If you want to go beyond the traditional one-meat and two-sides approach to a plated dinner, have a reception filled with an innovative variety of cuisines. Here’s what we’re predicting to see more of in 2014 — be sure to grab a plate, napkin, and silverware because it’s mouth-wateringly delicious:
Cheese - Brie, gouda, parmesan, asiago, and swiss — the options are endless. Pair your favorites with dried fruit, berries, nuts, and seeds.
Photos (from left to right): Hearts & Horseshoes Photography
Beverage Dispensers - Prior to the ceremony, mix up big batches of flavored water, lemonade, and sweet tea. Let guests serve themselves with their own mason jars and patterned straws.
Photo: Jillian Tree Photography
Taste Testing - What’s a taste tasting station include? Think: A variety of breads, olive oils, wines, craft brews, or chocolates.
Brunch - For those couples getting married on a Sunday or day-after luncheon, consider having eggs, bacon, pancakes, cinnamon buns, and fresh fruit.
Photos (from left to right): Sugar and Soul Photography
Food Trucks - Surprise your guests at the end of the night with a meal on wheels. Ice cream, donuts, french fries, or sliders, perhaps?
Photo: Abbie Rufener Photography