Well, you don’t have to ask me twice to write about food! I do consider myself a foodie which makes me VERY excited to write about the latest catering trends that couples are jumping all over for their weddings. Wedding food is often deemed boring or bland lacking creativity and taste. However, our country does not fall short of amazing chefs and caterers thus making spectacular wedding food within reach regardless of where you live. For centuries, food is what brings us together and often a must have at any celebration! From organic and local menus to food trucks to exquisite fare, the spread that a couple chooses to serve at their wedding greatly reflects who they are as a couple.
Join us as we dive into these incredible catering trends of 2014!
I had to start with this trend because it is by far my ABSOLUTE favorite! What a great idea for your guests to enjoy during the wedding and as a take home favor.
Artisan cheese stations! Need I say more? I love a good cheese tray but a whole spread of cheese, jams and accompaniments? say no more…..
Canapes! A canape is very similar to an hors d’oeuvre; the main difference is that they are served on a board and usually bite size therefore requiring no eating utensils. Canapes are traditionally made with a base of bread and then savory meats and ingredients on top. Above this photo you can see the difference with the hors d’oeuvres!
Who wouldn’t want a shot of Tequila with their mini taco perched atop of a lime??!!
Yum! Fish and Chips…I would love to try this trend…how unique!
Food trucks made their appearance a few years ago but making a steady up-rise are food CARTS! Hello goodness! This is a great way to impress your guests with gourmet food in a trendy and eclectic fashion!
Tantalizing Treats! Unique dessert options and late night snacks are the perfect way to surprise your guests with a sweet ending!
Food trucks are one of the hottest wedding trends emerging in 2012!! From gourmet cupcakes to BBQ and burgers you can find almost any kind of food truck to be at your wedding.
There are many reasons to opt for a food truck at your wedding. The first reason may be cost. Most food trucks are less expensive than traditional wedding caterers. Also, food trucks are usually more eco friendly by using fresh ingredients and making less mess by using paper products.
Another reason to have a food truck would have to be the awesome pictures you can get!
Some brides and grooms instead of a traditional receiving line are serving up tasty treats from the food truck as a way to welcome everyone to the wedding!
Lastly, I like food trucks because it is unique and sets your wedding apart from any other. How surprised would your guests be as they depart to see an ice cream truck waiting to hand out their choice of dessert as they leave?!? Or grab mini appetizers from food trucks during the cocktail hour?
I know this trend is not for every wedding but there are ways to incorporate food trucks and still have a traditional catered meal for dinner.
If you live in the Atlanta area, a new food truck park has just opened and includes at least 15 different food trucks at one time giving you the opportunity to taste from several different food trucks and find the one perfect for your wedding. The Atlanta Food Truck Park is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week offering live music and even a weekend farmers and art market!
What are your thoughts on food trucks? We want to know!
Picture Sources (in order): www.unitedwithlove.com, www.eco-beautifulweddings.com, www.weddingplanninginstitute.com, www.bridesmaidtrade.com, www.weddingclan.com