus on food choices like this, don’t need to feel guilty about their guests not being fed enjoyable and healthy food on this special day.