With everyone being on trend nowadays through the influence of social media and exposure to fantastic ideas, is it enough to just have good caterers? For some the traditional three-course sit down meal is fine and a lovely option for your wedding lunch or dinner. After all good cuisine speaks for itself!
For the more experimental and quirky types however, we would like to welcome you to a plethora of aesthetically pleasing and entertaining ways to serve your food. The groom might well take an interest in this aspect of the planning too, as they say ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!’ If not for the main part of your reception then consider it as a late night option for the after-party perhaps.
From varied presentation to the interactive bars that are becoming more and more popular, feast your eyes on these ideas. Mini versions of anything are so cute and a tasty mouthful!
The main purpose of "food stations" is to have the guests freely mix and mingle while getting their food! Sampling the different options that you have laid out for them in a relaxed environment and not restricting them to "waiting it out" until their table number is called will be well received by your guests! Setting up a lounge type reception space with a few cocktail style tables and some couches will only enhance the concept of the food stations. We're getting hungy just thinking about all the possibilities! Here are some more ideas to tempt your palette!
Ice Cream Bar!
DIY Downloads ~ Paper Cup, Sauce + Jar Labels
Walk Through Appetizer Stations!
The possibilities are endless with the types of food stations that can be incorporated into your big day....Do any of these strike a chord???
Taco Bar ~ Drinks Bar ~ Mashed Potato Bar ~ International Cuisine Stations ~ Waffle Bar ~ Hot Chocolate Station ~ Seafood Bar ~ Mac + Cheese Station...................and the list goes on!
We recommend you entertain this option for your reception as it can be a cost saving decision depending on the number of options you choose. This brilliant alternative to the traditional dinner service allows for your guests to try things they otherwise may not have tasted. They can get adventurous and go outside their comfort zone!
We hope we have sparked a little inspiration in your reception planning! This is a fun and different option that you can personalize to you!
Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination
Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination