Selecting food for the wedding reception can be a headache for many would-be couples. But, not anymore! Here are a few wedding food trends to make your wedding menu unique, fun, delicious, and absolutely photogenic.
Instagram-worthy Edible Decoration
If every part of your wedding decoration becomes photogenic, why should the food be left behind? Think about adding edible decoration to your wedding food to make it instantly Instagramable. Edible flowers are the easiest and most budget-friendly option. Along with decorating your wedding cake with edible blooms, you can sprinkle them on salads, pasta, gourmet main courses, or even pop them in your cocktails. Lavender pairs perfectly with champagne cocktails, pansies can be used on savory dishes, and obviously, rose petals are great for ice cream and desserts.
Interactive Food Station
Creating an interactive dining experience for the guests is a very popular wedding trend today. It’s ideal to let your wedding guests mingle more, while they can choose and pick their favorite food items by themselves. You can set up multiple food stations with different items in your reception venue, or can simply go with one or two combined stations with a few food options. If you’re not sure what kind of food to serve on the stations, either combine various items like salad, pasta, sausages, and such, or go for something everyone will love, like pizza with different topping options.
In the global culinary scene, farm-to-table dining is a popular trend, which is gradually gaining popularity in wedding receptions, too. There’s nothing better to spoil your wedding guests than treating them with freshly prepared food. Nowadays, many restaurants offer unique and seasonally changing farm-to-table gourmet menus prepared with locally sourced produce and ingredients from organic farms. So, you’ll be serving your wedding guests the healthiest and best quality food while also helping local farmers. It’s a win-win for everyone, right?
A wedding reception can be more fun and creative if you can broaden your imagination a little bit! You can easily turn the classic dessert table into a simple yet picture-perfect alternative. Place various options of doughnuts and cronuts with colorful glazes, frostings, and sprinkles, to make your guests swoon. This beautiful doughnut table can be the ultimate attractive addition to your wedding spread. Place them on trays or pile them high on the sides of the cake by pinning them to wooden boards, so that the guests can help themselves at their will. Don’t forget to add a touch of fresh blooms or greenery.
If a rustic-style country wedding is your style, a grazing table is perfect for your reception. Ditch the traditional sit-down style dinner concept and instead encourage your wedding guests to be free and wild by choosing their food from a wide range of selections. Set up the food corner with long wooden tables with platters jam-packed with an array of fresh local delicacies like artisan cheeses, bread and charcuterie, dry or fresh figs or other stone fruits, grapes, olives, assorted nuts, home-baked pies, herb-infused olive oils, and different gourmet dips. Don’t forget to add a touch of rustic florals and ferns for decoration!