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Breaking Tradition: Innovative Approaches to Serving Food at Your Wedding Reception

Updated: Nov 18, 2023

When most couples experience wedding food, the most common ways of receiving said food is via buffet, or banquet (plated). Unbeknownst to many, caterers have added fun and unique ways to feed your guests. Here are our favorites beyond the buffet!

· Family style

This style of service envokes memories of Thanksgiving meals or for us, Sunday afternoon lunches after church. Family style allows your guests to enjoy intimate conversations with their tablemates while giving them freedom to keep eating without having to get up while filling their plates. If you have seen the option for farm tables from the venue, this would be perfect for family style!

· Food station

Food stations are great if you're at a venue where you have the opportunity to stretch the floor. With individual stations, you have the option to have a more relaxed timeline as this service is seen as more casual and laid back. If you also have guests who have specific dietary needs, it grants them the opportunity to head straight to their desired menu at their leisure, rather than having to sidestep through a buffet, walking past food they won't be getting anyway.

· Cocktail style

One of the most unique styles of service, cocktail style will ensure your guests have a memorable wedding reception that they will be talking about for a long time after. This is for couples who have a very specific theme in mind, or those who have a morning or afternoon wedding reception, where the reception won't be the last meal of the day for their guests. Cocktail service is perfect for the couples who want an extended cocktail hour vibe that is super laid back and minimalistic.

No matter the type of food service you desire, contact Deshebrado Catering and Events for excellent wedding food and services!

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