Continuing with the hottest wedding trends for the season, this post will focus on our favorite food and drink ideas that all the experts are talking about. Catering By Design is one of the top Raleigh catering companies for weddings, social parties, and business events. We have menus for pretty much every occasion. Brides, you should call us to set up a FREE menu tasting for your wedding. If you feel like we missed something, just tell us and we can customize any menu to your liking. You’ll get nothing but the best when you pick Catering By Design over other Raleigh catering companies.
Drink & Be Married
Champagne toasts will be a huge trend this year. Even champagne towers will be back in grand fashion for more formal affairs. For casual affairs, you’ll see signature champagne cocktails with fruit and Mimosa bars. Another big hit will be smaller signature drink options. Small wine samplings, flights of craft beer from local breweries, or shots of different bourbons are also great ideas to start with.
Instead of having an open bar with everything, wedding planners are seeing more couples offering their favorite local wines, spirits and beers from their favorite local breweries and distilleries, or importing their favorite craft drinks from their own hometowns, or home state if they’re transplants.
Taste of Heaven
Skip cocktail hour and think more along the lines of tasting stations instead. Today’s couples want to show off their favorite foods in manageable, bite sized portions. A great place to start is a mini mac’n’cheese bar, oyster shucking station, or maybe even a taco stand. For the main course, serve it family-style. Family-style gives you a little bit of both worlds. Family-style can be somewhat casual and laid back, but upscale at the same time. For non-traditional couples, consider getting a local food truck to provide the meal and be a little different. Food trucks were gaining traction last year at wedding receptions and should be an even bigger hit this year.
This year, snack trays might be the new dessert table and candy bar. Just when wedding guests think the party is winding down, the newlyweds crank it up with late-night treats and snacks that are butlered right out to the dance floor. Sweets like warm, fresh baked cookies and brownies served with milkshakes will surely get the party started. You could even incorporate a snow cone stand, or cotton candy machine. Let your guests know that you’re not just going through the motions.
Wedding cakes will be glammed out, covered with metallic icing and glitter dust. You might even see brides stepping out of the fashion box by mixing gold with silver on the same cake.
Raleigh Catering Companies
Brides, none of the other Raleigh catering companies can compare to the food and service provided by Catering By Design. We’re a Wedding Wire award winning catering company for a big reason – big time flavors and big time savings. Call us today and schedule your FREE wedding menu tasting. Our friendly staff is waiting.