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A Taste of Celebration: Wedding Food and Sips"

One thing that guest remember at a wedding is the food and beverages (sips) and it's important to consider a variety of options to accommodate different tastes and dietary preferences. Here are some ideas for good food and cold drinks for your wedding:

Food:

  1. Hors d'oeuvres: During cocktail hour is the perfect time to offer a selection of delicious appetizers like mini quiches, bruschetta, shrimp cocktail, or stuffed mushrooms.

  2. Buffet or Food Stations: Consider offering a buffet with a variety of options, such as a carving station with roast beef or turkey, pasta station, and a salad bar. Food stations like a taco bar, sushi bar, or a mac and cheese bar are also popular choices.

  3. Plated Dinner: A more formal option is a plated dinner with a choice of entrees, such as chicken, fish, beef, or vegetarian options.

  4. Late-Night Snacks: After several hours of dancing and celebrating, guests often appreciate late-night snacks like sliders, pizza, or a dessert bar.

  5. Cultural Cuisine: If you and your partner have cultural backgrounds, consider incorporating dishes from your heritage into the menu.

  6. Vegetarian and Vegan Options: Ensure there are vegetarian and vegan options available for guests with dietary restrictions.

Cold Drinks:

  1. Signature Cocktails: Create signature cocktails that are meaningful to you and your partner. These can add a personal touch to your wedding and provides a way to control beverage cost.

  2. Open Bar: While offering an open bar with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is a popular choice, it can require a heaty budget. Including a selection of wine, beer, and a range of liquor for your guest can keep you guests in the spirit of the celebration.

  3. Mocktails: Provide non-alcoholic options for guests who don't drink alcohol or for guests of all ages. Mocktails can be as creative and tasty as cocktails.

  4. Water Stations: Keep guests hydrated with water stations featuring still and sparkling water, infused with fruits or herbs for added flavor. Bottled water on ice can be a quick grab & go option too.

  5. Soft Drinks: Offer a range of soft drinks, including soda, iced tea, lemonade, and fruit punches.

  6. Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate: Set up a coffee, tea or hot chocolate station with a variety with accompaniments like cream, sugar, and flavored syrups on the dessert or cake table.

  7. Champagne and Sparkling Wine: Consider having a champagne or sparkling wine toast during the reception.

  8. Fresh Fruit Juices: Offer a selection of fresh fruit juices, such as orange juice, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice.

  9. Milkshakes: If you're having a summer wedding, consider serving milkshakes for a fun and refreshing treat. For an added treat offer add ins like cookies, candy or alcohol.

Remember to work closely with your caterer and venue to ensure that they can accommodate your food and drink preferences. It's also a good idea to offer a variety of options to cater to different tastes and dietary needs, so all your guests can enjoy the culinary experience at your wedding.


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