As intimate, sophisticated weddings
become more popular, couples strive to personalize every aspect of their wedding day.
In the past, "Chicken or Fish" was the standard in wedding catering
. But foodies rejoice... those days are long gone! Today, wedding guests can actually get excited about the wedding reception food, because unique menu options that reflect a couple's culture, heritage and individual tastes are becoming all the rage! Here are 5 ideas to put a unique spin on your wedding reception menu
1. Variety is Key
: Offer several main course options including a fish, meat and vegetarian plate. And ask your wedding caterer to whip up several special sauces that your wedding guests
can choose from. This gives each main course a special twist and your guests the variety they crave.
2. Get Rustic, Go Local
: Give guests a Tuscan-inspired treat the moment they sit down at your wedding reception. Place a rustic cutting board piled high with meats, cheeses, fruits and the like, and go local to support sustainability
and score the freshest fare around!
3. Around the World
: I used to think that food stations at wedding receptions were tacky. But I've changed my mind! As more couples incorporate unique cultures and ethnicities into their I Dos
, food stations have taken a sophisticated turn. Try offering a wedding reception
menu that highlights your favorite dishes from around the world. A sushi station, a Mediterranean station, an Italian station, you get where I'm going with this!
4. Consider a Tasting Menu
: Especially if you and your fiance are bona fide foodies! With a tasting menu, you'll serve wedding guests 5 or 6 small plates (as opposed to a soup/salad, main course, and dessert) and pair each plate with a complimentary wine. If your wedding venue
allows you to bring in your own wine, the tasting menu option is a great one that won't break the bank.
5. Showcase Your City
: Being a Chicago girl through and through, I take great pride in my city's fabulous (albeit fatty) food. If you feel this way about your
city's grub, let the local fare inspire your wedding reception menu. This is a great way to showcase your city and add a personal touch to your wedding day.
What other unique menu ideas have you considered for your wedding reception?
We shared our top five, now dish yours, lovely Savvy Scoopers!