Planning Your Wedding Menu

People love food. There is simply no way around this fact. That’s why when planning your wedding, you will quickly find that planning the menu is one of the biggest and most important tasks on your to-do list.

There are a few key things you can do to ensure your wedding menu is a hit with all your hungry guests.

The Budget

The first step to planning a wedding menu is to establish your budget. Feeding your wedding party and guests will be one of the biggest budget items you have. You won’t be able to move forward with any planning until you have a budget created.


Once you have the budget, you’ll likely be eager to jump into picking a caterer and food items.

But before we get there, you’ll need to sort out a few more items, like the venue.

Knowing the location of your wedding is important when choosing which caterer you would like to use. Some venues even have specific caterers you must use.

You also need to know a rough estimate of the number of guests you will be serving. This will help you decide what style service you want and ties back into the whole budget thing we talked about earlier.

The Details

Once you have all the big ideas figured out such as the budget, number, and venue, you can focus on the fun part, the details.

You may want to pick an overall theme or style for your wedding menu. Take this opportunity to make it personal to you. Maybe you want your wedding menu to reflect your favorite trip to Italy where he proposed, italian food it is. Maybe you live on a ranch and want a barn wedding with BBQ. Whatever your style may be, Rudy’s Smokehouse Catering can help you create a wedding menu to reflect your individual story!

Consider us your catering consultants, helping you determine how much food you need and what the portions look like. With Rudy’s at your side, planning your wedding meal becomes a lot easier.

Catering services for weddings should be all about creating a memorable meal and experience for your guests, but also for you, as the bride and groom, every step of the way!


True barbeque as practiced in the American South has 4
main ingredients- quality meats, low temperatures, wood
burning for flavor enhancement, and lots and lots of
patience, which is exactly what we do here at Rudy’s
All Glory be to God!