Though you and your new husband may not have time to actually sit down and savor the meal, your guests certainly will! Let's face it — for guests, one of the most memorable aspects of the wedding will be the dinner. Whether you choose to serve an elegant, formal meal or prefer buffet-style, there are plenty of affordable options and ways to spice up traditional wedding reception foods to make yours a little more unique and fun.
Typically, the cocktail hour is a reserved time for guests to wine and dine while you and your new husband, bridal party and family take photos. Cocktail hours can vary — with some being relatively simple and others more elaborate. Traditional foods served during the cocktail hour include veggies, meats, cheeses and fruits. To kick it up a notch, we recommend serving:
Whether your wedding is fancy or laid-back, a signature wedding cocktail bar is the perfect addition!
Formal dinners are the norm for traditional wedding receptions. Guests have a choice of what type of meat they'd prefer (think roasted chicken, sirloin or salmon), and it's served with one side, a house salad and fresh bread with butter. While this can be delicious, consider adding a fun twist to your meal — and saving some money — by serving one of these nontraditional dinner items:
Though sit-down meals are classy and formal, foodies will agree that nothing beats a good, well-crafted buffet. Buffets allow guests to eat as much or as little of any item they choose — and they can go back for seconds! It's time to look further than serving traditional chickens and potatoes with these wildly unique buffet ideas:
Throw in some extra creativity and add a buffet station featuring the bride and groom's favorite dishes and family recipes. This is a fun way for everyone to get a little taste of where you both came from and what you grew up eating.
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