Most brides are nervous during their wedding ceremony but the reception is all about relaxing, having fun and eating! We understand that planning your NC wedding catering can be bit of a chore, so we’ve highlighted a few amazing ideas that should make it easier to plan your menu.
Do you want the elegance of a sit-down plated dinner, but want to give your guests the opportunity to mingle? A fabulous option to consider is using appetizer stations for your fall wedding catering!
Appetizer stations keep your guests out of their seats allowing them to stand and talk, get their food and keep the fun moving.
Mini Salad Station
A mini salad station might be your most customizable option! These are typically served as a first course before a plated meal or heavier hors d’oeuvres. Guests have a choice of different salads served in a variety of ways.
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Serving mini salads in individual glasses, oversized spoons, stuffed into peppers or mini wedges are all great ideas.
Double Starch Station
Just imagine a variety of white and sweet potatoes, different kinds of grits, or a variety of macaroni and cheese dishes. All of these items can be served in martini glasses, so even your down-home comfort foods have style! They even have a name, Mashtinis.
An excellent option for kids and vegetarian guests, pasta stations give you lots of flexibility. Serve a few different pastas, sauces and include toppings such as a mixture of cheeses and veggies.
If you’re using carving stations for your NC wedding catering, we suggest brides place them at the end of the hors d’oeuvres table. This will feature them as a main dish option.
A few ideas for your carving stations are top round beef, smoked or glazed ham, roasted turkey breast or pork loin. These are perfect for your NC wedding catering menu and make delicious mini sliders for your big day.
Stick with the miniature theme. It makes dessert so much easier and you can go wild with cupcakes, a candy buffet, ice cream bar … you name it. An interactive dessert station will be a big hit with kids and adults alike. Featured above are mini lattice pies. These cute miniatures can be served in groups or individually.
Hors d’oeuvres stations by Catering by Design are totally customizable for your NC wedding catering. Some couples use them in addition to their plated meals while others choose hors d’oeuvres stations to make the entire meal. We would love to help you with your NC wedding catering needs. Call the kitchen today at (919)481-2366!