With so much innovative and alternative inspiration for wedding catering options, couples are opting for new food ideas. Whether you are planning a classically elegant extravaganza, a city-chic celebration, an upbeat bohemian bash, or something different again, incorporating interesting and delicious food into your wedding will make your day all the more memorable.
From sharing platters and interactive food stations to food trucks and midnight comfort snacks, I have rounded up some culinary inspiration to tempt your taste buds and inspire your wedding catering options.
Unique Food Installations
Arty food displays are the next big thing! Combining creativity and culinary can only lead to, well, incredible food and amazing displays to add that wow factor to your wedding! Think cookie walls, suspended antipasti stations, doughnut towers, creative crostini spreads and more…
From vintage ice cream vans to mobile burrito bars, food trucks offer your guests a unique experience with food. There are lots of different options for food trucks, from converted campers to classic carts. Not only are they a cost-effective catering choice, but they serve both style and practicality!
Interactive Food Stations
Want your guests mingling and having fun with their food? Then an interactive food station is the ideal catering option for your reception! From ‘Pimp Your Cupcake’ to ‘Create Your Own Crostini’ bars, there is so much creative culinary inspiration out there (well, mostly on Pinterest, of course!) be it savoury family-style finger food or sweet sugary treats! Take a look at our favourite fun food ideas.
Sangria cocktail stations? Rustic, wooden craft beer bars? Flavoured lemonades served in mason jars? Yes! Get creative with your drinks and serve your beverages in style! Adorn your drinks station with decorations that are unique to your wedding style… If you have a rustic, woodland kind of wedding, why not have a hot chocolate bar with giant marshmallows and whipped cream served in jam jars for an authentic feel…
Comfort foods are becoming more and more popular for late evening snacks and even during the drinks reception (presented nicely as canapés) to show off the couples favourite foods, making it very personal to them. From hog roasts to gourmet burgers, pizza bars and tomato soup shots, why not give your guests scrumptious food that they’ll really appreciate after a few drinks!
There are more and more morning and day time weddings trending, especially as they are usually cheaper. Brunch weddings are becoming popular, with omelette and cereal stations, mimosa bars and bloody marys being served. We love the idea of getting married outdoors on a summer’s morning, having brunch with close friends and family – the ideal wedding for smaller and more intimate weddings. And, of course, the pancake wedding cake must make an appearance!
A cheese wedding cake makes a quirky alternative to an actual wedding cake and looks stunning adorned with grapes, figs and florals! For a more rustic foodie feel, place your ‘cheese cake’ on a giant wooden tree stump and decorate with sprigs of greenery and berries. If you want a proper wedding cake, then why not serve the cheese cake as a chic late night snack. Or if you love cheese but don’t fancy it as your wedding cake, create an interactive cheese board station, where you can enjoy your favourite cheeses and snacks!
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