Creative self-serve wedding food bars are a an appealing alternative to the traditional sit-down style wedding reception and a fun way to infuse some variety into your wedding food selections while letting your wedding guests decide when and what they want to eat.
Today we have some chic self-serve wedding food bars you need to see.
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, and you decide that you want something other than the traditional catered sit-down wedding reception, you should also look at some other creative and fun ideas for wedding and food drink, including these wedding menu ideas from Wolfgang Puck, as well as these delicious comfort foods to serve at your wedding.
When of you think “wedding bar”, you most likely envision a bar at a wedding that serves alcohol. But the bar style of serving easily and efficiently can extend to serving wedding food and non-alcoholic beverages as well.
Here are some self-serve wedding food bars you need to see, reblogged from the knot:
By Rachel Torgerson
“I hate being chained to a table at weddings,” says Michelle, who got married at Mavericks Lodge in Half Moon Bay, California. So, instead of a sit-down meal, she opted for substantial appetizers throughout the reception and a make-your-own sundae buffet for dessert. She’s not alone — tons of couples and caterers alike are opting for festive and creative make-your-own food bars at the reception and serving everything from the first course to the midnight snack in a fun, interactive way. Below, our six favorite make-your-own food bars to make your stomach grumble.
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A Make-Your-Own Sundae Bar (Complete with Toppings!)
Michelle wanted to give guests a sweet treat with a bit of an interactive feel, so she set up a make-your own sundae bar at the reception with toppings and ice-cream cones!
PHOTO BY NATALIE FRANKE PHOTOGRAPHY
Add-Your-Own Sauces and Seasonings BBQ Bar
PHOTO BY CLOVE PHOTOGRAPHY
A Rustic Popcorn Bar
Shauna and Jamie kept things casual at the reception with a fun snack idea: popcorn. Complete with retro popcorn bags and plenty of different shake-on seasonings, guests loved the simple setup.
PHOTO BY ATELIER PICTURES
A Make-Your-Own Taco Bar
In lieu of a sit-down dinner, Kassandra and Evin hosted a Mexican food buffet that included tacos, their favorite food.
From the album: A Relaxed Wedding on a Family Farm in Corbett, Orgon
PHOTO BY JAMIE FENDER PHOTOGRAPHY
A “Mashtini” and “Mactini” Bar
Can you think of a cuter idea than “Mashtinis” and “Mactinis” in actual martini glasses? Guests at Shelby’s Little Rock, Arkansas wedding filled up traditional barware with regular mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or mac ‘n cheese and whatever fixings they wanted.
PHOTO BY ANNIE MCELWAIN PHOTOGRAPHY
A Crostini Station with Toasted Breads and Spreads
Rachel and Jason’s wedding was stocked with tons of local eats displayed in creative ways. One of our favorites has to be their crostini station that included lots of grilled and toasted breads and crackers with local cheeses, meats and pickles.
From the album: A Villa at Sunstone Vineyards Wedding in Santa Ynez, California