Of all the things to check off your list when you’re planning a wedding, only one thing really makes your mouth water – the food. In reality, it’s one of the things that your guests will remember most when they look back on your big day, and it’s often something by which the entire experience is defined. After all, food plays to more senses than almost any other wedding day detail, so why not make it the best one?
Every wedding season brings its own creative culinary flair. You remember cupcakes instead of cakes, food trucks instead of steak dinners … Well, now, 2018 brings another collection of tasty trends for you to consider serving on your big day. Here, we’ve rounded up a quick list of some of the yummiest options to ponder for your guests’ palates.
Big Brunch | Think buttermilk pancake bars as your reception’s star, or pass slider-style sausage biscuits with mini eggs and mimosas. Create a sweets table with doughnuts, cinnamon rolls or mini muffins.
Farm Fresh | With society trending toward green grub, swap your standard menu for everything local, seasonal and farm-to-table.
Chef Action | We all just want to be entertained, and we also love to know that our food is fresh. So, action stations are a big trend, like a guacamole muddled right into your bowls or an oyster shucker serving up fresh bites on the half shell.
Cake Swaps | Non-traditional wedding cakes are still big, with brides and grooms stacking crepes for layers, building macaroon masterpieces or subbing wedding day desserts for nostalgic favorites, like hand pies, warm cookies and milk and more.
Comfort Food | There’s no pressure to serve surf and turf anymore – these days, guests get giddy over simple staples, like burgers, fries and mac and cheese.
Ditch the Dinner Line | The latest trends include family style dinners right at the table, food stations for guests to visit at their leisure and unexpected snacks passed throughout the event.
In any case, the cardinal rule is to feed your guests often, and enough. They’ll leave with full bellies and nothing but rave reviews of your big day!