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Big day know-how


Big day know-how


Whether you want to add a personal touch to your sit-down meal or build a sumptuous buffet for your big day, discover delicious solutions for your wedding breakfast here


Keep it simple

The wedding breakfast is one of the parts of the day guests most look forward to – and one you’re going to want to savour, as you’ll be on your feet the rest of the time. When planning your menu, stick to a few key rules: keep it seasonal, simple and chic – while it might sound like a fabulous idea, trying to serve up 100 soufflés on a summer afternoon just isn’t practical. Instead, choose easy-to-prepare dishes that never go out of style, like a starter of top-quality cured ham with shavings of parmesan, accompanied by seasonal fruit.

Opt for layered white plates so your food will sing and add pretty personal touches like vintage jugs of dressing for salads and hand-written name cards. Don’t forget the favours – those are the little finishing touches that guests will remember.

Create a fabulous feast

Build a bountiful buffet

If a formal, sit-down meal isn’t on your wedding wish list, keep things casual with a buffet packed with tempting treats. You can have individual tables or stands that are themed, like a cheese station or dessert table so guests can keep coming back for more.

Our online Food to Order service offers the top quality you’d expect from M&S food without the fuss of your venue preparing everything from scratch.

Pick from an array of big day-ready options, from a luxury canapé selection of mini bites topped with tasty morsels like brie and cranberry or Lochmuir smoked salmon and cream cheese to mini seafood shells – the perfect accompaniment to that first glass of champagne. Stock up on crowd-pleasing bites like mini hots dogs and burgers for the evening guests to snack on.

Brilliant buffet food

Don’t forget the wine

Picking the wine for a wedding can sometimes feel a little daunting, but it doesn’t have to. Stick to a white and red that match your menu and some premium fizz for the toasts. Always remember the golden rule: if you don’t like it, there’s no point in ordering it – pick wine that you think is delicious. After all, it’s your day.

For chicken or seafood: We love this bone-dry Macon Villages chardonnay from Burgundy – it’s great with creamy fish dishes and roasted or grilled poultry.

For lamb or beef: A mellow rioja like Marquès del Romeral Reserva pairs well with red meat and game dishes.

For the toast: Bring on the fizz! It doesn’t have to be champagne, of course. As an alternative, try our crisp, lemony prosecco. It goes with everything – even the cake.

10 wedding wines to wow