Wedding Trends: Comfort Food

What do you think you want your guests to remember most from your wedding day?  The stunning decor?  The party atmosphere?  The blushing bride or dapper groom?  For many of your guests, the most notable part of the wedding day will be the food. When a guest thinks back on what they ate at your wedding, they may use all 5 senses to bring them back to your big day– from the visual presentation, the “crunch” sounds, to the delicious aromas, the texture, and, of course, the taste! The dinner menu does not need to be limited to your typical chicken or fish dinner. That is why it is becoming more and more popular for couples to shy away from the buttoned-up traditional menus and move toward the more relaxed feel of comfort foods for their guests to indulge in.

If you worry that comfort food will make your wedding seem too casual, think again! Just look at these awesome elevated comfort food ideas! Think of fancy French fries seasoned with pink himalayan sea salt and paired with delicious dips such as garlic aioli, truffle mayo, and chipotle ketchup.  These are not fast food!

Martha Stewart Weddings Photography: Gemma & Andrew Ingalls

Another great cocktail hors d’oeuvre is grilled cheese and tomato soup. Simply shrink down the sandwich sizes and place them over soup shooters. Adorable.

Martha Stewart Wedding Photography: Angie Wilson Photography

A fantastic main course idea is a taco bar. Serve the tacos buffet style and it will add a fun way for guests to choose their own fresh ingredients and toppings for this crowd pleaser!

The Knot Photography: David Lynn Photography

And who doesn’t love pizza? Pizza is destined to be a huge hit at your reception, so consider having it as a late night-snack to keep the fun eating theme going all night long.

The Knot Photography: Bonnie and Lauren

Try these ideas or create your own comfort food idea, and we are positive it will be a hit at your wedding!

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