Brides who are handling their wedding and reception themselves are always on the lookout for easy ideas when it comes to food. Often considered the most difficult to plan and the most expensive part of a wedding, the food is important. These 5 ideas will make things easier on the bride while pleasing the guests!
1. Yogurt Bar
A yogurt bar allows guests to serve themselves, eliminating the need for servers, and it’s perfectly appropriate for a reception – especially a mid-day reception.
Yogurt can be kept in iced containers for guests to grab, and all sorts of toppings and add-ins can be kept along the bar. Things like granola, crushed cookies, gummy bears, etc. are perfect for a reception yogurt bar.
2. Taco Bar
Another perfect self-serve idea, a taco bar is more appropriate for a lunch or dinner reception. The beauty of this idea is that only 1 or 2 dishes will need to be kept hot while the rest can stay at room temperature or sit on ice dishes.
A taco bar can alleviate some of the stress by allowing guests to get their own food, and it’s the type of food that is usually a win-win with everyone!
3. Fruit Kabobs
This is a wonderful idea to go along with various other appetizers or light foods during a reception. It’s also incredibly easy to create.
Fruit dip can be placed between the kabobs, or they can simply be stacked on a platter for guests to grab as they wish. Simply cut fruit into cubes and place on skewers in whatever pattern you’d like! Smaller fruits (grapes, strawberries, etc.) can remain whole. It’s also a beautiful and visual addition to any appetizer table.
4. Popcorn Bar
A popcorn bar is a fun idea that will appeal to every guest. It’s also super easy to create.
You simply set up jars full of different kinds of popcorn, from caramel to chocolate to plain. Guests can scoop out what they’d like into little bags or containers provided.
5. Chocolate Fountain
Last but not least, a chocolate fountain is a delicious and fun idea for a reception food. It can be surrounded by all sorts of things, from diced fruit and cookies to fudge and more.
This is perfect for reception guests, who can opt to just eat the food without the chocolate, especially if they’re unable to eat chocolate for some reason.
Overall, each of these ideas work very well in a reception setting and help the bride keep the costs low as well as the stress!