Stage 5: The yummy stuff

A word of warning for this stage of your Ibiza wedding planning process – despite the fact you may be halfway through your diet and exercise plan, you’ve got to put it on hold for the duration of menu, cocktail and cake tastings! That’s right, dear brides-and-grooms-to-be, it’s time for the yummy stuff!

About six months before the wedding (on average), you’ll be knee deep in planning your dream menu for the wedding meal. Whether you’ve opted for a three course sit-down formal meal, a gourmet buffet, a stand-up canapé feast or a casual barbeque, one thing’s for sure – you want to make sure it’s delicious! Another visit to the island is usually in order at about this stage, to ‘try before you buy’, so to speak!

They say the second thing people really remember about a wedding (after the bride’s dress of course) is the food, and Ibiza boasts some world class wedding caterers that will have your guests talking for years to come.

Cardamom Events boast a professional in-house catering service, experts at designing delectable menus, whether a stand-up canapé party or full-scale sit-down affair for 300. Dishes can be designed to suit your personal tastes, and chef Craig Colligan knows his cuisine like a five-star world tour, with an international selection crossing Vietnam, Thailand, England, Greece and Spain. The global tour doesn’t stop there, with deluxe Asian plated meals, authentic Indian buffets, Middle Eastern menus, Spanish tapas buffets and much more.

Another thing ‘they’ notoriously say, is that all the action (excepting the newlyweds of course) at a wedding takes place at the bar, which is why it’s imperative to call in the professionals. The Bar Ibiza is a professional mobile bar service, who can assist with every step of your wedding beverage needs, from the perfect wine list and custom designed cocktails to waiter service and even morning after hangover cures should you require!

After eating and drinking to your heart’s content, it’s time to have your cake and eat it too. Cardamom Events main man Craig Colligan also happens to be Ibiza’s specialist when it comes to wedding cakes – see a gallery of his work here – and his talents know no boundaries! Custom designed in every sense of the word, from flavours, colours, shape, size and décor, Craig’s bespoke wedding cakes are the highlight of many an Ibiza wedding.

Choose from multiple tier or cupcake towers, flavours such as vanilla bean sponge, lime and coconut, mocha coffee, lemon, white chocolate cheesecake, passionfruit or apple and cinammon (and that’s just to name a few) and gorgeous presentation such as pyramid stands, fresh flower toppings or fruit, ribbon and of course the traditional bride and groom statues for the perfect way to top off your perfect day.

Just remember to wear loose clothing on the day of your tastings!