Wedding Day Checklist: How to Handle Wedding Food Leftovers

Birchwoods Banquet FacilityWeddings mean wedding receptions. Wedding receptions mean food. Lots of food. There's a reason we've all seen the words "wedding" and "feast" next to each other. Yet sometimes there's just too much food.

So what do you do with all the leftovers?

There will almost certainly be leftover wedding cake. No matter how many guests there are at a wedding, there is always leftover wedding cake. This brings us to the whole "save the top tier of the wedding cake then share it on your first wedding anniversary" thing. The top tier is considered the lucky tier. It's meant to be shared one year after the wedding, presumably between the spouses of said wedding. The rest of the leftover cake can be split up among family and friends to be enjoyed at their leisure. If you just want to be done with the leftover wedding cake, you can serve it at the day-after-the-wedding brunch. That should take care of the cake leftovers. Very few people in current society will turn down free cake, even if they had cake the night before at the wedding reception.

In terms of food that is not cake, it also can be saved. Large dishes of food can be refrigerated and served at a later time. This is especially true of pasta dishes. It's less true of fish dishes. Leftover fish does not travel well.

Don't forget about the wine.If your wedding reception facility allows it, re-cork some of that unused wine and save it for a special occasion. Use your own personal judgment to determine what constitutes a special occasion.