Top Wedding food trends of 2018

If you’re tying the knot in 2018 and are looking for some wedding food ideas that are bang on trend, there are a few things to get your head around. Firstly, wedding menu trends 2018 very much break away from tradition – but if you want a formal sit down dining experience then don’t let this year’s added sense of ‘wow’ deter you. Secondly, embrace the bizarre. The more ‘out there’ you are, the more your big day will be remembered. Wedding meals are becoming quirkier than ever, so let’s take a look at some of the biggest food trends of the year.

1. Say ‘I Do’ with brunch

Brunch is the thing to do on a late Sunday morning but it is also now becoming a popular choice for couples wishing to keep costs down on their big day. A morning wedding is often cheaper than an afternoon or evening wedding because people don’t tend to eat as much and you can get creative with the food you serve. While a full-fat fry up is one option, you may want to go up market with a pancake station providing guests with a wide range of choices including banana batter.

Food stations are big news at the moment, so why not also set up somewhere where people can grab a freshly made omelette or a thirst-quenching mimosa? You could even have a table of pastries and breakfast goodies with muffins, croissants and other delights sure to go down a treat.

2. Make food an experience

When it comes to wedding catering, how about thinking outside of the box and making food an experience rather than a necessity? So, instead of passing around canapes on a tray or sitting everyone at tables where they are routinely served three uniform courses – why not consider having a live chef cooking up make-to-order dishes? Think about it, when you go to a Japanese restaurant and food is fried up and tossed up before you, the meal itself becomes more of an occasion. It’s something you remember for a long time so mimicking this experience could be a real winner on your big day.

3. Spruced up comfort food

One of the biggest wedding catering trends 2018 is spruced up comfort food; food you’d usually eat at home in your jogging bottoms but with a stylish twist – think chunky chips served in beautifully customised cones which feature the bride and groom’s name and the date of the wedding. Another great idea is laying out different kinds of tacos which guests can tuck into alongside individual martini glasses delicately layered with fresh guacamole, sour cream and salsa to create a pretty design. Of course cheese is a must and you could even have someone serving up little pots of chilli if you want to go the extra mile.

Again, something like a taco bar or a posh fish and chip station would work nicely at a rustic themed wedding. You could also do posh pizzas with toppings such as Parma ham and artichoke or goat’s cheese and sundried tomatoes. A little creativity is all that’s needed.

If you’re looking for a reliable catering company for your big day, Chives Caterers offer a wide range of interesting and creative food that’s ideal for weddings. Serving Ashford in Kent and the surrounding area, we offer a top quality service which perfectly complements our exceptional menus. Find out more today.