April 11th, 2014
Evening and night weddings are by far the most popular,and they give you lots of freedom in terms of food, fashion and fun. These can be as formal or casual as you like while still keeping an elegant ambiance.
At Catering by Design, we want your Raleigh evening wedding catering to be a meal to remember. We’ve put together some of our favorite ideas to help you plan a perfect reception.
For starters, your guests will be expecting a full meal unless you say otherwise on the invitations. If you decide not to have a full meal make sure to serve plenty of heavy hors d’oeuvres. Featured above are finger sized fish-n-chips. Not only do they fit several of the 2014 wedding trends, they’re also heavy enough to substitute for a full meal if you pair them with complimenting options. Other ideas could be mini burgers, mini cheese steaks, and interactive food stations such as a build your own potato bar.
Most brides and grooms serve a full meal for their Raleigh evening wedding catering main course.
A southern buffet is always a huge hit and a great option for spring, summer and fall weddings. You can also jazz up a buffet by separating the serving stations and making them more interactive. An idea for a interactive pulled pork station, especially in North Carolina, would be to offer plate and sandwich options complete with buns, coleslaw and most importantly the sauce. Make sure to tempt your guests’ tastebuds by having both Eastern and Western style.
For dessert … you’ve got a ton of options. You can go big, especially if you’re not serving a full meal; or you can go small with trendy minis such as cake pops, mini tarts, mini cheesecakes, and so on. Cupcake towers are also still very popular. These allow you to have several different cake options to make sure all your guests have something sweet to eat.
Catering by Design, your go-to Raleigh evening wedding catering company, is here to serve you and family with style and grace. We deliver the freshest foods, in the highest quality, with a creative style that is suited to your individual needs. Give us a call! Our team is ready help you create the menu of your dreams.
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