Not keen on doing the traditional thing for your wedding? One way to surprise and delight everyone is to do something unusual with the menu for your reception.
We all know the wedding mantra: something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Why not make the “something new” on your special day an interesting twist on the food? If you’re worried about the budget, get an RCS Personal Loan up to R150 000 to help you breathe easier while making all of these important decisions.
There are so many ways that you can cater a wedding, and a traditional, sit-down meal can be so boring. We’ve got some out-of-the-box ideas to help inspire you.
Artisanal food trucks are very trendy right now. You see them at all the best markets, at sporting events, down by the beach and even in shopping centres, with every kind of cuisine from laid-back burgers and fries to more unusual Polynesian or Peruvian fare. So why not have one, or several, at your wedding?
Depending on your budget, you can hire one or more trucks to feed all of your guests. This will work for a reception that has tables, chairs, and a seating plan, as well as for a far more informal setting. A food truck is an especially good idea if you are having your reception in a venue that isn’t set up for weddings, like a forest or someone’s back garden.
MINI MEALS ARE THE NEW FINGER FOODS
Finger foods have always worked well for a non-seated function or as starters before you get everyone to their seats. However, there’s a great new trend that is turning the idea of finger foods on its head. It started with sliders replacing full burgers and has moved on to cover a wide range of meals. Think mini tacos, little bowls of pasta, shot glasses of soup, and paper cones filled with fish and chips.
The best part is, you don’t have to stick to one style of food. Additionally, you and your guests can fill up on the choices that you like best. You can have a buffet table filled with different options for your guests to pick up and nibble on. They can load up plates and head back to their seats, or eat them as they stand and mingle with the other guests.
CAKE POPS FOR DESSERT
A big, traditional wedding cake can look amazing (especially for Instagram), but carving it up so that each guest gets a slice can be a bit of a pain on the day. A lot of couples have turned to alternative ideas to having one cake.
Having cupcakes on a stand to mimic the towers of a normal cake is quite a popular way to change things up. However, if you want to be really trendy and give your guests something a little different, cake pops are the way to go. You can get a wide variety of styles, decorations and tastes, and your cake stand will look like a fairground of treats.
DIY ICE CREAM SUNDAES
A little bit of make-it-yourself is always good fun at an event – even a wedding. The perfect place to add this trendy touch is when it comes to dessert. Even if you have a completely traditional main course and starter, you can have some fun with a DIY dessert station. Ice cream sundaes are delicious, and have so many different options for toppings, so you and your guests can make a range of original creations. You can also all bring out your inner child when it comes time for pudding.
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Whether you want to go completely non-traditional or just want a touch of something different, you can get the right feel by thinking outside of the box when it comes to your wedding menu. Need a little help with the big day? Get an RCS Personal Loan to see you through paying the deposits and ensure that your wedding really is as special as you deserve. It’s a fast application process, and you get a decision in seconds, with cash in your account within 24 hours. Apply for your RCS Personal Loan here.