Wedding food has changed a lot over the years. This could be due to Instagram or Pinterest or just simply because people are moving away from traditional wedding breakfasts. It’s now the in thing to have something cool and unique for your wedding food, and guests love it too. The following are some great suggestions for alternative wedding foods if you want to break away from the norm.
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A barbecue is a great alternative to the traditional sit-down meal, particularly if you’re having an outdoor or a garden wedding. It’s a simple but effective option for those planning a ‘do it yourself’ wedding, with some healthy barbecue options available too. It means people can help themselves and you can treat your guests to some really tasty food, without the expense of a multiple course meal. It’s a good chance for your guests to mingle too rather than being sat on a table with the same people throughout the wedding.
Is it possible to have too much food at a wedding? Sometimes it is, which can be wasteful regarding both money and food waste. If guests are being fed regularly throughout the day, afternoon tea could be a lighter alternative to a heavier wedding breakfast. Finger sandwiches, snacks and cakes may not seem like a lot, but the afternoon tea experience will be different to anything else they’ve had at a wedding, and the setup will be gorgeous too.
If you love a food truck, why not bring some to your wedding? Food trucks are a great idea for weddings, especially for your evening guests and your choice of food could be something that is meaningful to you and your partner. A food truck is another great affordable option too, with the cost of hiring and supplying the food far less than traditional caterers. If you’re having a lot of guests, you may need more than one to make sure that they aren’t left queuing for hours to be fed. You’ll need some good lighting for your food truck area to make sure guests can find their way (as well as ensure excellent photos) which you can find online at places like sourceme, as well as details of local food trucks and other catering supplies for your big day.
Another trend that is proving popular at the moment is to have a wedding cake made of cheese that is then served to guests instead of an evening buffet. So much wedding cake is wasted with guests not eating it, but cheese has a different appeal, and when laid out with crackers, chutneys, jams, fruit and salads, you’ve got everything you need for your guests to enjoy. A cheese wedding cake looks great in photos too and can be decorated with flowers and fruits like a more traditional wedding cake.
Food is a key part of a wedding, and while finding the right fit for you can take a lot of planning, it can be a lot of fun too. You can find inspiration for alternative wedding food online, with ways to make it affordable and stylish. Enjoy sampling all of those tasty dishes as you make the right choice for you and your partner for your big day.