January 20, 2016
The New year is well and truly under way and happy couples across the land are starting to consider the venues, food, styling and general theming for their big day – so what is it that we can expect to see trending in 2016?
Over the coming weeks we will be featuring a series of blogs with contributions from Emma Riddell at Goose & Berry – catering and wedding planning specialists. Emma has put together her thoughts and predictions for the season ahead, her big prediction is personalisation – not just in food & drink, but everything wedding planning.
Today we are looking at food – the general theme is informal with lots of food and big flavours.
Interactive food displays
Interactive food displays will be big – think food stations,
food created instantly, pizza ovens, wood burning stoves as well as ‘low and slow’ eg slow braised beef. Combine these with salad and buffet sharing platters. DIY stations will be popular amongst these, decorate your own cupcake, make your own burrito, cocktail bars and lemonade stands; these are great ways to get guests involved!
Comfort food will be popular throughout, with simple ideas and old favourites; these are likely to be served in food vans through from reception to late night snacks, including many options from pizza to hot dogs, ice cream and vegetarian to fish & chips. Why not start your wedding day earlier with a spot of brunch? If you are a big foodie, then two or three meals a day is definitely not too many! Think Bloody Mary’s, Eggs Benedict, bacon etc.
Dedicate a whole room to desert!
With all these new ideas it is still nice to stick to traditions.
How about combining both? A two course meal with a starter and main with a food station for desert, or a whole room dedicated to desert! Section of parts of your venue for different types of food, eg a cheese and biscuit area, chocolate area, fondue – take your guests on a journey. A relaxed, informal dining experience is a great set up for them to be ready to dance the night away.