Planning a wedding is a fantastic experience, but, let’s be honest, it is also like working a second job. Moreover, it’s a hard job that involves numerous details and tasks that have to be done by a certain date. You need to find the best wedding dress, to research photographers, to select invitations, to decorate the venue, to choose the music, and do many other things, large and small. However, the truth is that your guests won’t remember what flowers were chosen to decorate table centerpieces or what invitation cards looked like; but when your wedding banquet is magical, with delicious and tasty food, that’s something no one will ever forget. So what to consider when planning your wedding menu this year? The following list of the wedding food trends 2017 is sure to make your big day truly memorable!
1. From farm to table
Have a rustic theme according to the latest wedding décor trends? Well, an elegant reception in a greenhouse with wooden decorations will perfectly fit a wedding menu based on locally-sourced ingredients. A variety of fresh and delicious food will not only reflect your background but also get people talking about your well-planned reception for years. Moreover, using ingredients that have been grown locally also has significant financial benefits. As a rule, local organic products are more cost-effective than imported goods or something out of season, which means that this trendy and tasty way to brighten up your rustic wedding will additionally save you some money.
2. Wedding food stations
Cannot decide on your wedding menu? Why not bring together all of your favorite food? After all, to take the best of different cuisines is always a good idea. No wonder, food stations are among the hottest trends this year. Sushi, pizza, macaroni and cheese, soft pretzel, French fry, biscuit, salad, popcorn – a variety of possible wedding food stations is truly impressive. Moreover, whether you use them as a creative addition to a big buffet or instead of traditional wedding catering options, your guests are guaranteed to be delighted.
3. Food wedding favors
Let’s face it, food wedding favors are always more appreciated than anything else. Whether you choose macaroons, personalized maple syrup, truffles, fortune cookies, homemade treats, caramel corn, or honey – your guests are sure to go crazy for any of these delectable edible favors they will receive at the end of the night. Another good thing about food wedding favors is that they are easy to DIY. Besides, they won’t break your budget, which gives you one more reason to seriously consider this new tasty trend.
4. Food truck wedding catering
For all those who want to have an economical yet trendy and delicious meal option, food truck wedding catering is a great option to feed the guests. Besides, food trucks are available with a variety of cuisines, so you can easily find something special to complement your wedding theme. For example, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and cupcakes are what we all know and love. However, if you want something fancier for your relaxed outdoor celebration, opt for fish and chips or lobster trucks for your wedding. The only thing to consider is that, most likely, you will need to hire wait staff to serve your guests.
5. Food and drink pairings
Pairing delicious food with corresponding beverages is a true feast for the senses and also one of the latest wedding food trends you should pay your attention to. Think about French toasts alongside hard cider or miniature salmon sliders and summer ale. What about something more luxurious, like edible cracker spoons with caviar and crème fraiche paired with vodka? Your guests will love them! As for non-alcoholic pairings, there are also many tasty options, from cookies with milk shots to grilled cheese with creamy tomato soup. Whatever you choose, make sure that food and beverages complement each other not only in taste but in color and texture too.
6. Mini desserts
Fun mini desserts are at the peak of their popularity these days. After all, who said that you are limited to a traditional wedding cake? With a variety of miniature desserts (e.g. chocolate mousse cups, fruit pies, cupcakes, macaroons, cheesecake tartlets, cake pops, and fruit jellies), you are guaranteed to wow your guests. Moreover, they provide a wider selection to choose from and are truly great for portion control. However, the best part is that you can even personalize your minis in order to make your wedding banquet even more memorable.
7. Late-night snacks
After spending all night long dancing, there is nothing better than late-night eats. So why not make your guests happier and give them further strength to keep celebrating your big day? Donuts, funnel cakes, tacos, chicken fingers, waffles, cheeseburgers, pizza – they all are great options for your after-party wedding menu. There are no any rules, so you can take your inspiration from anywhere. Whether you prefer sweet or savory, surprise your guests with delicious late-night snacks served in a stylish way. They will love you for this special and timely delight!
These were the hottest wedding food trends 2017. They are creative and fresh, so feel free to incorporate one or all of them into your wedding menu planning to make your guests talk about your celebration for years to come!