Guests will always remember the food you serve at your wedding. Refreshments leave a long, lasting impression because everyone loves to eat! Here are 10 food and beverage trends for 2017 that will jazz up your wedding.
1. Food on wheels: Food trucks are interactive, economical, and they are a great, new experience for guests.
2. Signature Cocktails: You can get as creative as you want with drinks, add a special drink to the menu, and it can be cost-friendly.
Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers planned a wedding that offered a pear lemon fizzy and a grape elderflower fizzy.
3. Breakfast food: People love breakfast for dinner! Serve pancakes, waffles, eggs, or other breakfast foods. Midmorning ceremonies are less expensive than ceremonies in the evening which would make breakfast food appropriate to serve.
4. Minis: Small is the new big. Eating bite sized food is more eye appealing to guests. Sometimes portions can be too much for people so this allows portion control without being obvious.
Mini milkshakes were served at a Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers’ Wedding.
5. Food Stations: Stations can include food stations, action stations, or do it yourself (DIY) stations. You can have multiple food stations throughout your venue with different kinds of food. Action stations utilize a chef standing behind a table who cooks the food in front of guests. People love to watch their food being made! DIY stations are interactive and fun. Who doesn’t like to choose their food and customize it for themselves?
“Ice Cream Toppings Galore on our Carnival Cruise” by Nick Gray is licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0
6. Replace the Cake: Spice up your wedding cake with any kind of dessert that is shaped like a cake or an inside out cake.
7. Eliminate Silverware: You save waste and/or water. You don’t necessarily need to have finger foods, but you can play around on how foods are consumed.
8. Farm-to-Table: These foods are fresh and local. The term “farm-to-table” describes food that is grown on a farm and goes directly to the table to be served. The dishes are served as simple as possible in order to retain the tasty, original flavor from the food.
9. Dessert Table: Rather than having wedding cake as your only dessert, you can fill a table with other sweets!
Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers had a bride and groom that
wanted a cake and a candy bar.
Cannolis were served at a Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers’ Wedding.
10. Late Night Snacks: Guests build up an appetite after dancing the night away and what better to satisfy that hunger with a late night snack?
Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers planned a wedding where pretzels
were offered as a late night snack.