There are so many ways to get creative with the food and bev being served at your wedding! Keep scrolling to get ideas for each course.
Trend alert! Welcome cocktails are all the rage right now. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be greeted with a refreshing cocktail upon arrival?! The key with these, we think, is to display them in a way that is both inviting and festive! Ideas include a champagne wall or tower, a mobile bar cart or a chic shelving unit. Oh, and don’t forget to play it up with custom signage.
Passed crab cakes and fruit and cheese grazing tables, while delicious, are overdone. Surprise your guests with apps they’ve never seen at an event such soup and sammy shooters, fried mac n’ cheese lollipops or mini lobster rolls! If you’re set on providing crowd favorites such as charcuterie (it’s ok, we love it too!), opt for a more creative serving style: individual cones, mini boards, parfait style, on a fork or in a spoon.
Again, don’t feel the need to provide a chicken option unless you want to. Casual meals such as pizza, tacos and brunch are more fun and a great option for stretching your budget! You can always request a custom-curated menu from your caterer!
The possibilities for wedding bevys are endless! If you’re planning to do specialty cocktails, you’ll definitely want to come up with unique names for them. Regardless of the drinks you choose to serve, give some thought to dressing them up with fun elements such as popsicles, edible flowers or fruit filled ice cubes.
This is where it really gets fun! Why limit yourself to just cake? Why not get a small cutting cake along with an assortment of treats that everyone will enjoy (think doughnuts, mini pies, cookies and milk, rice krispies, pop tarts, etc.)? Heck, why not ditch the traditional cake altogether and go with a macaron cake or cake pops instead? Do what makes you happy on this one.
Don’t stop at cocktails. Provide intriguing drinks options that both kids and adults can enjoy! One of our personal favorites is a cocoa bomb station but we’ve also seen decked out coffee bars and mocktail displays.
Last but not least – late night snacks! No need to get fancy with these. Simply provide warm pretzels, popcorn, fries, nachos or churros and we promise your guests will thank you! Oh, and you’ll appreciate it too.
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