Who doesn’t like to hit up the bar at weddings and I don’t mean for drinks. Food bars have been popping up everywhere this past year, and I’m not talking about your run-of-the-mill food bars either. Food bars also complement all of this year’s latest wedding trends, and it gives guests an entertaining experience as they customize their plates to their heart’s desire. Let’s review this summer’s hottest food bars before the season is over.
Breakfast Is Served
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it makes for an interesting alternative to your standard wedding plate. While breakfast food bars are a more common staple during daytime weddings, more weddings have been serving breakfast for dinner as well. This summer we have seen several varieties of food bars including biscuit, omelette and pancake stations. Don’t even think about serving milk or orange juice with these early morning delicacies; guests can enjoy mimosas or Bloody Marys with their meals to give your wedding a trendy brunch feel.
Keeping It Green
Maybe you don’t have a sweet tooth and you would prefer a food bar that won’t leave your guests counting calories after the wedding. In that case, go for a food bar consisting of fresh, organic vegetables and fruit. Since you don’t want your guests comparing dinner to a typical fruit platter, ensure all the food is local and seasonal to give everyone a unique dining experience.
Pass the Ketchup
On the other hand, we have food bars offering comfort food favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs or tacos. This is really the bride and groom’s dream as they get to showcase their favorite meals in an interesting fashion. Don’t get carried away and order 200 burgers from McDonalds for your wedding; these plates are all about presentation. Not to mention, it makes for a creative experience as guests get to customize their favorite guilty pleasures.
One of the biggest trends this summer has been the rustic wedding to give guests the feel of a larger-than-life cookout. Since it’s summer, rustic weddings are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and it allows guests to sit in long tables ensuring there’s never an end to the conversation. There’s an inherent Southern charm with rustic weddings so incorporate Southern cuisine to your food bar. This also gives the bride and groom a chance to get creative with their food bar and provide a variety of grilled meats, vegetables or pies.
There are countless possibilities with food bar cuisine and we would love to hear about your food bar ideas, so make sure to tell us your story on our Facebook or Twitter page.