What is an amazing party without incredible food? A wedding menu that’s cool and creative and will have guests buzzing about its greatness long after the day is essential for many couples. Wedding food is no longer just about how things taste, but people’s experiences interacting with it. It’s also one of the most personal details of a wedding day with couples wanting menus to reflect them, what they love, and want to share with the most special people in their lives. Let’s also not forget food and drink are also where the largest chunk of wedding planning dollars are spent!
Just as the pandemic has impacted the size and scope of weddings, it has also changed menu planning. As food stations and family style meals are off the table, there’s been a return to a more formal serving style, but that doesn’t mean food options are limited or boring.
Below, read up on four of the biggest trends currently happening in wedding food and drink
The COVID-era has brought plated meal service back to weddings—not only is it the safest service style but it’s also a perfect match for tiny curated micro-weddings. Creating a multi-course wedding menu allows you to have fun with your food and treat your guests to some super-customized dishes that you dream up with your caterer. You can make your wedding meal as indulgent or as simple as you like depending on the number of courses you choose for it. Make the meal a total foodie experience by including wine flights as part of the package.
Cocktails With A Twist
Having a personalized drink as part of your wedding menu has been happening for years, but there a few new and fun ways to kick your spirits. Offering a few bespoke drinks and mocktail options takes your celebration personalization level up. These are best served as guests arrive before dinner. Also consider having a bar cart on site during the reception which guests can visit for an interactive cocktail experience. If you are having an outdoor wedding, having a funky mobile bar service on site is a fun experience your guests will absolutely love
Mini Snack Boards & Food Stations
Since you can’t have passed canapes during cocktail hour, create some beautiful little food indulgences for guests to enjoy. Beautifully presented mini charcuterie boards will be a huge hit, as will tiny plated treats served at chef stations. This is a cool and creative way to incorporate different food styles and flavours from your cultural backgrounds into your day.
Sustainable Food Choices
This is a big one for so many couples and it’s never been easier to make happen. Work with your caterer to source local products that are in season and create a wonderfully inspired menu with them. Your caterer will have a comprehensive understanding of food seasonality so when you begin working together let them know what’s important to you and they work their magic to make it happen for you.
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