Everyone wants their wedding day to be special. They want their friends and family members to have a great time, and talk about the event for years to come. One of the things people tend to remember about weddings is the food that is served. Nobody wants to serve something lackluster at their reception. So what are people serving at the best wedding ever?
Here are a few of the wedding food trends of 2016.
The foods of choice seem to focus less on fanciness, and more on fun. For instance, comfort foods seem to be a big hit at many weddings. Think BLTs, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, hotdogs and French fries, served in cute dishes or on trays like hors d’oeuvres. Guests can even put together their own meals at chicken and waffle stations or taco stations. The reception may even feature a buffet-style dinner filled with all of the bride and groom’s favorite foods! Desserts like pies, donuts and cookies will be served alongside, or instead of, the traditional wedding cake.
Don’t be surprised if a food truck makes an appearance at a wedding near you! These are becoming popular at outdoor receptions. This trend goes along with the comfort food trend, as food trucks are known for selling our favorite guilty pleasures: Ice cream, cupcakes, pizza, tacos, etc.
Going along with the fun food theme, couples are bringing out late night snacks for the guests who stick around after the main meal is over. Popular choices include pancakes and syrup, cookies and milk, sliders, churros, donuts and coffee, and even cold cereal bars. Lucky Charms or Froot Loops, anyone?
Many couples are choosing to honor their heritages, or, alternatively, the area where they live or grew up. For instance, the Italian bride may decide she wants an authentic ten-course Italian dinner served. Meanwhile, the groom who grew up in Chicago may opt to have beers from his favorite local brewery.
If you are more of a traditionalist, don’t despair. Many couples are still choosing the types of classic wedding dinners that their own parents or grandparents may have enjoyed, such as stuffed chicken breast, filet mignon, or lobster. These dishes are prepared by top chefs in ways that most of the guests would not be able to make at home.
Finally, when guests are ready to call it a night, they get one last surprise: something yummy to take along with them. The tasty wedding favor may be a small box of cookies or brownies, a custom made chocolate bar, some hot sauce, or a miniature bottle of wine.
If you want people to smile whenever they remember your wedding, remember that the way to your guests’ hearts are through their stomachs. Pay attention to wedding food trends of 2016, and make it a night they’ll never forget!
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