The wedding reception menu has always been a big part of most weddings, from a sit down dinner of filet mignon and salmon, to a casual buffet with simple finger foods such as cheese, fruit and crackers. I, myself, like the buffet option better, not only because it’s more cost effective, but you can also give your guests quite an array of options to choose from; finding something delectable for every palate.
At my wedding, I let my caterers take care of the menu options, but now I wish that I would have had my own say in some of the menu items. I’m a little on the quirky side, so I would prefer to have a lot of fun food, like mini grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, or even french fries dipped in a ketchup shot glass – the comfort foods that everybody loves! If you like the mini food craze, you might also like this gallery of mini food, dessert and drinks ideas.
With a little bit of research and planning you can even create a do-it-yourself wedding buffet for a more casual home wedding. I just love the idea of making it more of a picnic rather than a gourmet meal. It sure beats the stress of over spending on food that your guests might not even appreciate.
Here are some of my favorite finger foods and wedding buffet menu ideas to help you get inspired. It’s not just about the food itself, but the presentation makes a huge difference. If you like this post, you might also like these Dessert Buffet Ideas.