Have you been dreaming about your wedding day since you were little? While other elements like the dress, the venue, and the entertainment are all important aspects of a wedding, food is the most important thing to get right (hands down!). Lucky for you, there are so many wedding food ideas for you to consider. Go the traditional platted route, host a buffet, have fun nighttime stations or even a food truck!
At the same time, all these different wedding food ideas and options can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve rounded up nine wedding food ideas to give you a little inspiration:
1. Herb Roasted Chicken and Rice with Fresh Apricot
A chicken option is a must at any wedding since it’s so versatile and fits so many people’s tastes. However, that doesn’t mean your wedding food ideas need to be boring. Request chicken that is marinated in spices to give it some extra flavour and flair, and pair it was rice and some fresh apricot. The fresh apricot goes well with chicken and livens up the dish. It also adds a pop of colour to the plate.
2. Filet Mignon with Roasted Green Beans
Another popular and classic wedding catering staple is filet mignon (or some kind of steak). Filet mignon can be made a variety of ways – by grilling, pan-frying, broiling or roasting, so don’t be afraid that the steak at your wedding will taste like everyone’s else’s steak.
There are also so many options when it comes to what to pair with the meat. Roasting some fresh green beans to compliment the meat is always a good choice.
3. Taco Truck
Taco truck! If you have yet to indulge in a taco truck you’re missing out and definitely need to consider this option (or a food truck of some kind) for your wedding. Sometimesm your favourite restaurant will even have their own food truck, so it can’t hurt to ask them while planning your wedding!
These trucks are a nice touch to a wedding because even though it’s tacos, it can be gourmet, and there are so many options for guests to choose from. It makes for a fun experience for the guests and you can be sure they’ll be raving about the food truck for months to come!
4. Brisket & Mashed Potatoes
A nice juicy, tender brisket is a mouth-watering dish sure to please the meat lovers at your wedding. When cooked right, brisket is one of those classic dishes that pack a punch.
Pair these delicious wedding food ideas with mashed potatoes and cover both in a luxurious gravy and you’ll have one wedding meal that your guests won’t soon forget.
5. Mac & Cheese Station
Like food trucks, food stations at weddings have become very popular in recent years. You can have a food station for almost any food you can think of. This option is extra nice since you can think about what you and your soon-to-be wife or husband like and what kind of food represents you, and then turn it into a food station.
If you’re having a wedding on a cold, snowy night, it would be nice to offer a nighttime stack of something hearty, like mac and cheese. This will satisfy your guests’ midnight appetite and send them into the cold with full bellies. Mac and cheese is one of those wedding food ideas that almost everyone loves, so it’s always a great option to consider.
6. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Stuffed portobello mushrooms are a great vegetarian option. Portobello mushrooms are nice and big so you can get a lot of stuffing in.
Some stuffing options include zucchini, spinach, sweet onions, garlic, and more. We can bet even some non-vegetarians will go for this option!
7. Coco Butter Sea Bass
Sea bass is such a versatile dish and seems to be one of the most popular wedding food ideas when it comes to fish. In this dish, you’ll find parsnip purée, radish cake, fava beans, mushrooms, charred radicchio and red wine jus. This is one dish that won’t disappoint!
8. Poutine Station
Another favourite for the food station options is a poutine food station. You can really have the chef play around with this. Consider serving up different types of poutine, like Mexican poutine with red peppers, ground beef, and sour cream, or add in smoked meat for a smoked meat poutine, or even butter chicken!
There are so many options here and even if you go with just the traditional poutine, you’re sure to see a lot of smiling faces!
9. Ice Cream Truck
Now, we can’t forget to include an ice cream truck on this list! Top the night off with an ice cream cone, ice cream sandwich, or even go for the chocolate fudge sundae. Your guests will love you for it!
As this list of wedding food ideas show, there is a multitude of options to consider when planning your wedding. Whatever you chose, we’re sure your guests will leave your wedding full and happy.