As your big day fast approaches you will typically have a lot of organizing to do. This will involve choosing the wedding venue, the wedding dress, the rings, the reception venue, and of course the food. With that being said, many couples are left confused when it comes to choosing food for their wedding reception, as they want to ensure that their guests come back for more, but they also want to avoid offering the “standard” menu that you may have come to expect from a wedding menu. This post will introduce you to some fantastic trends in terms of food, which have gone down a treat when offered as part of a wedding menu.
The first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word “meatballs” is a big mess and something that doesn’t sound glamorous at all. However, meatballs have been seen on many wedding menus in 2013 and they are probably far more appropriate than you would believe. They can be consumed in a number of ways, such as with a variety of breads, or even mini meatballs for a quick finger snack. They will typically look fantastic if presented in the right way and will certainly taste lovely as well. Many wedding parties are now focusing on non-traditional meatballs, such as different flavours from around the world.
A food truck will certainly bring a bit of fun to mealtime at your wedding reception and they are proving to be extremely popular in recent years. This is a fantastic opportunity to load up on a variety of foods, including pizzas and burgers followed by an ice cold beer, or even for a vast array of delicious desserts. Once again, a food truck may not seem like the ultimate statement in glamour, but it will certainly put a smile on most people’s faces.
Rather than the more traditional wedding banquet, far more couples are opting for the good old family dinner. This will include laying out a number of starters for everyone at their specific table to tear into which is then followed by a main course, which will see side dishes served as they would be around a table for family dinner. Basically, people can just tuck into what they want and can share with others around their table, thus creating a far more close-knit and family feel to dinner.
We all love ice cream, but a fairly new trend at weddings is to offer a DIY sandwich bar. You will need to check with whoever is completing your wedding catering, as to whether they offer this type of facility, but this is yet another great way to see your guests enjoying themselves when it comes to dinner time. Your guests will have the opportunity to create their very own sundaes and ice cream sandwiches and the kids will definitely not feel bored with a DIY ice cream facility in the room. This is also something a little different to the norm, but is likely to go down a treat and be remembered by your guests for a very long time to come.
The author of this post, Leslie Kramer, is a freelance blogger, who is currently writing for Landmark Venues, one of the well-known wedding planners in NJ. Leslie is a big time movie-buff and likes to go for trekking and camping with her friends on weekends.
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