Expected Wedding Food Trends for 2019

One of the things people tend to remember after a wedding is over is the food — especially if it was either particularly unique or bad. Check out these expected wedding food trends for 2019 covering everything from the wedding cake to the 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 some drink customization are also on the rise, as are custom cocktails, such as signature wedding drinks.

Wedding Cakes

Statement wedding cakes promise to be the big thing for 2019, although dessert tables do remain popular. Naked wedding cakes are being surpassed by hand-painted cakes, and cakes with unexpected shapes, colors, or tiers of varying sizes. Cakes with monograms, metallic accents, and textures are popular. Some couples are also choosing savory wedding cake alternatives, such as a cheese wedding cake.

Main Meal Service Wedding Food Trends

Couples have started to move away from offering meal choices, family-style dining, and standard buffets. They’re moving toward having interactive food stations or having multiple small plates.

Late Night Snacks

Skip the food trucks and the messy snacks like ice cream sandwiches. This doesn’t mean that you can’t offer a late night treat, however. Just choose something less likely to stain guests fancy clothing and require a lot of hand washing. A lot of couples are opting for edible wedding favors that can be enjoyed on the spot or taken home for later. Couples are also offering more sophisticated snacks or snacks that have personal meaning to them.