Food is an integral part of your post-vow celebration, whether you’re hosting a “cake & punch” reception, a multi-course seated meal, or anything in between. They say that before a person can even take a bite, they “eat with their eyes” first – meaning that, when it comes to cuisine, presentation is just as important as taste. We believe that one of the most fun aspects of wedding planning is sitting down with your caterer to design your menu: they will likely have excellent suggestions based on your preferences, wedding concept, and budget. Remember, the beauty lies within the details of your day, so even smaller fare should look delectable as can be.
One of our favorite methods of presenting hors d’oeuvres or appetizers is in glasses or translucent jars: this keeps the food bite-sized while exuding a certain level of sophistication. This look blends well with every known wedding motif – it’s a sure-fire way to get guests’ mouths watering during the cocktail hour or your reception.
See some delightful examples of this style in the pictures below from real weddings. Be sure to click on each photo for further inspiration!
Photo by Viera Photographics; Consulting by Tessa Lyn Events
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography
Photo by Eric Kelley; Consulting by SQN Events
Photo by Elizabeth Solano; Consulting by Levine Fox Events
Find out the pros and cons of having a buffet or sit-down service dinner at your reception, review delicious small bites to serve as late-night snacks, and read our interview with an expert caterer for tips on what to ask when hiring a catering company.