Wedding Food Blues

Slate has a great piece up about the generally appalling state of food at wedding receptions. Author Regina Schrambling claims that the challenges of cooking in quantity, locations that come with attached caterers, and fear of offending those with dietary restrictions conspire to make wedding food rarely “anything better than forgettable.” Although we have not yet reached the stage of our life where we have to attend peers’ weddings on a regular basis, from our limited wedding-guest experience, we must concur with Schrambling. We can’t help but wonder: does it have to be like this? Must wedding food be mediocre at best?

Perhaps not. According to two Chowhound threads on the topic, the Boston area actually has some pretty good wedding food options. Both UpStairs on the Square and Hampshire House were mentioned as providing good noshing, while Tables of Content was cited as being a particularly strong standalone catering company. Personally, if we were getting married and had some cash, we’d go with one of the cake makers recently profiled in the Globe. Really, on your wedding day, shouldn’t the food be just as important as the dress? We certainly think so.

Why is the Food at Weddings So Bad? [Slate]
Wedding reception with great food? [Chowhound]
Best Wedding Caterer? [Chowhound]
Tiers of Joy [Boston Globe]

Wedding Food Blues