With the rise of popular inspiration sites such as Pinterest, couples are becoming increasingly creative with many aspects of their special day. No matter the style of your wedding, there is always room to incorporate unique touches to make it more personal for you and your partner. When it comes to dining options on your wedding day, many couples look for ways to add something unique to the traditional sit-down dining to make the experience more exciting and personal.
From beverage stations to creative cakes, here are some of our favourite unique ideas for wedding eats.
Food Trucks and Caravans
Food trucks and caravans are quickly becoming a popular wedding trend. Food trucks can add a casual and cool element to the day and when choosing one, there are so many different options. For a summer wedding, you may opt for a vintage ice-cream truck, or for comforting burgers during the cooler months. For drinks all year round, take a look at Retro Events for their unique caravan bars.
Instead of having post ceremony hors d’oeuvres, food stations are a great interactive option and help to make the food more of an experience for your guests. Think crostini bars or taco stations where guests can make their own or a seafood station with a chef shucking oysters.
Like food stations, beverage stations help to create an experience for your guests. It could involve a signature cocktail - or even the guests creating their own. Remember to have non-alcoholic options, whether that’s different flavoured homemade lemonades or a make-your-own pressed juice option.
For a wedding planned for earlier in the day – or if you want to have a ‘breakfast for dinner’ themed dining, opt for a wedding brunch. Brunch is a good option if you are looking for something slightly more budget-friendly. Think the likes of pancakes, bloody marys, an omelette station or waffles and mimosas.
If you and your partner are not the biggest lovers of cake, opt for something more creative. You may look to a cake made from layered crepes or a tower of colourful doughnuts. If you don’t have a sweet tooth – or if you just want an especially quirky cake, opt for a cheese wheel cake. For more details, head over to our blog post on cheese cakes and cheese courses.
Late Night Snacks
After your guests have spent the night celebrating on the dance floor, there is not much that will make them happier than being presented with a late night snack. Opt for anything delicious and comforting, from s’mores to cheesy pizzas. A recent wedding in England we attended saw a woodfired pizza station creating bespoke pizzas for guests to soothe those late-night cravings.