One thing people remember after a wedding is over is the food — especially if it was particularly unique or bad. Put some thought into the food you offer to keep guests happy. Check out these expected wedding food trends for 2019 covering everything from the wedding cake to late night snacks.
Cocktail Hour Wedding Food Trends
Don’t worry about having a lot of waiters on hand to pass hors d’oeuvres or appetizers. One of the latest wedding food trends is charcuterie boards, grazing tables, or sharing platters. Let guests help themselves to a sampling of their favorite bites. Interactive bars to allow for drink customization are on the rise. So are custom cocktails, such as signature wedding drinks.
Statement wedding cakes promise to be the big thing for 2019, although dessert tables remain popular. Hand-painted cakes and cakes with unexpected shapes, colors, or tiers of varying sizes are surpassing naked wedding cakes. Cakes with monograms, metallic accents, and textures are popular. Some couples are even choosing savory wedding cake alternatives, such as a cheese wedding cake.
Main Meal Service Wedding Food Trends
Couples have moved away from offering meal choices, family-style dining, and standard buffets. Instead, they’re choosing interactive food stations or having multiple small plates. These meal alternatives give guests a more unique experience and makes your wedding more memorable..
Late Night Snacks
Skip the food trucks and messy snacks, such as ice cream sandwiches. This doesn’t mean that you can’t offer a late night treat. Just choose something less likely to stain guests’ fancy clothing and require a lot of hand washing. A lot of couples are choosing edible wedding favors guests can enjoy on the spot or take home. Couples are also offering more sophisticated snacks or snacks that have personal meaning to them.