Are you serving up a beautiful spread of fancy foods at your wedding reception? Or are you going to serve pass-around pick-ups instead? A big expense and big part of the wedding day planning has to do with the food. Guests look forward to it and it helps to transform an average party into a celebration to remember. The first line of business when deciding on your food situation is how you’ll be serving up the goodies. From buffets to bars, we’re here to share 5 ways to treat your guests in style. Let’s take a look!
Sit Down Meals
Gather your family and friends and have them feel like kings and queens as their meals are served course by course. A personal favorite choice of my own, we love the lavish feel of this type of meal. From salads to extra petite desserts, your loved ones won’t have to lift a finger … unless it’s their fork.
You can also tweak the whole “sit-down” dinner theme and have their courses served family style. This is an especially great idea when serving up ethnic foods like Italian or Asian cuisines. Big bowls of pastas and fresh rolls to go around, your guests will be forced to break the ice and mingle!
Round up your main dishes and sides and have your guests self-serve. They can get as much or as little as they’d like, and a lot of times it’s a bit more inexpensive for your budgeting purposes. This is a great choice when you’re doing traditional t foods like chicken and beef with the usual sides: potatoes, mac and cheese, veggies and even a tossed salad.
A big trend in the wedding world: food bars! Whether you add this fun little addition to your sit-down meal, cocktail hour or buffet, it’ll be a hit for every guests. From mashed potatoes to s’mores, have your guests get creative with their toppings and “create” their own scrumptious treat.
Hors d’oeuvres Only
If you’re looking for a way to budget the big day or you’ve decided on an afternoon affair, you may want to try an appetizer only celebration. Have some tasty treats passed around throughout all the dancing. The best part about this option is the variety, you can be super creative and mix and match a variety of flavors with ease!