You and your new spouse are going to be the main event of the reception, but the food comes in a close second. Traditionally, couples let their guests choose between steak, chicken, fish and a vegetarian dish. But just because this has been common throughout the years doesn’t mean you have to stick to it! After all, if you’re not a steak, chicken or fish lover, why serve it at your wedding? You can even get your friends and family involved with interactive food bars instead of having a waiter or waitress serve them. This way, they can create a plate all their own. Here are a few ideas to consider for your tasty reception:

Pancake bar
Having a brunch wedding reception? I don’t think there’s anything more perfect than a pancake bar. Offer your guests plenty of toppings to finish off their stack of flapjacks. From fruit and syrup to chocolate chips and whipped cream, they can make this classic breakfast treat all their own.

Biscuit bar
If you’re a southern bride, get in touch with your country roots by serving a bar equipped with warm biscuits. Your loved ones can drizzle on fresh honey and fruit for a light and delicious post-wedding snack.

Pickle bar
Share your love of pickles with your friends and family by having a unique pickle bar at your wedding. What’s better than biting into a cool, salty pickle? Provide different kinds from all around the nation and guests can pick their favorites.

S’more station
It turns out, you don’t have to be in front of a campfire to enjoy a good ol ‘ s’more. Bring the bonfire to your wedding and provide your guest with a s’more roasting station. Make sure you have all the trimmings: graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. You can even provide other non-traditional ingredients to amp up the flavor, like chocolate peanut butter cups, Nutella or fruit.

Popcorn bar
Popcorn is the ultimate snack to keep guests dancing well into the night. Serve it in big buckets decorated to your liking and offer creative toppings like chocolate, cheese, cinnamon, garlic powder, lemon butter, Italian seasonings and more!

Ice cream sundae bar
Sweeten up your reception with an ice cream sundae bar. Guests can come as they please and add all of their favorite toppings. Label each element with adorable food flags that match your wedding theme and color palette.

Which reception bar sounds tastiest to you? Share your thoughts with us!

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