If an intimate getaway for the two of you feels like a better use of your wedding fund than a sit-down dinner for 100, we’ve got you covered. Increasingly, couples are foregoing plated, sit-down wedding reception meals and opting for flavor-filled cocktail parties.
It’s the perfect way to enjoy great gourmet wedding food on a budget. Other benefits include:
Consider these three popular and budget-friendly cocktail reception ideas.
Who doesn’t love to see a server headed their way with a tray of scrumptious seafood appetizers? They pair beautifully with still and sparkling wines, beer, and mixed drinks. Using the one-bite, one-hand format gives guests a mess-free nibble that lets them hold a drink in the other hand. Tasty ideas include:
Pasta is the perfect choice for a cocktail reception. It’s cost-effective, filling, universally loved, and delicious. A mini pasta bar features slightly smaller portion sizes, which is great for a more informal reception.
Guests can enjoy chicken or shrimp and an assortment of vegetables (mushrooms, broccoli, onions, and tomatoes). Pair the pasta dish with a side of bread sticks, garlic bread, and salad for a more complete presentation.
Here’s another perennial party favorite that pairs beautifully with wine, champagne, beer, and liquor. When discussing your antipasto bar selections with your wedding caterer, remember to appeal to all the senses. You want it to be as visually pleasing as it is tasty. Think about the aromas, textures, and colors of each item you include.
A lovely blend might include:
Remember: It’s 100 percent possible to have the wedding of your dreams and the honeymoon of your dreams. It's about finding a catering option that fits your style, your budget, and your wedding.
Chef's Catering is made up of a talented and creative team of professionals. We are dedicated to providing superior quality foods, flawless presentations, and service beyond comparison. We design our menus to meet the preferences and specifications for your special day. You can expect fresh, quality foods prepared in ways that please both eye and palate.