Your reception menu doesn’t have to be boring. If you don’t mind breaking with tradition, consider unique food that will impress your guests. Whether you’re hoping to save money on your food budget or want to show off your creativity, here are five fun culinary ideas:

Cookies and milk


Remind your guests of this ever-popular childhood favorite — simple, yet so delicious. Whether you go with chocolate chip cookies or serve a variety of flavors, you can’t go wrong with these sweet delights.

Mini-grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup shots


This delicious comfort food pairing is perfect for a casual fall or winter wedding. To add variety, consider offering an assortment of breads and cheeses such as cheddar, mozzarella and provolone. 

Food trucks


The food truck phenomenon isn’t just for street corners and festivals. Food trucks are a great option for a casual outdoor wedding, and milder fall temperatures ensure your guests will be comfortable. From barbecue to tacos and a variety of made-to-order options, your hardest task will be selecting a food-truck vendor and deciding on a menu. 

Dessert stations


Want to serve an alternative to wedding cake? A dessert station featuring an assortment of pastries, cookies and baked goodies will be a popular after-dinner spot. Considering pairing your dessert station with a coffee and tea bar for more variety.



Another childhood classic, s’mores are the perfect addition to an outdoor rustic wedding. Your guests will delight in the gooey, chocolatey deliciousness. 

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