The hungry wedding guest: Shake up your wedding food with these ideas!

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We’re all familiar with the traditional wedding sit down meal. Usually three courses, followed by the speeches and then the evening party. But if your wedding food is leaving you a little lacklustre, you’re hoping to reduce your budget or perhaps you want to wow your guests and try something a little different then read on!

A hog roast

What could be better than stepping into your reception venue and the succulent smell of a hog roast wafting through the room. It’ll drive your guests crazy! Hiring a hog roast is a lot easier than you think – click here for more information –  and the cost can easily be worked into your wedding budget, if you’re hoping to save money on your food budget then this could be the answer. Serving a hog roast also gives your guests chance to mingle and does away with the stuffy seating plan that keeps your great Aunt away from your second cousin.

Afternoon Tea

What could be better than pretty, delicate china and beautifully decorated cake stands brimming with little sandwiches, cakes, treats and scones? Afternoon Tea is an English Tradition so incorporating it into your wedding celebrations is perfectly simple. You can hire a catering firm to create this for you, or if you wanted to save money on your food budget, you and your family could help create the platters yourselves.

Towers of small, delicate sandwiches might not seem very filling, but you’ll be surprised at how well fed your guests will be. If you’re really worried about your guests being hungry – particularly later in the evening – then you can always incorporate another meal or treat for guests to enjoy later on.


Holding your wedding outside? Why not make it a really personal affair and have a good old fashioned cook out? Don’t worry, your new partner won’t have to stand over the grill all night, you can hire BBQ teams to do all the hard work for you. Take it step further and let your guests build their own burgers, then let them be grilled to perfection by the experts. Got vegetarian guests? No problem just add a few veggie options to the menu!


Everyone loves pizza and if your wedding is a more casual occasion or if you and your partner just love pizza then there’s no other option then to indulge your obsession. You can create a pizza bar and hire a professional wood fired pizza crew to cook your creations to perfection! Pepperoni, Ham, Pulled Pork, three different types of cheese – even pineapple! The possibilities are endless.

Ice Cream

Not for a full meal of course! Hiring an ice cream van or cart for the day is a great little addition to any wedding party. Guests can choose what they want from what is available and sit and enjoy their ices in the sunshine. What could be better than a 99 on a hot sunny day?

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