Should I Have a Separate Children's Menu at My Wedding?

Etiquette, Food & Drink
flower girls at a rustic backyard wedding

Photo: Lisa Lefkowitz

Planning on inviting children other than your flower girl or ring bearer to your wedding? You may want to consider a special kid's menu. Which options will your younger guests will enjoy the most? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your catering questions in our daily post.

What do we need to think about when serving children? Should they get a separate menu?

"Children are guests, too!," says Charlie Palmer, chef at New York City's Metrazur, Aureole and Asta restaurants. "I think that it's worth the extra time and effort to cater to their needs. Let your caterer whip up a few simple dishes that young palates will love, but can still be formal, like a simple soup (hold the spices!), a delicious four-cheese ravioli for the main course, and ice cream for dessert."

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