Wedding Food Trends
Over the years, weddings have blossomed into extraordinary social celebrations, filled with interesting twists on decorations, ceremonies, reception styles, games, and even cuisine and serving methods. As time goes by, trends fade so new ones can rise to the top. This year, you will be seeing many versatile food displays, catering variations, and special touches sweeping across every sort of wedding menu.
One rising trend among all wedding planners is portable food stations. Taco trucks, pizza booths, and ice cream carts are a few fun, inviting ways to feed your guests. Carnival food, such as cotton candy and corndogs, is another suggestion-ideal for couples looking to stand out and save some money.
The notion of cutting silverware from the budget and having all cuisine served on skewers and toothpicks is another rising trend. Not only does it create a sense of jovial serendipity at any reception, it makes for a much easier cleanup.
People love a vintage theme, especially when it includes the food and serving style. Unlock your inner flapper and dive into a Gatsby themed dinner presentation. Serving champagne in mason jars or antique glassware for instance, adds a touch of regality you can’t find just anywhere. Guests love this kind of affair befitting tea sandwiches and shrimp cocktail appetizers. Think a champagne fountain and chocolate dipped cherries. Everyone will be kicking up their heels once you create an atmosphere reflecting the roaring twenties.
Snacks and Minis
Serving small morsels of delicious cuisine is an ideal way to maintain energy levels at your reception. Provide guests with after dinner, post-dance snacks like milk and cookies, s’mores, mini donuts with coffee, fries, or popcorn and cola.
Turning your dinner into a Minis-only party is another wedding food trend rising in popularity. You can serve little soup shooters with crackers and small sandwiches, bite size tacos, and macaroons or chocolate covered fruit pieces for dessert. This is a good way to satisfy your guests’ hunger without offering too much at once which might bog them down. A mini buffet is great for summer weddings, too, when the heat discourages heavy meals.
Pick a Theme
Don’t be afraid to theme your menu. Maybe you want every dish to have a pretzel element, or maybe you want an all-vegetarian menu. Perhaps you want to serve breakfast for dinner. DIY menus are also popular, because they allow guests to get creative. Whatever comes to mind, don’t be afraid, because themed menus are on the rise in 2017.
Finally, up your cocktail game with a mixologist who can create specialty drinks! This will add a lovely touch to any reception and your guests will have fun trying out new combinations!