Top Ten Wedding Food Trends

No matter what the occasion, people love to eat! Having something trendy or interactive always adds a little fun to a wedding or event. We dove into the top wedding food trends in 2018 and we were not disappointed. Some trends are new and some are older but trends are important to keep in mind when you are finding your personal style. Whether it’s trendy or not, don’t feel like you have to use or avoid something if you love it. Take a look at this year’s foodie finds!

  1. Donut Bars

Donut bars have been trending for a while now but are still incredibly popular. For the non-traditional bride and groom, a donut bar wall or tower is the perfect alternative to a wedding cake.

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2. S’mores Bars

These are something that is coming back and was essentially the first “bar” style dessert to have at a wedding. Having guests get up and create something during the wedding makes the day more fun and personal.

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3. Geode Cakes

Couples and humans alike are getting into more earthy materials like rocks, geodes and crystals, to incorporate in their weddings. Being closer to nature and spiritual aspects in life make couples feel more at ease. Weddings are starting to incorporate geodes in cakes in a multitude of ways. Cake designers are embedding rock candy geodes in the tiers of the cakes along with adding toppers and accents of geodes to give an edible earthy vibe to the special day. Bakers have also mastered the art of painting geodes onto cakes to not take away any space from the cake making the beautiful rock 3D.

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4. Food Trucks

Food trucks are come and go with weddings. They can be very specific to the kind of wedding that you are having. Fortunately, there are a plethora of food truck options to choose from. You can also choose to have these for your your dinner, cocktail hour, or late-night snack! For instance, a barbecue food truck for dinner would be perfect for a more laid back wedding but not great for a black-tie affair, unless it is served as a late night snack. If you wanted a late-night snack however, any kind of food truck would work for any type of event because it is not the main source of food and at the end of the night people are looking for grab and go food before they go home.

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5. Midnight Snacks

As you can see, the late night snack choices are endless! Some couples are now choosing to have midnight snacks. Whether it’s an In-N-Out burger food truck or a build your own grilled cheese bar for those late-night munchies, guests really appreciate having that little extra bite before they go home.

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6. Naked/Semi-Naked Cakes

Naked cakes or semi-naked cakes are cakes with little to no frosting on the outside of it. Most of them are made with the frosting in between each tier of the cake and nothing more. These are becoming very popular in rustic and outdoor weddings because they do not have to worry about the cakes melting as much. Some are topped with fruit or powdered sugar.

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7. Personalized cake toppers

Couples are all about personalizing their weddings to have a unique, one of a kind look. From look-alike figurines and hilarious characters to favorite quotes, couples are making statements with their custom cake toppers.

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8. Pies Instead of Cake

Not everyone loves cake and that’s okay! There are so many other options to have for dessert. Pies are the big trend now for a cake replacement because it gives the sweetness that guests are expecting from an after-dinner treat. Pies can be served in slices or in miniature pies, similar to the cake to cupcake serving standard.

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9. Soft Pretzel Bar

Soft Pretzels are an up and coming trend in the wedding food world. Since pretzels are not sweets, some couples will choose to put this out during the cocktail hour instead of appetizers or as a midnight snack. With that in mind, if you know your guests aren’t the sweets crowd, pretzels may be the perfect way to end the meal before the party and to soak up the alcohol at the end of the night.

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10. Floral Cocktails

Adding edible flowers to your signature cocktails is a super fun element during the spring and summer seasons. These cocktails can be infused with different floral and herbal flavors to bring a freshness to the drink. Having a light drink during hot days is very refreshing for your guests.

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Food is something that brings people together no matter what the occasion. Being able to use food at your wedding to create a fun and different experience will help stand out from the rest. Being true to your style and at the same time choosing items that are palatable to your group creates a win-win in the tum-tum!

 

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