If you are throwing a winter wedding, one of the most important aspects to the reception to take into consideration is the food that is served. There are many different ways to go about doing the food, all the way from a buffet style meal to full simple appetizers. If you don’t like the stuffy atmosphere of a sit down meal, and want the guests to be able to mingle with one another, one of the best options available to you are hors d’oeuvres. These small, tasty snacks give individuals the ability to eat finger food while talking to other guests. The hors d’oeuvres move around the reception room by servers, so guests never need to congregate close to the food table. And, there are many different food types you are able to incorporate into your wedding food, so guests are always able to select new bite sized morsels of food without holding a large plate. Of course, since it is a winter wedding, you need to serve food according to the season. You don’t want a bunch of light, cold meals, that is going to leave the guests desiring more. You want to make sure the guests feel warm inside and are able to take in something substantial, without overeating while standing.
From here, you need to serve the food that is more substantial and is able to fill your guests up. You want more of a comfort food than the standard hors d’oeuvres, as pigs in a blanket are far over done and not as classy as you are looking for (most likely). Comfort foods such as mac and cheese, potatoes, quiches and chicken can be perfect for your wedding, and it is still possible to class up the food so it comes off as up class, and not just deep fried food. You want mac and cheese with baked bread bits on the top – the kind grandma use to make, not the kind you find in a box! if you are looking for a DIY activity when preparing for your day, you can make these yourself in a cupcake tray or something similar. Other great ideas include cheese stuffed peppers or potato skins or bites, both would work great for a low key wedding, and can still add comfort to your guests in a fancier wedding.
Little skewers of various meats can also go a long way. Bits of chicken or shrimp can satisfy a wide range of guests because you can do so much with flavoring and dips. Quiche is a standard wedding finger food that is also elegant. You want to have something individuals are familiar with, so the quiche is an excellent choice for this option. Of course, there are many different kinds of quiche you can serve as finger food. You might want to have a vegetarian option and one that might contain some meet, or a beef broth during the cooking process. This way, individuals that are strictly vegan or avoid eating meat are able to be satisfied, no matter what you are serving (if everything has cheese in it, they aren’t able to enjoy on your food). With it all said and done, your wedding guests are going to love the food, whether it is served as the main meal or if it is during a cocktail hour before the reception takes places (while you are taking your pictures). No matter what you select, your guests are going to savor it!
Best of all, even if you want a classy wedding but don’t want to spend a considerable amount of money, you can bake all of these foods yourself. It is going to keep the guests happy, plus anyone on a diet is able to watch exactly what they eat, and the small servings are perfect for every guest you invite.