Let’s be real, here: the only thing people love more than a wedding is the wedding food. I mean, who doesn’t get a little excited every time they stroll in from cocktail hour to the smell of steak fresh off the grill or the sight of a delectable buffet spread?
But, c’mon… this is Ivory & Beau speaking. You know we’re about to tell you how you can wow your guests by putting a non-traditional twist on all of the classic foods you and your guests love.
Do It Family Style!
Hey, that title seems kinda inappropriate, now that we think about it, but trust us: this dining option is nothing short of family friendly. Rather than corralling your guests for a buffet-- a dinner service that often involves long waits for each table to get a chance at their turn-- consider serving your meal family style. Guests will have the perfect opportunity to get to know one another as they pass plates full of your favorites around the table!
Reinvent the Staples:
There’s nothing wrong with a good steak’n’potato dinner! Hearty, filling, and universally loved, it’s no wonder this meal has become a go-to for couples who have to consider the tastes of a wide variety of guests. However, because it’s become a classic doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Dress it up by offering your guests a chance to customize their meal at a baked potato bar or find a caterer that cooks steaks to order right before your eyes for that added wow-factor.
Fancy Soul Food? Yes Please!
There’s nothing more comforting than a nice, warm grilled cheese and a bowl of tomato soup. If you love it, why not serve it at your wedding? Jazz it up by adding tomato, basil, and bacon and serving your soup in fancy dishes! Think of all the fancy soul food possibilities: lobster mac’n’cheese, dressed up fried chicken with greens and sweet potato casserole… our mouths are watering just thinking about it.
Showcase Your Favorites:
Think about where you and your friends/family like to meet up for dinner. Do you frequent Jalapenos? Do you love to slurp pho and chow down on fried gyoza at your local Asian-fusion restaurant? Emulate that in your wedding menu for a plate that’s guaranteed to keep your guests raving for months to come!