Is “Tasty Wedding Food” An Oxymoron?

Wedding season is basically upon us, and do you know what that means? Besides requiring me to purchase gifts I don’t understand (Does anyone need a tureen?), attending a wedding means I won’t be eating. This is not the result of an eating disorder or attempts to squeeze into dresses. When I get a wedding invitation and am asked to check a box — chicken, beef, or fish — I can’t, because I don’t eat any of those things. I went to a wedding last year where they only served roast beef. Everyone at my table (mostly strange, single men) asked me why I wasn’t eating. I said I was getting over the flu. Needless to say, no one asked me to dance. Fortunately, I don’t go to weddings for food or men.However, that wedding may be the last I go to where mediocre food is served. According to an article from The Courier Mail, an Australian paper, the food at weddings is getting better! Couples want their food to be as good as what you eat at restaurants (presumably not Applebee’s), and decorations have been downsized so that food can get a great portion of the budget.

This begs the question: What do you want the food at your wedding to be like? My father used to say I would have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches of the gourmet variety at mine. []