When planning a wedding, ensuring that your guests have a fabulous experience is often a topic of concern for brides. From decor to DJs, various details add to the environment and contribute to a memorable affair. One aspect that everyone will surely talk about is food. Here are three of the hottest wedding food trends for 2019.
Adding personal touches related to the bride and groom is one way to distinguish your wedding from all others. If the bride is southern, Low Country Catering recommends a full BBQ spread to celebrate her upbringing, including pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, baked beans, and jackfruit. You can also incorporate homages to each other’s hometowns by offering wines or cocktails featuring products from where you grow up. For example, you can create a custom cocktail using tupelo honey, or a beer michelada with a hint of Creole seasoning added to the glass.
Having an assortment of heavy hors d’oeuvres in lieu of a formal sit-down dinner allows people to continuously chat and mingle throughout the evening. Consider offering an array of finger foods featuring modern takes on the bride and groom’s favorite cuisines. A variety of small bites also allows each guest to pick and choose what to indulge in, saving you the trouble of coordinating meal choices and monitoring dietary restrictions. Informal dinners help keep the tone of the event lighthearted and fun, allowing guests to enjoy each other’s company and camaraderie.
One way for guests to interact during dinner at your wedding reception is to offer one or two “build your own” stations. The Wedding Shoppe has a great list of ideas including a build-your-own pizza bar and a sno cone station. Whether it is a baked potato bar or a dessert station, the possibilities are endless in what you can incorporate to personalize your event.
For example, if you’re hosting a tropical themed wedding, consider offering a build your own coconut beverage bar complete with chilled coconuts and an assortment of toppings and liquor such as limes, fresh mint, white rum and tiny cocktail umbrellas to top it all off. For savory foods, try a veggie kabob bar or a taco station where guests can create their own plates to suit his or her individual needs.
Every wedding is a special event for the bride, groom, and their family and friends. In many ways, the reception is the opportunity for the couple to express their gratitude for the impact that each guest in attendance has brought to their lives.
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