So when we booked our wedding, being foodies, we couldn't wait to pick the menu. But, because our venue only use seasonal ingredients, we could only choose our menu 6 weeks before the wedding!
So the date finally came and we went to try some dishes so we could pick our favourites. It might sound easy, but it's not. What you have to bear in mind isn't just 'do I like this' it's - will my guests like this. Don't forget, probably the most costly part of your wedding is feeding your guests, so you don't want a load of uneaten meals going into the bin. Now, because our wedding was small, I knew what our guests liked to eat and what they didn't, so luckily it was empty plates all around.
When your looking at venues (prior to booking) its a good idea to ask for a sample menu, just so you can get an idea of the type of food they do - you don't want to book it then find there is nothing on the menu that you'd like. Also, check that will cater for the needs of any guests with certain dietary or allergy requirements.
Hope this helps!
Any questions, just ask.