When choosing items for your wedding menu, here is a list of guaranteed crowd-pleasers for any style of wedding. The golden rule when feeding your guests (especially if there are a lot of them) is to remember that ‘less is more’. Simple ingredients, a choice of at least one fish, meat and vegetarian option, and traditional flavour combinations. Likewise with drinks; soft and alcoholic.

Mini Yorkshire Puddings with Rare Roast Beef

The following 15 items are my top sellers year after year – they always go down a storm…

Canapés

1. Mini chorizo sausages or the humble cocktail sausage, with honey and mustard sauce

2. Mini Yorkshire puddings with rare roast beef (pictured)

3. Mini bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese

4. King prawn tempura with chilli dipping sauce

5. Tiny caramelised red onion and feta tortes

Mains

6. Seared fillet of beef on rosti potatoes, with wild mushrooms, creamed spinach and a rich beef jus

7. Breast of chicken marinated in lemon and thyme, olive oil mash and roasted vegetables

8. Seared scallops on cauliflower puree with prosciutto wafers

Desserts

9. Molten chocolate fondant with vanilla mascarpone and black cherries

10. Tart au citron with summer berries – one can never tire of eating this simple, delightful combo

Drinks

11. Champagne – ice cold served in a frosty glass

12. Prosecco – this has been hot on the tail of fizz for the last ten years; it’s lovely as a Bellini with fresh white peach juice

13. Pimm’s – with masses of fruit, cucumber ribbons and mint; if only one could predict the sun to go with it

14. Homemade cloudy lemonade

15. Ice cold Peronis – for the boys

Guest post by Julie Gray of Bovingdons

Image from Bovingdons