11 Unexpected Wedding Food Ideas

Delight your wedding guests with one of these unexpected (and delicious!) food ideas.

Shrink it Down
Sometimes mini versions of your favorite meals make even more of a statement than their full-sized counterparts. Here, a single meatball is topped with spaghetti and a bit of sauce for a classic dish that guests can eat in one bite.

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Lose the Fork
Make cocktail hour stress-free for guests by offering them foods that don't require utensils. These lamb-and-pistachio meatballs are served on toothpicks for extra-easy devouring.
Upgrade Your Comfort Foods
Your home-cooked favorites are instantly elevated when served in unexpected ways, like this gruyere-and-white-cheddar mac-and-cheese served in a dainty ramekin.

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Keep it Healthy
Appeal to guests' lighter sides by putting a few delicious good-for-you options on the menu. This baby-Greek salad is a mouthwatering appetizer that is a cinch to whip up.
Serve Breakfast for Dinner
Breakfast is always a crowd-pleaser, so why not serve it at your wedding? This bacon cup filled with scrambled eggs is an elegant twist on the classic morning staple.
Include a Beverage
Complement your favorite meal with a cocktail. For a black-tie wedding, try caviar and vodka. Having a more laid back affair? Sliders and a craft beer are just the ticket.
Let Guests Help Themselves
An abundant buffet is a great way to ensure everyone gets what they want, but it also creates an appetizing focal point. One tasty buffet option is a cheese station with an array of mild and strong flavors, different textures, and cheeses made with goat, cow, and sheep milk. Add labels so guests know what they're diving into, then pair them with breads, fruits, and nuts.
Make it Interactive
A DIY food station is a great conversation starter that allows everyone to help themselves. This adult snow cone station stocked with cups, crushed ice, and mojito, peach daiquiri, cosmo, and margarita cocktail syrups.
Elevate Your Drinks
Think shots are only for frat parties? Think again. These wedding-worthy sangria-inspired gelees are infused with sweet wines and subtly undercut with citrus flavors, making them elegant and delicious.
Don't Forget Dessert
Though dinner is the main course, delicious desserts will ensure your wedding ends on a sweet note. One unexpected option? These nutmeg-dusted beignets served with mini malted milkshakes.
Photo: Christina HolmesPhoto: Christina Holmes Try a Late-Night Snack
Keep the snacks coming-especially after eveyone's worked up an appetite on the dance floor. Hold them over with something to nosh on, like these mini hamburgers in poppy-seed buns, prepared by Callahan Catering.

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