Unique Wedding Reception Food Ideas

Unique Wedding Reception Food Ideas

A party without cake is just a meeting, they say. And, a party with a beautiful, tiered cake is probably just a wedding. Take it an extra step with these ___ fun food ideas that will leave your guests talking!

DIY Charcuterie Boards


They’re all the rage right now, and your guests will have a blast putting together custom boards. Have a variety of cheeses, meats, crackers, dips, and other fixings out in a well-organized spread, and let your guests go down the line. Provide little “how-to” guides for your guests, showing them how they can create your favorite spread. As charcuterie is a rather social experience, you can opt for individual boards for each guests, or have a community representative create one for the table.

Table side Chocolate Fondue


Let’s face it. Who doesn’t love a (seemingly) endless chocolate fountain with all the dip-able goodies? While chocolate fountains have made their appearances at events, make it memorable by setting miniature versions out on each table, complete with a spread of fruit (strawberries, bananas, oranges), sweets (marshmallows, brownies, cookie dough), and savories (pretzels, potato chips, nuts, popcorn). Don’t forget the skewers, and use some high-quality chocolate (Guittard, Scharffen Berger) for some serious death-by-chocolate moments.

Around the World in 4 Courses


Whether you do a buffet or sit-down reception, use it to showcase your favorite cuisines! No one said the menu couldn’t be eclectic. A sample buffet menu might include: An aperitif; tea and salted nuts; roti and curry sauce; moules frittes; tandoori chicken; gnocchi; digestif; and bread and cheese. Polish off the evening with some adorable, pastel macarons.

Whatever you decide to serve, make it an accurate reflection of what you and your spouse love to eat! Food is such a central component of all cultures in celebrations. And traditions are, after all, only guidelines.


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