My wedding report: Afro-Caribbean wedding food

One of the most important parts of the wedding for the Mr and I was the food. The Mr was pretty laid-back about the details of the wedding and happy to leave the majority of it up to me (uh hem!).

One of the only elements that he felt particularly strongly about was the food, as he wanted to have West Indian food. It was also a nice way to recognise our Afro-Caribbean heritage.

We debated for ages about which caterer to go with and whether to have a buffet or a sit down meal; this debate went on for a good 2-3 months, and after numerous tastings, visits and phone calls we decided to go with Earlybird.

Wedding Breakfast Menu

Food Glorious Food During the drinks reception we had canapés of mini patties and rum and fruit punch, this was followed by a sit -down 2 course main meal where we had 3 options for our guests to choose from, meat, fish and vegetarian.

We really wanted to include a good few options for the evening buffet and give our guests (especially those who had not had Caribbean food before) the chance to sample a variety of dishes. So curried mutton, fried chicken, fried fish, macaroni cheese, rice & peas, coleslaw, mixed salad and home made bread all made an appearance in the evening buffet.

I'd love to hear about your food experiences, which caterers did use, did you have food which represented your culture?

Take a look at my list of African/Caribbean wedding caterers here.