Make Your Menu Unique

Food is always a big part of a wedding. Everything from appetizers through a full meal, to cake and dessert, to sending guest home with a late night snack. Obviously, you don’t need to incorporate all the different meals and snacks. Just pick one or two that work with your celebration.

stylish buffetFor a morning wedding, a brunch menu and champagne or mimosas with the cake is plenty. For an afternoon (after lunch but before dinner) ceremony and reception, you can serve heavy appetizers or a food truck type menu and maybe a dessert buffet. For a full evening event near a traditional dinner time, do a cocktail hour, dinner and then cake or a dessert buffet. After dancing and celebrating winds down, you can add a late night food truck if you like. It all really depends on how much you want to spend.

To make your celebration a bit more unique, insert something unexpected or unpredictable. Have a food truck serve the meal after a morning ceremony, or for an evening event, skip the traditional plate served 3 to 5 course meal and serve a buffet mixed with heavy appetizers and a few food stations where guests can mix and mingle before the dancing begins.

Try making your menu encompass favorite foods or ethnicities. Serve favorite Latino, Italian, Asian, Indian foods you love. If you have any sort of travel theme or “place” theme, have your reception host food stations representing the different cities or countries you are including.

These types of touches make your reception unique — memorable — and a stand out in the minds of your guests. Try to come up with something where the food or menu is concerned that will make your wedding different, unique. Good luck!


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About the Author: With 20+ years in the wedding and event industry, I have seen a lot of unique, unusual and funky weddings. Every one of them were a journey of discovery and a reflection of the bride and groom. I had a ball and am now passing along some of those pearls of wisdom to today's brides and grooms. A wedding is personal -- it's about the two of you and your relationship -- let's make it as unique and offbeat as you each are! .


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