When planning a Nigerian wedding, one of the essential things to really work on is catering.
Food is a must-have for any Nigerian wedding, which is the more reason you should plan with your caterer on the best food choices.
In most Nigerian cultures, weddings are an all-day event, and as such, your guests need to have something good and delicious to eat to keep the party going.
The kind of food you serve your guests depends on what you want them to enjoy on your wedding day, and the choices are endless.
The food you serve can make or break your wedding, so make sure you get the best caterer who will handle the food.
Three categories of food are suggested for a full day wedding ceremony to cater for your guests.
The suggested three categories of Nigerian wedding menus are small chops, the main course, and desserts. But you can also serve your guests other menu options like the Buka-street food styles and local traditional foods.
Small Chops should be served at the start of your wedding reception. Small Chops are usually finger foods made of two, three, or more combinations of foods like:
- Fish Rolls
- Spring Rolls
- Mini beef kebab
- Mini Pepper Meat or Chicken
- Mini Meat Pie
- Suya Meat
- Gizzard & Dodo
- French Fries
- Smoked Skewed Shrimps
- Seasoned Gizzard
- Meat skewers etc.
The Main Course should follow after small chops. Make sure your caterer knows the number of guests who will be present at the wedding ceremony.
The main course is the main menu of the day, made up of rice and served with other food varieties like:
- Jollof Rice
- Fried Plantains
- Vegetable Fried Rice
- Baked & Fried Chicken
- Coleslaw with Fried Plantains
- Grilled Salmon
- Fried & Baked Turkey
- Fried Fish Coated with Pepper Stew
- Fried Goat Meat
- Moin-Moin (Steamed Bean Pudding)
- Fried Yam with Stew
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Mixed Vegetables
- Assortments of Garden & Caesar Salads
The options are endless for the dessert and it includes what you can offer your guests. The possibilities include the following:
- Some portion of their wedding cake,
- Fruit Salads Station
- Ice Cream Bar
- Assortments of Candies
- Small Doughnuts, etc.
In addition to the above mentioned, local traditional foods and Buka-street food styles are not compulsory menus for weddings, but you can also serve your guests these fan-favourite Buka and local appetizing choices such as:
- Pounded Yam/Farina with Egusi or Vegetable soup
- Goat Pepper Soup
- Fish Pepper Soup
- Boiled Corn and Ube
- Yam Porridge
- Sautee Pepper Snails
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