5 Fun Ways to Serve Food and Beverages at Your Wedding Reception
by: Jasmine Anderson
Getting married is one of the merriest occasions in a person’s life. Living together, sharing your responsibilities, and possibly raising children are all matters reserved for people of a tough spirit and unwavering love for their better half!
If you are getting married, organizing the celebration can be a pretty tough feat at times, so we’ve decided to help you out. Namely, we shall give you some advice on how to approach the issue of serving food and drink at your wedding reception.
‘Tis a grand undertaking serving food and beverages, indeed, and if done properly, you can not only render your guests well-fed and cheerfully tipsy but also make them remember your wedding for years to come!
In this here article, we’ll propose to you (Not literally, we don’t want any angry spouses sending angry emails our way!) 5 ways to present food and drink at your wedding, so that no one remains sober or God forbid hungry by the end of it!
Without further ado, here’s the deal.
1. Pizza Station
Having dug deep into the problematics of what entries to put on this list, we’ve spent hours and hours scouring the Internet until one of our crew members finally had a brainwave. Excited, he exclaimed: Hey, if it's good enough for Ninja Turtles, it's good enough for wedding guests!
Sure enough, truer words could not have been spoken. A stylishly organized pizza station can be a great way to ‘engage’ your guests, regardless of their food preferences. (‘Engage'- get it!) Make sure you put out a table with plenty of seasoning and plates so that everyone can enjoy their perfect slice of this delicious Italian dish!
2. A Station o’ Ole Whiskey ‘n’ Quality Cigars
While this particular setup won't necessarily be the most child-friendly choice of them all, it can be a great way to put a big smile on the face of the adults! (You can make a candy-filled station separately, as well.) Other than creating a rather cheeky Wild West sort of atmosphere, a station of fine drinks and high-quality cigars is going to make your guests feel relaxed and at home.
Plus points for decking the station with Wild West memorabilia and possibly a John Wayne photo or two!
3. Food Truck
One of the best ways to make your wedding look like an adventurous event full of Jack Kerouacian (Yup, that’s a word.) excitement and youthful joie de vivre is to install, or rather, drive in a cheeky-looking food truck!
The great thing about this solution is that you can load the vehicle with pretty much any kind of food or drink and your guests will be able to approach it easily and get what their want- just as they would a typical food truck on the side of the street. If you’d like to do this but don’t actually own a van or a truck, you can get some help from a kombi van hire company.
These people are experts at this sort of thing, they’ll know what they’re doing. You just need to tell them what sort of theme you want, what food and beverages to serve et voila!- They’ll do the rest for ya.
4. Cold Weather Fair
If your wedding is taking place in the middle of the winter, organizing a cold weather fair-like food ‘n’ drink station can be a great way to create a domestic and somewhat rustic atmosphere of the home-sweet-home.
Make sure to include plenty of hot beverages (Especially coffee and tea.), lots of pickled vegetables, as well as some seasonal food of your choice! Imagine you're in a cabin in the woods and there's a wood stove and everything. Well, what you'd eat in such an environment you just copy and paste to create a food station, make sure to decorate it with some cutlery of yore and Bob's your uncle!
5. Mediterranean Buffet
Fish, seaweed-based treats, olive oil, lemons, and then some more fish- all it takes to make a perfect Mediterranean-themed food station! (Of course, you may also need a table and some cutlery.)
Other than being tasty and nutritious, a Mediterranean buffet will surely add a particular tropical flavor to the whole atmosphere. Heck, if you were to just serve gourmand olive oil, your connoisseur guests would fall head over heels over it!
All in all, a food ‘n’ drink station at a wedding doesn’t need to be a complicated one. A couple of tables stands, or perhaps a simple VW food van will do the trick just fine, as long as you have them loaded with tasty food and refreshing beverages! We hope you found this article helpful and best of luck with your wedding preparations!
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Photographer: Joe Dantone Photography//Floral Designer: London Flower & Variety Inc//Makeup Artist:Cheers 2 U//DJ: Synergetic Sound and Lighting//Caterer:Cricket Catering//Event Planner:Creative Eventology//Specialty Foods: Mac Mart//Specialty Foods:Federal Donuts//Other Location: Smith Memorial Playground//