When guests are headed to a wedding reception, there’s one thing on their minds: food. It’s one aspect of an event that can make a wedding stand out from the rest, and it’s definitely one of the best parts to kick the night up a notch. Looking for ways to impress the foodies in your life? We’re sharing five ideas below.

Smores

1. S'Mores Bar:

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Add a DIY element to your reception with a s’mores bar. It’s easy, budget-friendly, and the perfect snack to give your guests a little pick-me-up throughout the night.

Burgers

2. Burgers:

Summertime calls for a delicious burger, so why not have them at your reception? They’re a great surprise for those expecting a traditional reception dinner. Bonus: We added miniature mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup bottles to each place setting so guests could dress their burger just the way they liked it.

Fresh Foods

3. Fresh Foods:

Whether it’s a charcuterie board, tomato and mozzarella salad, or your favorite fruits and veggies, opt for a fresh option like this during your cocktail hour. It gives guests something light to munch on that won’t leave them feeling too full before the big meal.

Chicken and Biscuits

4. Chicken + Biscuits:

Fact: Calories don’t count on wedding day. These miniature chicken + biscuits were a total hit at Corey and Tanner’s wedding to hold guests over until the main course.

Bite-Sized Options

5. Bite-Sized Options:

Shrimp cocktail? Yes, please. Pass around a tray with bite-size options so guests have the opportunity to try a few different appetizers.

5 Ways to Impress

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Photos via Amy Campbell Photography.