Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wedding Food Trends

When it comes to food, there are several options to choose from to make your day special. The first step is to choose what style of meal you will serve - a seated meal, a buffet, heavy hors d'oeuvres, etc. After that decision has been made, it's time to start thinking about the menu. This can be tricky and somewhat stressful while you attempt to please everyone on your guest list.
Keep in mind if any of your guests has a food allergy or a dietary limitation, like vegetarians. If you are having a buffet or appetizers, just choose a couple items that will be filling and delicious for your more picky eaters. Keep your personal preferences in mind, as well as the majority of your guests, while choosing your menu - if there are going to be a lot of children at the wedding, make sure that the food they have to choose from will be appetizing for them; if most of your guests grew up in the South, opt for a more "home-cooked" feel instead of sushi or caviar.

The following are some hot trends in wedding foods that brides are just eating up!

A lot of couples right now are choosing to replace a meal with cocktails and appetizers. Side note - be sure to inform your guests before the wedding day so that they won't show up hungry and be expecting a large meal.

Take a new spin on an old classic by serving pretty much any dish in miniature portions. Try tiny cheeseburger sliders, soup shots, one-bite nachos or Asian dumplings.
Having some kind of dessert station at your reception is a big hit. Think about having a candy bar or a build-your-own-sundae station.

Many couples are taking the more health-conscience and/or organic approach when deciding on a wedding menu. A sushi station is a more expensive option, but offers a delectable and impressive option to your guests.

Serving a late-night snack at the end of your reception is a fun way to surprise your guests and keep the party going. You might want to offer up a childhood favorite like pizza, hot dogs or popcorn; or go for something like milk and cookies - the perfect pre-bedtime snack.