5 Cute and Quirky Alternative Wedding Food Ideas
When you plan a wedding, food is one of the biggest considerations you’ll have, and also one of the most expensive. But if you want to break away from a three-course meal with all the extras, you can have a more relaxed dining experience and still enjoy all the taste.
You can have a menu that reflects the theme of your day, whether that be the color scheme or all the small details. Having a nautical themed wedding – serve shrimp and fish canapés! Is pink your color for the day – why not have candy floss and pink cupcakes! You can make your food work around you, your day and who you are as a couple.
We have put together five alternative wedding food ideas that are fun an quirky yet certain to make your guests happy.
It’s not the first thing you think about when it comes to wedding food, but pizza makes a delicious snack for your guests. With the advent of artisan pizzas, the quality has improved significantly (although everyone has a secret spot that has always made great pizzas.) Today you can hire caterers who will roll out fresh dough in front of your guests, offer wide range of toppings then have it ready just over a minute in a traditional clay oven. You can even get personalized pizza boxes so your guests can take home their leftovers!
Looking for something different and healthy to serve at your wedding? Then you should add sushi to your list! You can feature a sushi bar at your reception with a sushi chef preparing fresh sushi for your guests, or have waiters serving sushi at your drinks reception. Imagine your guests drinking champagne and nibbling on California rolls and tempura canapés, or marveling at a wonderful wedding display of sushi. Just make sure you use a caterer who has experience of making sushi and serving it at weddings.
Spanish food is delicious and a healthy choice for wedding food. Although they are tiny tasty bites, they are surprisingly filling and fun! Tapas encourage your guests to mingle with sharing dishes and they will definitely be talking about your cute wedding food. You can keep your wedding informal with some Mediterranean treats like patatas bravas, pintxo and tortillitas.
Savory or sweet, pies are a delicious comfort food. Whether you’re having a rustic or formal wedding, there’s always room for pie at a wedding! One option is to set up a pie table where people can help themselves to pies, after all not everyone likes cake or candy. There are some amazing pie filling combinations to have, so you might even be able to create your own special wedding pie filling - just don’t start making mad combinations like ketchup and coconut!
Ice cream sundaes
Everyone loves ice cream (well almost everyone), so why not ditch the desserts and embrace your inner child with some ice cream sundaes. Perfect for summer weddings where your guests will relish the chance to cool down, there are lots of companies offering their sundae services. Although having ice cream at a wedding is nothing new, it's still a popular choice with couples. There are so many options for weddings - sundaes based on your wedding theme, alcohol infused sundaes for grown-ups, you could even have a sundae bar and let your guests build their own ice cream sundaes!