Tasting Stations

Many couples are opting out of the traditional wedding meal. Consider tasting stations instead

The last thing you want is to have your guests be bored at your reception, but that can happen with a sit-down dinner. Sure, the food is wonderful and the
music’s great, but when they’re not eating or dancing, your guests are chatting around a table for hours, often with perfect strangers.

One way to avoid that is to set up tasting stations that are placed throughout your venue, each offering a different kind of fare and perhaps staffed with a chef.

You can incorporate favorite dishes — one station for the bride’s favorite, another for the groom’s — or perhaps a dish or drink derived from your love story.  The first kiss over pizza. The sangria you were drinking the night you got engaged. Make signs to tell your guests the significance of these special stations.

Only your imagination limits the kinds of food and drink you can have. Below are a few suggestions:

  • Sushi
  • Soup and salad
  • Mexican
  • Asian
  • Seafood
  • Carving station
  • Pasta bar
  • Cheeses
  • Crêpes
  • Potatoes
  • Mac and cheese
  • Children’s food
  • Ice cream
  • Desserts
  • Espresso
  • Wine and beer


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