A wedding is a very special event and you will want to have the best of everything including the venue, decorations, flowers, music, lighting and food. In most cases, it’s the food planning that takes very long a great deal of detailing goes into it. Once you start researching, you will find that there are a large number of options to choose from; one of the major decisions you will have to make is whether you want a formal and elaborate sit-down dinner or prefer something more informal.
The fact is that most guests now prefer the latter and are more than happy to reach out for finger food that is being offered to them by servers who mill through the guests. It’s also great to see a variety of finger foods at the buffet table and your guests have the flexibility of tasting bite-sized pieces of various foods. Read more on how finger foods has evolved.
It’s definitely an interesting way to plan for food your wedding. Here are 4 benefits of opting for Finger Food at your Wedding:
#1 Seating arrangement
Once you decide to have finger foods at your wedding dinner you do not have to be bothered about organising for any elaborate seating arrangements. It’s a great option for a home wedding or even a larger casual wedding held at a wedding venue.
#2 The Cost Factor
This is one of the major benefits of finger food. It helps you save in a big way on your weddings costs. It’s a much better idea to settle for high quality finger foods rather than the lowest quote for any plated food. You will end up spending far less and your guests will be happy too – which is a dual benefit. You won’t have to worry about going over budget on your wedding planning and will not have to cut back on the guest list either.
If you are planning on having a full plated-meal, the food & alcohol bill might total 50% of your entire budget. But when you opt for finger food, you can bring that down to 30%. This works for a lot of people and they find that when they opt for finger food, they can also opt for top quality dishes.
#3 Simple Catering
In addition to the actual cost of the food they save on, the catering itself becomes less complicated, and therefore it’s cheaper too. Simpler catering also means you have less to worry about and you can focus more on just getting the food planning right.
#4 The Attraction Quotient
If you have attended any wedding at which finger food was served, you may have noticed that guests have a definite attraction for it. The food itself looks great, can be designed and served very innovatively and creatively. Apart from this, when there is finger food at a wedding, it gives your guests the freedom to move around and mingle with the rest of the guests, even as they enjoy the food. There is a certain amount of satisfaction to being able to pick up little bits of food with your fingers and switching to something else that catches your fancy.
Things You Can Serve
So, if you have decided to serve finger foods at your wedding the next thing you must be wondering is about the kind of foods you should serve. There are a number of options to choose from. You can opt for themed finger foods or a fusion. The latter is an amazingly creative way of serving food and an excellent way of catering to different palates. You can opt for foods such as:
- Bite-sized sandwiches
- Miniature tortilla wraps
- Bite size tartlets
- Mini quiches
- Caramelised red onion with goat cheese
- Roasted peppers and mozzarella
- Prawn wantons
- Crispy duck pancakes
- Teriyaki chicken pieces
- Thai prawns
- Tandoori chicken
- Individual kebabs
- Toasted bruschettas
As you can see, there are a number of finger foods you can choose to serve at your wedding. After all, a wedding is a celebration and food becomes a very important part of it. Opt for these simple and creative foods and see the faces of your guests light up in delight.
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