Comfort Foods Are A New Wedding Food Trend




Today we highlight comfort foods as a new wedding food trend.

While the type of food that you serve at your wedding reception is determined in part by whether you have a sit down or buffet style wedding reception, you can still include some great comfort food at your wedding reception whatever its style.




First, before you decide on your wedding reception style as to wedding food, you should check out our handy infographic 4 wedding reception choices (with pros and cons!) to help you decide, as well as our top 10 reasons to have a brunch wedding.

After carefully reviewing the things you should consider when it comes to your wedding food and catering options, you decide that you want something other than the traditional catered sit-down wedding reception, you should look at some creative and fun ideas for wedding and food drink, including these wedding menu ideas from Wolfgang Puck




One wedding catering trend is DIY wedding food stations which are a fun way to let your guests serve themselves when it’s time to eat. Another hot, new wedding trend is interactive wedding food and drink stations where your wedding guests can customize their food, desserts and drinks.  In this type of setting, you can have a chef, bartender or sommelier on hand to interact and explain the origins of a dish, dessert, wine or other beverage to your wedding guests.

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One wedding catering trend is DIY wedding food stations which are a fun way to let your guests serve themselves when it’s time to eat. Another hot, new wedding trend is interactive wedding food and drink stations where your wedding guests can customize their food, desserts and drinks.  In this type of setting, you can have a chef, bartender or sommelier on hand to interact and explain the origins of a dish, dessert, wine or other beverage to your wedding guests.

And for the environmentally conscious among you, with concerns about the impact of the serving and disposal of food at your wedding on our environment, there are several eco-friendly wedding catering options available for you to consider.

If you decide that you are not going DIY with your wedding food, then you want to check out this quick guide to hiring a wedding caterer, in infographic form

Here are some delicious comfort foods to serve at your wedding, reblogged from the knot: 

For a lot of your guests, the most memorable part of the wedding is the food. And your menu options do not have to be limited to just chicken and fish! Some of the most memorable menus we’ve seen involve lots of comfort foods. Imagine your guests’ faces when they walk into your reception expecting to see the typical trays of canapes and instead find mini chicken fingers? Below, 16 of our favorite comfort foods to give you some delicious inspiration Warning: Do not read on an empty stomach!

Homemade Biscuits

Delicious biscuits can take the place of typical hors d’oeuvres because they’re small and can be passed around.

Wedding biscuits | Liz Banfield Photography |blog.theknot.com

Liz Banfield Photography




Mini BLTs

There’s no reason you can’t serve one of the most classic sandwiches ever. You can even up the wow factor by imprinting the letters “BLT” in the bread like this couple did.

Wedding BLT | Ira Lippke Studios |blog.theknot.com

Ira Lippke Studios

Tiny Cheeseburgers

If you serve satisfying cheeseburgers (or even veggie burgers for vegetarian guests!), we guarantee your friends and family will never stop talking about how amazing your wedding food was.

Wedding cheeseburgers | B&G Photography | blog.theknot.com

B&G Photography

Cute Ice Cream Cones

Nothing goes with cake better than ice cream.

Wedding ice cream | Kate Osborne | blog.theknot.com

Kate Osborne

All-American Hot Dogs

We love the idea of hot dogs for a backyard wedding or a fun Fourth of July bash.

Wedding hot dogs | k. thompson photography, LLC | blog.theknot.com

k. thompson photography, LLC

Classic Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

There is no comfort food better than grilled cheese and tomato soup. Remember all the times you swore it would make you feel better when you were sick as a kid? Create nostalia at your wedding, but make the meal more adult by serving smaller sandwiches and soup in drink glasses for dipping.

Wedding grilled cheese | Scott Campbell Photography | blog.theknot.com

Scott Campbell Photography

Southern Fried Chicken

Yes, it might be a little messy, but that’s what the 200 pretty, personalized napkins you ordered are for.

Wedding fried chicken | Tanveer Badal Photography | blog.theknot.com

Tanveer Badal Photography

French Fries With a Side of Ketchup

How pretty are these cocktail glasses filled with ketchup and french fries? The dipping sauce is right at the bottom and the glass makes it easy to carry around so your guests won’t get french fry oil all over their hands.

Wedding french fries | Larissa Cleveland Photography | blog.theknot.com

Larissa Cleveland Photography

Playful Doughnuts

You could have these with your cake or they could take the place of your wedding cake altogether for a unique twist on wedding dessert.

Wedding doughnuts | Nikki Closser Photography |blog.theknot.com

Nikki Closser Photography

Savory Chicken and Waffles

If you want to take fried chicken one step further, serve this classic duo with a side of maple syrup.

Wedding chicken and waffles | Kathryn Krueger | blog.theknot.com

Kathryn Krueger

New England Lobster Rolls

Buttery bread plus lobster equals a meal your guests will dream about forever.

Wedding lobster rolls | Jenny DeMarco Photography | blog.theknot.com

Jenny DeMarco Photography

Fried Macaroni and Cheese

A macaroni and cheese bar is one of our favorite wedding ideas, but if you want to serve the dish as a finger food, consider frying it up and putting it on a stick.

Wedding fried macaroni and cheese | Michelle Lindsay Photography | blog.theknot.com

Michelle Lindsay Photography

Milk and Cookie Escort Cards

Give your guests a taste of what’s to come with these milk and cookie escort cards to lead them to their seats.

Wedding milk and cookies | Mirelle Carmichael Photography | blog.theknot.com

Mirelle Carmichael Photography

Tasty Pies

This is another great option if cake isn’t really your style. You can work with your caterer to create pies in a few different flavors that guests are sure to love.

Wedding pie | AMB Photo | blog.theknot.com

AMB Photo

Cheesy Pizza

Everyone loves pizza, so it’s sure to be a huge hit at your reception.

Wedding pizza | Bonnie & Lauren | blog.theknot.com

Bonnie & Lauren

Make-Your-Own Tacos

Your guests will love a taco bar, and it’s a fun way to let everyone put their own twist on their meal.

Wedding tacos | Allison Maginn Photography | blog.theknot.com

Allison Maginn Photography