Wedding Catering Trends

When it comes to a wedding, the catering is often the most expensive part of the planning process. There are a lot of different wedding catering trends and some are more expensive than others. People that have the money have the ability to go all out, but others that may not have a big budget may consider doing something creative.

The Heavy hors d’oeuvres

There are some people that make the decision to get married earlier in the day, and these people are putting together wedding catering plans that have heavy hors d’oeuvres. There is not a full course meal served in the same tradition as the evening weddings.

Catering Themes

Other wedding trends in catering include things that may be based on what the couple enjoys. It is not uncommon to see trends where a couple may have a seafood wedding menu if they are beach lovers. They may have a wedding where a barbecue and a cookout may be something that immediately follows in an outdoor wedding.

The main thing that one has to consider is the location of the wedding. In most cases venues that are picked as the reception locations do not allow outsiders to bring in their own food. Couples that are interested in bringing their own caterers we need to consider a location that doesn’t have these type of rules.

Traditional Catering

The buffet style has been something that has served as a blueprint for many wedding couples. This will usually be the meal that has a meat and two sides. This is the more traditional style meal for couples that are not really interested in going to much outside of the norm.

Restaurant Catering

Another hot trend in the area of wedding catering is the concept of having a particular food catered by a restaurant. Depending on the size of the crowd, it may actually be cheaper for a couple to consider this type of catering. It allows a group to pick a multitude of different food choices to appease many different groups. The trouble with traditional catering is that the selections are limited.

Photography Credit:
Dan Oksnevad Photography – Minneapolis Wedding Photographer