As the height of the Arizona wedding season approaches, we are excited to share 2016 wedding catering trends that our Arizona wedding couples have embraced.
Locally-Sourced Wedding Foods
As the interest and demand for locally sourced food increases, wedding couples are looking to feature fresh, locally-sourced food items. Locally sourced salad greens, herbs, and vegetables; goat cheeses from your local dairy farm down the road; or local honeys are several options.
New Trends in Wedding Seating Charts
The conference room feel of 8 or 10 person round tables are long gone – quite literally. The trend in 2016 is long rectangular tables or a mix of long rectangular tables with small, square and round tables. Rectangular tables become a canvas for creative centerpieces and wedding décor. Looking to create a sense of drama? Go with super LONG tables – which provide seating for 24 or 48 wedding guests each.
Wedding Beverage Catering & Specialty Cocktail Bars
Many Arizona wedding couples are interested in offering specialty cocktail bars with a Mixologist creating custom signature, personalized or specialty drinks. Beer tasting and wine flight beverage stations are also very popular – especially since they encourage conversation and socialization during the reception. Just remember that it’s important to appropriately pair the wedding food you serve with the alcoholic beverages you’re serving your wedding guests during your wedding reception cocktail hour.
Wedding Dessert Selection
Many couples are choosing a selection of desserts rather than the traditional wedding cake. Mini cupcakes, cookies, gourmet donuts, and even ice cream samplings are very popular. The dessert is typically a reflection of the wedding couple’s favorite dessert.
The Role of the Wedding Caterer & Personalized Wedding Catering
Wedding couples are definitely breaking with tradition – looking for unique ways to personalize their special day. Your wedding caterer plays an extremely important role in presenting current trends to create your personalized menu that is not only delicious, but also well executed.
We would love to get creative with your wedding day cuisine!
As a full service caterer, Creations in Cuisine Catering can provide you everything you need for your special day, from wedding decor to your own special wedding reception dessert samplers.