11 Creative Reception Menu Designs for Your Wedding

Innovative and unique design concepts to inspire the menu style for your wedding.

11 Creative Reception Menu Designs for Your Wedding

Photo: Vue Photography

Reception menus – the one aspect of your wedding that combines delicious culinary selections and the concept of your big day. It may seem like a minor detail, but your guests’ eyes will most likely be glued to this piece of paper throughout the reception – you’ve spent a lengthy amount of time hand-selecting the food items for your celebration, so why not show them off in the best way possible?

The menu design you select is yet another way to showcase your personal style and further your wedding motif, so it is important to pick a style that represents you and your beloved. Stuck on potential options? View the wedding menus below – featured in real weddings – to gather inspiration for your own nuptials!

Utilize a lighter shade of your main wedding hue in the calligraphy on your menu for a softer, yet coordinating, look. Photo by Full Spectrum Photography

Take your guests on a culinary vacation at your destination wedding or travel-themed reception with leather passport menus. Photo by Danette Pascarella Photography

Tone down the formality with a playful font and color to show off you and your new spouses' laid-back, fun style. Photo by Vue Photography; Consulting by TOAST Events; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

Draw inspiration from this watercolored menu featuring pastel-hued blooms for your springtime or garden nuptials. Photo by Elizabeth Messina

To add an extra green touch to an understated and simple menu, adorn it with a spring of rosemary to fill your guests' noses with a tantalizing smell before their food arrives. Photo by Vue Photography

Personalize your menus with paper clasps displaying each friend or family member's name holding their menu closed – they'll appreciate the custom touch! Photo by Katie Stoops Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen, Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Keep your style classic and elegant with a black-and-white menu in an interesting geometric shape featuring intricate, artistic detailing. Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Invitations & Calligraphy by Lehr and Black

Infuse an air of royalty into your reception with a reflective, gilt menu featuring an opulent decal to add to the whimsy. Photo by Tim Otto Photography

Modernized your menu with geometric patterns and contemporary fonts to fit the aesthetic of your stylish nuptials. Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Floral & Event Design by HMR Designs

Forgo the typical menu shape and emboss your culinary selections on circular cardstock for a unique look. Photo by Catherine Hall Studios

For a truly unexpected style, consider printing your menu on another item on the table – a bag for the fresh bread, on individual centerpieces, even upon certain table linens! Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Consulting by Linda Howard Events

Be sure to check out our advice on catering tips, selecting your wedding stationery, and our guide on how to plan the perfect menu. Additionally, follow Inside Weddings on Pinterest for even more inspiration!