The food at your wedding can make or break the reception. If the food is bad, it may leave a bad taste in people's mouths. But if it is good, it may leave them raving about their experience, leaving them with a positive impression of their event. When it comes to weddings, there are many different things you can do with the food. You can have a buffet, serve fancy food to each person, or do cute add-ons, like potato bars. With so many options, you may be overwhelmed. Learning what is trendy now may help you decide what options you want to incorporate into your food and catering plans. Here are three wedding catering trends you may want to think about as you prepare your wedding menu.
Family Style Meals
Many people like to host buffets at their wedding because it ensures guests get enough to eat and have a variety. However, if you have a large number of attendees, people can be standing in a long line to get their food. Family style meals are a great alternative. Bowls and platters of trays are distributed to each table, and from there, guests can help themselves. It is a great way for the table to socialize and ensures guests get as much food or as little food as they would like.
Another trend to consider for your wedding menu is ethnic offerings. Traditionally, people have played it safe when it has come to their wedding meals. But these days, more people are looking to personalize their menus. One way you can do this is by offering ethnic offerings, especially ones that may have ties to you or your new spouses' heritage. This gives guests something unique to eat and allows them to expand their palettes. Of course, you will still want to have traditional stand-bys on hand for those who prefer not to venture out of their comfort zones.
Sustainable or Organic Cuisine
The last trend that is popular on wedding menus is offering a sustainable or organic option. Many people are choosing to eat organically or to eat sustainable foods. Ensuring you have a sustainable or organic option on your menu helps to ensure that you can accommodate those guests who have chosen to follow this type of a diet.
Catering trends for weddings change all of the time as each wedding party tries to bring some creativity and imagination into their wedding. If you want something special and unique for your wedding, be sure to talk to your caterer about what options are available to ensure your food makes a positive impression on guests.