With Pinterest-inspired weddings becoming the new normal, brides and grooms often struggle finding something as unique as their own love story to make their day memorable for guests. Make sure your first meal as Mr. and Mrs. stands out amongst all the pins by considering these fun new wedding catering trends:
Bring back the punch – literally!
Your grandmother’s punch bowl can come down from the attic. Chic, large-batch cocktails in a beautiful bowl become the center of attention at any event, and utilizing a vintage punch bowl at your wedding is a new old-school take on his-and-her signature cocktails. Take things a step further by initiating a revolving bowl. Each hour, take the bowl away and replenish it with a new, conversation-inspiring cocktail. Name each cocktail with a clever, fun title that tells your love story in a unique way.
Sweethearts’ Sweet Teeth
Nowadays, many couples forgo the formality of a traditional wedding cake and select dessert alternatives. Consider paying homage to your birthplace or your fiancée’s hometown (peach cobbler for your Georgian man or perhaps whoopie pies for your own Northeastern heritage), or have an ice-cream sundae bar if your first date was over a banana split. You can take it to the next level by having your entire menu personalized with his-and-her favorites with fun food signs giving your guests an insight into your relationship.
Make it mobile
Deciding to go with a buffet option rather than a plated dinner doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on class or creativity. You can still incorporate upscale food into your food stations by finding unique ways to pre-portion them. Place your salad in a martini glass or serve shrimp skewers instead of shrimp cocktail.
Late Night Nosh
After guests have burned off much of their dinner on the dance floor, bring out a late night snack to keep them going. If you’ve had a formal meal, this is the time to pull out a fresh casual alternative, such as mini tacos served in a lime wedge. You can have servers even bring these items out as passed hors d’oeuvres to keep the party going.
Chef’s Market Catering & Restaurant is a full service catering company that continues to be celebrated as a leader in culinary skill and presentation, voted as Best Caterer in Nashville for the past five consecutive years. Chef’s Market offers catering and take-away options for both large and small events, from formal corporate galas to casual in-office get-togethers and outdoor affairs. Its Goodlettsville, Tenn. restaurant serves customer favorites for lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday. Visit www.chefsmarket.com for more information and menu selections.
Chef’s Market Catering & Restaurant
900 Conference Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072