While brides spend hours perseverating over details pertaining to stationary, favors and invitation fonts, it’s the food that your guests will truly remember when the sun sets on your wedding day. And the food memories start the second after you say “I do” — at cocktail hour.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing what you’ll serve for passed hors d’oeuvres. After all, you need to have variety and vegetarian options, while ensuring the fare is widely liked, bite size, finger friendly and relatively easy to eat. Perhaps the most important piece of advice we can offer when selecting your nosh is to turn to what you as a couple truly enjoy. Do you love BBQ? What about Mexican? If you’re more casual, down-home eaters, then steer clear of frou-frou foie gras or pickled quail eggs. Also, look to your wedding theme for inspiration. If you plan to tie the knot in brisk November, a chilled gazpacho shooter is amiss. Think hot meatballs, warm soup shots, etc.
Here are numerous nibbles that are sure to be a home run during your cocktail hour — some classics, some modern twists, all a hit.