As you embark on your wedding planning journey, the venue, dress, and entertainment may be top of mind. While you start to plan all the details of your special day, don’t forget the importance of the food. Guests often list the quality of the meal as being one of the top things they remember from any wedding. Don’t disappoint! Provide your guests with an extra memorable experience by carefully selecting the right caterer and the dishes to appeal to your specific guest list.
Our expert tip is to offer light and delicious appetizers for a cocktail hour. The additional round of bites to the main meal will be much appreciated by your guests, leaving a lasting impression they’ll be raving about for weeks. Consider adding these mouth-watering appetizers to your cocktail hour that’ll keep your guests wanting more.
1. Elegant Bites
For an elegant touch, consider adding a variety of Canapés. A Canapé consists of a small piece of bread or a cracker, wrapped or topped with savory toppings. These are light, tasty, and alluring creations that your guests will enjoy trying each type to decide their favorite. These are truly a one-bite hors d’oeuvre that are perfect for a more elegant gathering. Plus, they’re easily customizable to match the theme of your event.
Offering a variety of meats is always a good thing, as you may have guests with dietary preferences or restrictions that prohibit them from eating certain proteins like red meat, for example. Seafood is always a great item to incorporate into your wedding day menu because it can be enjoyed in a plethora of ways. Mexican, Asian, or European flairs can be applied to seafood to perfectly complement the rest of your wedding day menu.
3. Fan Favorites
Offer something tried and true that you know almost everyone will enjoy, like Sliders. These are popular food items that guests will know and feel comfortable with. Sometimes dishes that are familiar are also comforting and safe, and that’s a good thing to aim for when feeding a large crowd.
4. Level Up
Although hors d’oeuvres are typically one-bite wonders, they can also pack tons of flavor. Think of ways to take an average appetizer and bring to the next level. Take grilled shrimp and impress your guests and their palates by wrapping it in bacon. Both indulgent and delicious, they’ll leave guests enthusiastic about how tasty the cocktail hour was!
When you choose Deco Catering to cater your wedding, you are selecting more than a caterer. You are opting to go with professionals that have decades of experience, a winning menu selection, and the ability to help you create the perfect menu for your special day. You can count on us to provide you with chef-inspired dishes that are crafted using only the freshest ingredients, and customized to fit your guests’ needs and preferences. Every aspect of your meal will be beautiful, from the look of how each bite was carefully crafted to the taste.
Inquire now to learn more about how Deco Catering can help you bring your wedding reception food to life! We’ll take care of the everything from the hors d’oeuvres to the late-night snack, and even the bar.