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When you’re choosing your menu, you’ll need to consider whether your wedding will be casual or formal. It’s important that the food you serve matches the feel and style of the event. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Casual: Food trucks are all the rage in cities around U.S., so it was only a matter of time before this trend spread to weddings. Instead of serving a plated dinner or buffet, hire a few food trucks to create their specialties and allow guests to casually stroll from truck to truck. If you don’t live in an area with food trucks for hire, ask your caterer to create cocktail stations with fare inspired by the cuisine often served on trucks. We’re thinking Korean bulgogi tacos, lobster rolls, and empanadas.

Formal: Usually, a seated, plated dinner with three or four courses is the norm at a formal wedding reception. However, here’s a new twist – a multi-course tasting menu featuring small composed one or two bite plates. Yes, it’s a little out-of-the-box but it’s a fun idea for Top Chef fans and foodies. This meal style would likely work best for smaller, more intimate wedding receptions.

What type of cuisine are you serving at your reception? Let us know in the comments!