- Make the menu personal - Couples are personalizing wedding menus by choosing food that represents the journey of their relationship or their cultural heritage. So if they met in Colorado and love craft beer, they could serve Rocky Mountain brews.
- Keep hors d'oeuvres light with a raw bar - You don’t want guests to eat too much during cocktail hour, but you need enough food so they’re not drinking on an empty stomach, so a raw bar is perfect. Oysters, shrimp cocktail, and smoked fish fill them up without weighing them down.
- Get guests talking with fun cocktails - For warm weather weddings, refreshing drinks like frosé (frozen rose) or a red wine slushy are crowd-pleasers.
- Embrace the local with beer, wine, and hard stuff - Going local isn’t just about produce, couples can reduce their wedding’s carbon footprint by serving local beer, wine, and spirits. Create a signature cocktail based around a local liquor with a riff on a the classic that includes your destination, like the D.C. Gin Rickey.
- Breaking bread with seated, plated dinners - The buffet that’s been so popular for the last few years is out and sitting down for a plated dinner is in. But it doesn’t have to be boring - simple and fresh flavors are the way to go
- Take small bites with dessert - Instead of huge slices of cake, couples are going with a variety of bite-sized sweets, like mini ice cream sandwiches, s’mores bars, and tiny strawberry shortcakes. That way guests can sample lots of things and can come back for another bite after dancing.
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