Trend Alert: Fun with Food!

No longer are your only options at weddings chicken, beef or fish!  There are so many creative ways to incorporate unique and fun cuisine into your big day.  Your wedding day should be a reflection of you as a couple - why not incorporate your favorite food or maybe a special treat from the restaurant where you had your first date!  Share a bit of your culture or heritage through food. Or why not treat your guests to not only food but an experience.  Take a peek at some of the hot culinary trends to inspire and push your taste buds out of the box!

Farm to Table

How amazing would it be to incorporate all locally sourced and seasonal cuisine into your wedding day?  Just imagine how fresh and what a special treat this would be for your guests.  Incorporating a farm to table menu is also the perfect opportunity to share some of the best kept yummy secrets your town or city is hiding!  Do you think you could pull everything for your wedding menu in less than 100 miles from your venue?  What a fun challenge!

What a great favor! photo via Kara Rosenlund

What a great favor! photo via Kara Rosenlund

photo via SMP

photo via SMP

photo via keeping it cozy

photo via keeping it cozy

A wedding welcome gift! photo via evermine

A wedding welcome gift! photo via evermine

Local honey- so sweet!  photo via SMP

Local honey- so sweet!  photo via SMP

Family Style

Not fond of seating charts?!  Want everyone to mingle!?  A family style meal at a wedding creates a sense of community and sharing.  Not only do your guest share a meal, but an experience.  Big long tables creates a casual but warm feeling at your reception.  Please pass the bread!!

photo via etsy blog

photo via etsy blog

family style fries! photo via SMP

family style fries! photo via SMP

whats on the menu? photo via the brides cafe

whats on the menu? photo via the brides cafe

Yum! photo via tahoe unveiled

Yum! photo via tahoe unveiled

family style fun! photo via intimate weddings

family style fun! photo via intimate weddings

Food Trucks

Food Trucks have been an up and coming trend in weddings for the last few years but never did you have so many options!  They are such a fun experience for your guests and can accommodate an array of taste buds!  Are you a fan of burgers and your fiance more of the Chinese noodle type - why not have both selections at your wedding with 2 food trucks!  And nothing is better than a late night ice cream truck surprise! 

which way to fun? photo via southern weddings

which way to fun? photo via southern weddings

cutest food truck around! photo via new zealand design

cutest food truck around! photo via new zealand design

photo via SMP

photo via SMP

grilled cheese?  yes, please! photo via SMP

grilled cheese?  yes, please! photo via SMP

photo via SMP

photo via SMP

Unexpected and Unique Tasting Stations

Now, here is where you can creative!  This is where you can share any of your favorites - what about a cheese buffet or a taco station?  Don't count out a mac and cheese or bruschetta bar!  The possibilities are endless!  There is something so fun about sampling a little bit of everything or packing up your own tasty treat to bring home!

photo via SMP

photo via SMP

one of each please - photo via buzzfeed

one of each please - photo via buzzfeed

photo via SMP

photo via SMP

personalize your popcorn! photo via happy chantilly

personalize your popcorn! photo via happy chantilly

Hola - taco bar! photo via my wedding reception ideas

Hola - taco bar! photo via my wedding reception ideas

photo via southern weddings

Late Night Snacks

Dancing and celebrating is exhausting!  Why not send your guests off with a late night snack?!  Or maybe just a little re-fuel for more dancing and fun!  Dinner might have been a few hours ago and who doesn't love a little cookies and milk before bed?  Again, a late night snack is a fun way to incorporate the brides and grooms favorites. 

snacks to go! photo via adorn magazine

snacks to go! photo via adorn magazine

photo via wedding snap

photo via wedding snap

fabulous fries! photo via SMP

fabulous fries! photo via SMP

photo via Pop Sugar

photo via Pop Sugar

photo via who what wear

photo via who what wear

Signature Drinks & Stations

All aspects of weddings can add up pretty quick when it comes to cost.  One way to still have fun but pinch a few pennies is to create a signature drink or two instead of having a full bar.  You could even incorporate a signature drink into the theme of your wedding.  Another fun thing to explore would be finding a local brew and sharing this with your guests!  Now we have gone full circle back to farm to table :) 

crafty! photo via the melideos

crafty! photo via the melideos

photo via Refinery 29

photo via Refinery 29

Hire a mixologist!! photo via room forty

Hire a mixologist!! photo via room forty

hand crafted brew for you! photo via Grey Likes

hand crafted brew for you! photo via Grey Likes

photo via SMP

photo via SMP

name a drink after your four legged friend! photo via SMP

name a drink after your four legged friend! photo via SMP

photo via SMP

photo via SMP