Food has always played an important role in some of our greatest moments in life, right? No matter the situation, food is there; when you see an old friend, when your family gets together, on a first date and, well, basically in every special moment of your life! Your wedding can’t be left out of this list —for obvious reasons.
If choosing the wedding reception arrangements is a hard task, choosing the food can be a colossal one. Luckily for you, times change, and nowadays there are a lot more options you can take into consideration, and that aren’t the traditional served wedding dinner.
Whether it is a food bar, a buffet, or a food truck! You can easily make your guests happy without spending tons of money or by hiring a huge catering service.
Here are some wedding reception ideas you can get inspiration from and make it a less stressful experience in general
The Smorgasbord: Buffet-Style
The Swedish word smorgasbord consists of the words smörgås, which means sandwich or open-faced, and the word bord (table), something that basically describes what we now know as a buffet, where we have the freedom of eating as much food as we can.
This is a classic option to satisfy guests and even promote chatting among them, as they usually talk while serving their own plates, and yes, you get to save some money by limiting dishes options, although you should also consider if any of your guests is vegan, vegetarian, or even allergic to some ingredients.
Wedding Charcuterie and Cheese Board
This idea was at its peak of fame back in 2016, where the world of wedding organizers could not stop talking about cured or smoked meats, and how they were the “in-est” thing ever. Today the idea is still great, even if it’s been two years since the craze took over the wedding planning world.
Charcuterie tables often include meats such as lachsschinken, prosciutto, salami and soppressata. What else? Hard and soft cheeses —goat cheeses, gorgonzola, brie, and more— Fresh fruits and nuts are also a perfect compliment to this delicious food table. Bring back the hype!
Grazing table or Bagel Bar
Grazing tables can be filled with any delicious treat your mind might come up with; from fruit, to charcuterie, cheeses, all kinds of dips, vegetables, chocolate, and others.
If you feel food won’t be enough to satisfy your guests, then you can add a bagel bar. Ingredients for bagels can go from chicken to salmon, cream cheese, vegetables, and even marmalade!
Graze on delicious treats the day of your wedding and be happy!
Playing it safe can turn out to be the BEST IDEA EVER in a wedding, thus, the idea of having a pizza feast at the wedding reception is a marvelous idea more couples should dare to try, as ingredients and possibilities are infinite and vegetarian or vegan options are easier to handle when it comes to organization and flavor.
Let this savory dance liven your special day and celebrate with a slice!
Whether it is Thai, Japanese, Chinese or similar, having an Asian station at your wedding can be a wonderful idea if you and your partner happen to be enthusiasts of this type of food. Also, Asian cuisine has a lot of healthy options and a great variety of veggie dishes for guest exceptions. It’s also quickly prepared, so you don’t have to worry about long lines.
A Seven-Course Tasting Menu
Go big! Leave aside the three-course menu and try a whole new experience by choosing a seven-course tasting menu instead. Make your guests and family feel as if they were dining in a five star restaurant with upscale dishes, such as house-made pasta with truffles, oysters with crème fraîche, or caviar! Focus on hiring a well-known chef around your area and go crazy with fancy ideas. I mean, if you’re already on the boat of a seven-course tasting menu, at least make it awesome, right?
Call a famous and delicious food truck and hire it to serve at your wedding! There are many great choices when it comes to food trucks, as they usually cook top-notch dishes for cheaper prices.
You can get one for food and other for drinks and desserts!