Rustic weddings are a big trend right now. (See our earlier blog post on how to throw the perfect rustic wedding.) When it comes to what to serve at a rustic-inspired wedding event, the key is comfort – as in comfort foods, and a comfortable way to eat them. We love the idea of eating family-style. Pick-and-mingle and buffet-style are also good bets. Curious about what to serve at a rustic wedding reception? The following rustic eats will complement your theme and please your guests’ palates.
Affordable and delicious, we love the idea of setting out a rustic cheese spread for a pre-meal treat. Start with a variety of cheeses. Add bread and crackers. Mix in some fresh fruit. Pop in some pickles and olives. Finish with cured meats. For a how-to on putting together the perfect rustic cheese spread, visit Cool Mom Picks.
Rustic Main Course
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The key to making sliders wedding-worthy is the presentation. Be it BBQ, beef, veggie burgers or all three – your guests will appreciate the chance to relax post-ceremony with a juicy slider and fries.
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Dress up fried chicken by serving it in a waffle cone or bite-size on a stick.
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Pies on a stick? Yes, please. We love the idea of serving pretty pie pops after dinner.
Rustic Food Truck
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One of our absolutely favorite ideas for wedding reception rustic eats is easier, cheaper and more fun to to do than almost anything out there – a food truck! From gourmet Mexican to BBQ, Italian to ice cream, hiring a food truck will relieve stress and let your guests mingle about at their leisure. We recommend a two-hour window so people don’t feel rushed.
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