A Complete Guide to Craft the Perfect Menu for Your Wedding!

Crafting the perfect menu for your wedding that aligns perfectly with each event is crucial. Depending on the crowd and the main festivities of the particular event, the food can make or break the entire evening or day.

 No, we aren’t kidding! Desi culture means having only the most delectable, mouthwatering menu. And in turn, the guests expect nothing less from the hosts!

Worry not, for Shadiyana is here to guide you through carefully customizing each event’s menu separately. 

Moreover, as a one-stop online wedding planning platform, we connect you to the best catering services to make your dream menu come to life. 

So let’s get started!

Dholki Delight: A Comfort Menu

As one of the foremost events that get the family together, dholkis are comfort events. It kicks off the festivities after all! As every cousin is forced into the last-minute “Haye Dil” dance, and the aunties are sharing juicy gossip, everyone’s eye is on the food! 

Keeping in mind the family nature of dholkis, one thinks of comfort foods as the main menu. We think of the family’s favorite dishes made with love. 

A menu curated with love is sure to break the ice and get everyone in the mood to sing and dance all night! And for the decor, consider colorful platters and clay serving dishes for a warm desi feeling.

 As a bonus tip: Set up a DIY Chaat Station so everyone can make their plates chat patta and Instagrammable!

Mehndi Magic

The Mehndi event is the most vibrant and colorful. With it comes a full-on desi menu; Halwa, Channay, Naan, Lassi, Gol Gappay, Pooriyan, you name it! 

You could set it up a notch with live BBQ station and exotic mocktails! 

Matching the rhythm of the musical and dance, both larka and larki walay will appreciate an elaborate desi menu!

After all the Mehndi event is the crown of a wedding. A substantial menu is recommended to give a break between all the Hullah Gullah!

Showstopper Menu for Barat

With Barat being the most attended event usually, the menu of that day must be a showstopper! 

While most prefer dinner or lunch buffet, some go an extra mile and have a sit down dinner! However, for large gatherings, a buffet is highly recommended.

Consider a variety of continental and desi menus. Like smoked chicken, fish, palak ghosht, tikka, aloo chanay, qorma. We recommend opting for rice dishes like afghani pullao and biryani for a touch of extravagance. 

Include daal ka halwa, shahi tukra, gulab jaman, umm ali, or bread pudding as desserts!

Royal Vibes for Walima

The final event day is the one to remember! Walima or Reception is often the most discussed as first impressions go a long way! Wink wink.

This is why the food needs to be long remembered! The main menu can include items like Murgh Achari, Dum Chicken, Pullao, Bhuna Ghosht. Also, BBQ items like tikka and bihari boti both accompanied with  fresh naan and raita is always a hit!

For desserts, we recommend Rabri kheer, Halwa, Kulfi Falooda or the classic Gulab Jamun. Consider cutting the wedding cake on this day for an added flair!

Plus it would make for the most delicious dessert as well! 

We recommend keeping these tips in mind while planning.  To ensure your guests keep talking about your wedding menu long after the last bite! We encourage utilizing Shadiyana's catering services to make your dream menu a reality!

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