Planning a wedding and need some fresh ideas on what to serve at your reception? Look no further – we found delicious treats that go above and beyond your traditional wedding reception food.
Wedding reception food livened up
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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