Here is a simple question: at a wedding, what is the most enjoyable and efficient way to amplify the excitement among the guests?
For many, ‘alcohol’ would probably be the first answer that springs to mind, and whilst it is a very good answer, it does of course exclude any children who might be present at the wedding. Some people may think that having over-excited kids running around at a wedding is actually a very bad idea, and the best way forward would be to provide alcohol for the adults and something sedate like colouring books to tranquilise the noisy under-7’s.
But we don’t like that idea – it would be very mean-spirited indeed, which is not the way to be at a wedding.
So think again: how can you easily enhance the state of excitment among guests at a wedding?
The second most popular answer after alcohol would probably be: ‘good food’, and if your intention is to increase the excitement to bursting point, sugar-based foods must surely come out on top.
Until recently, ‘candy carts’ (which are basically tables featuring pick ‘n’ mix offerings like Haribos and other sugary sweets) were present at every wedding we attended. And I mean every wedding. They were like cupcakes were ten years ago: no wedding was complete without the candy cart. But in many ways, much like cupcakes, they have become a victim of their own success and now appear to be fading in popularity. The just don’t have that ‘wow’ factor any more. They’ve been seen too many times and have become passé. Candy carts are basically going the same way as that other institution associated with pick ‘n’ mix – Woolworths. ‘Peak candy cart’ has been reached. They have had their day.
But, if you want to pump your guests full of sugar in order to ramp up that excitement, they can still perform that trick.
However, what if there was an option which ticked all the boxes? What if you could choose a food option which:
Yes, such an option does exist, and we have been providing it at weddings for years.
And that option is crêpes.
Now, we are willing to bet you’ve never seen crepes at a wedding before. And at this very moment, you are probably thinking ‘what a good idea’ (we hear that a lot). And just for good measure, you probably can’t think of anyone you know who doesn’t like crepes or pancakes. So by our reckoning, that’s points 1 and 2 in the list above taken care of.
As for increasing the wedding excitement through use of sugar – there can be no question that crepes pass that test easily. Take a look at our crepe menu and you will surely agree: sugar and lemon flavour; naturally-occuring sucrose sugar found in Maple syrup; Cadbury, Galaxy and Milky Bar – all chocolates and all heavy on the sugar content; and wedding crêpe favourite Nutella constitutes an enormous 55% sugar. (If you want to super-charge your nutella crepe then add fresh strawberry with it’s sucrose, glucose and fructose content.) A sugary pancake high at a wedding beats all others and is a favourite for people of all ages, kids included.
So that takes care of numbers 3 and 4 in the list as well.
Lastly, what about the alcohol for the grown-ups? Can it really be true that wedding pancakes can satisfy even that criteria? Well, if you’ve looked at our menu, you’ll know that it most certainly can: Baileys’s and Buttons; Bailey’s and Milky Bar; Rum and chocolate; and Grand Marnier are all there to be tested, tasted and tried again. It is the ultimate combination: alcohol, sugar and food, all in one go.
And if that isn’t guaranteed to increase wedding day excitement, we don’t know what is.