Planning your wedding day is one of the most thrilling times of your life, but deciding what type of food to serve, how to present it and how to incorporate some of your favourite things into it can be tough. There’s just so many ways you can make your wedding reception one to remember, the tough part is just choosing one!
A good idea is to chat to your wedding caterer to get ideas and to see what is possible. If you have some quirky and unique ideas in mind, speak with a wedding catering expert and they’ll help you make it happen. If you need a little bit of inspiration, have a read below for some unusual and crowd pleasing wedding reception favourites.
Street food is the best way to get the taste of authentic local food while travelling and it’s now a firm favourite with parties, corporate events and wedding receptions everywhere. Do you love; Thai, Mexican, Chinese, European or anything in-between? Your event caterer can make pre-made selections of your chosen cuisine, or you could even ramp up the entertainment by having a chef preparing food in front of guests or from a food truck.
Mini Fast Food Favourites
Burgers, fish and chips, pizza, and tacos – the list goes on for delicious fast food options. This is a great way to add a little uniqueness to your reception, as guests will love chowing down on some of their naughty favourites. Don’t worry, you don’t have to order takeaways from the local greasy restaurant, your event caterer can create these mini fast food favourites and present them in a quirky, stylish fashion to perfectly fit in with your wedding theme.
Mason jar Cocktails
Who doesn’t love a huge mason jar full of tasty cocktail goodness and colourful fruits? It’s a surefire way to get guests talking and add some fun to the event. You could lay out a table and let guests make their own (although this could get messy), or have an attendant on hand to mix them up. You could even create your own specific cocktail for your reception, named after you and your hubby or wife to be!
Man and Woman Caves
A super quirky idea is to have small cave areas set up at the reception, big enough to hold 5-10 people at a time. Rugs, soft cushions and tables set up with whiskey and cigars for the guys and champagne and chocolates for the girls – a perfect place to kick back and gossip about the day.
Picnic on the Lawn
If you’re lucky enough to have great weather for your wedding reception, talk to your wedding caterers about creating a picnic style menu for your event. Rugs spread out, each with rustic boxes filled with breads, cheeses, dips, cakes and fruits could be an awesome way to add a different twist to your day. Cool boxes filled with mini wine bottles, beers and soft drinks will complete this unique way to spend your wedding reception.