Love is in the air and with this season of renewal so to is there a renewal in trends that set the standards for Weddings in the coming months. Food is no exception to this rebirth bringing a more personalized and reinvigorated sense of creativity to your palette and means of serving. Whether you are working with a venue or bringing outside catering ask about trying some of these hot new alternatives.
The way you’re served changes based on budget but also trend. As the world becomes even more fast passed and most of our lives transfer to a digital format millennials and beyond are looking to events such as weddings to bring people together. Believe it or not the trend for 2019 is a serving style that is slightly formal but more conversational with tavern style table layouts and creative banquet set ups. These mixed settings allow for more mixing and mingling while still being true to the desires of the couple for a more upscale event.
The internet has expanded the world beyond just our own back doors and has brought an appreciation for foods outside our country as well. As more and more couples bring together families of intermixed faiths, nationalities and cultures so to are they paying tribute to their country of origin. Coupled are bringing together culinary traditions that not only extend the boundaries of traditional wedding food but give their guests a chance to experience something new.
Cakes aren’t the only thing with drama this season as desserts of all kinds are also finding their home in reception halls. Cheesecake, donuts, pies and more are replacing or working alongside the classic wedding cake giving guests options they’ve never been offered before. Not only are the desserts changing but they are being displayed in elaborate ways. Cake free standing on swings, donuts hung along large installed walls and much more. Look for creative and unique and creative dessert options this year.
Offering guests snacks after the dinner has ended and the party extends into the night isn’t a new concept but its gaining momentum. Couples are finding small treats like mixed nuts and even pizzas to satisfy their guests through the evening. Comfort foods are becoming a later evening staple for coupes to mention to the caterers as the consult goes on.
While weddings have become all about personalization couples are passing this personalization off to guests by bringing food to their wedding in the form of bars or stations. These small set ups allow for guests to “build their own dish” personalizing along the way in a buffet sort of setting. Couples are opting for a variety of stations including tacos, salads, desserts and mixing in their cultural favorites from above.
Food can be a huge expense so going with all these trends at once may eat away at your budget quickly. Picking a single option and sharing this with your caterer to see if it is something they offer is a way to stay at the for front of the 2019 trends without spending even more.