Friday, October 05, 2012

Wedding Trend: Food Bars and Buffets

A food trend has emerged at wedding receptions, and it is all about giving your guests choices. Food bars, or buffets, allow guests to decide exactly what they want – and best yet, they serve themselves. The bars or buffets are typically used for dessert, drink or appetizer/snack choices. Here are just a few bar ideas found online.

Candy Buffet – Love is sweet, so why not share some sugar? You can have a candy bar in addition to a cake, or instead of a cake. You can fill jars with favorite treats or, for a stunning display, you can find candy in your wedding colors at bulk candy stores of online.

If you are interested in a DIY project, Bargain Bound shows you how to createdisplay pieces for your candy display using candlesticks and glass bowls.

Hot Beverage Bar – If you are getting married during colder months, a hot beverage bar is a fun way to keep your guests warm. Large containers of hot chocolate or coffee can be accompanied by fun add-ins like marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate spoons, or flavored syrups.

Smores Buffet – Here’s a truly interactive buffet idea – smores! If you have a farm or country wedding, you could have an actual bonfire for roasting marshmallows. But there are other options such as using sterno cans to create a flame indoors. The Kitchn shows sterno cans nestled in a box full of rocks for stability.

Popcorn Bar – Looking for a salty idea? Try popcorn. You can have a big barrel full of popcorn and then provide various sprinkle-on toppings, such as ranch powder or cheddar powder. 

Buffets are a fun way to get guests mingling and enjoying the reception. Which idea would you try at your wedding?

1 comment:

Drew Watts said...

Agree with you that guests should be given food and buffet bar preference. Really like your food bar ideas. Will implement these ideas in my niece’s wedding at Chicago wedding venues. Have to hire catering service for the event too.