Continuing with the best 2014 wedding trends, we’re going to talk about the best foods for breakfast catering in Raleigh for morning weddings. A morning wedding can be your unsung hero this season because they can be more affordable than afternoon and evening events. To help you plan your morning wedding, we’ve gathered some ideas that will make sure the food is perfect for all your guests.
Before we dive right into the food trends, let’s talk about timing. If you’re having a morning wedding, your guests are going to be eating fairly early. Try to serve breakfast between 9 -10:30AM and brunch typically takes place between 11AM – 2PM. Just remember that some guests’ stomachs might not be ready to handle heavy food, so make sure to have some light, fruity starters served with juice or coffee before moving on to the heavier courses.
Drink Time! One of the reasons a morning wedding can be cost effective is mainly because of the choice of beverages. We suggest starting guests off with a tricked out coffee and tea bar for both hot and iced drinks; hot chocolate, juice or fruit smoothies are great for the kids. Don’t forget the lemonade. If you’re serving morning-time cocktails, then consider bloody marys, mimosas or bellinis.
For the food, decide if your having a formal, sit-down wedding or buffet style meal. We feel a brunch buffet works best for morning weddings allowing guests to mingle while they fix their plates. Also, instead of a traditional buffet try to incorporate as many interactive food stations as possible. These are really trendy and keep the food lines moving. Some ideas for your brunch buffet and food stations could be a gourmet crepe, french toast or omelet station, biscuit or waffle bar, and mini quiche, mini breakfast soufflés or miniature eggs benedict. Instead of having traditional muffins and croissants, how about serving orange-scented scones and banana walnut bread? And don’t forget your vegetarian friends. Make sure to have a few different healthy options besides just a fruit salad.
Finally, if you are unsure of serving a traditional wedding cake at a morning wedding, then a great alternative is a gourmet waffle tower.
Catering by Design is your go-to caterer for weddings during any time of the day. Whether it’s morning, noon or night, you can expect menus to fit any budget and a staff that is passionate about what we do. Not only do we serve food, but we serve your family with a smile and style! Call us today, and let’s create a magical meal for your special day!