As professional crêpe caterers, we’ve been to more weddings over the years than we can remember. We’ve seen every different style of wedding, from ultra-modern, to rustic, to vintage, to festival-style. But one thing they all have in common is catering – if you are inviting your friends and family to your big day, well, you’ve got to feed them.
The food is a very, very important part of a wedding. Everyone will leave your wedding with an overall impression of the day and a large part of that is how the food measured up.
At a typical wedding, guests will eat: immediately following the ceremony (often canapés, but crêpes are an excellent and memorable alternative); the formal wedding breakfast; and evening snack. But even with this in mind, what we have found is that guests are usually extremely hungry throughout the day. Canapés are literally bite-sized. Main meals are usually (but not always) less-than-substantial. And by the time the evening food comes along, most guests have had a few drinks and are absolutely ravenous!
In our experience, guests welcome the opportunity of choosing something to help them get through the day. Crêpes instead of canapés works extremely well. Guests get to choose from a selection of 20 flavours and can opt for something light (sugar & lemon, the classic crêpe) or something more heavy-duty – cheese & ham with chilli and pepper. Often, guests will return for more. I always suspect that these are seasoned wedding-guests who know it’s a good idea to fill-up at every opportunity!
Wedding breakfasts come in various styles, from formal to casual. Offering crêpes to your guests as a dessert option makes a lot of sense. Again, guests can choose from 20 different flavours, (and we know from experience that guests love this aspect of having a mobile crêperie) and your 80-year old maiden Aunt can share a sugar & lemon one with her (even older) friend, whilst your (new) husband’s friends from the rugby club can go for Rum and chocolate with extra banana. The flexibility of crêpes at a wedding is a major advantage.
As for crêpes as an evening food option – that deserves an entire blog post of it’s own.