Wedding Ideas: Food Stations and Dessert Bars

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The trend of having food stations and dessert bars at wedding receptions seem to be taking the wedding industry by storm. Although some couples still prefer the formality brought by a sit-down course meal, buffet food stations have been quite popular in different countries over all the different seasons.

These food stations allow for flexibility and convenience, as it is easily dressed in accordance with the seasons and it also offers more for the guests. They can pick whatever they may fancy and enjoy the meal at their pace while doing so. Dessert bars are also a great wedding favors idea, as they double desserts-to-go once the party winds down.

Whether you are building your very own food station or getting a styled dessert buffet table, here are a couple of creative ideas to take these scrumptious tables up another notch.

Pizza Station. Of course, why not? Perfect for an afternoon wedding out in the garden or as a party grub during the late night dancing at the reception, a pizza station is an absolute crowd-favorite. Guests will never expect seen these scrumptious creations being served in a wedding but then everyone will surely get more than a single slice.

Take it up a notch: Made-to-order Pizza Station, complete with a brick oven and a wide selection of fresh ingredients for the guests to choose from.

Fresh Juice Bar. ldeal for couples who are more on the healthy side and for a more diverse mix of wedding guests in terms of age groups. Allow the guests to pick their own fruit or vegetable as they create their very own concoctions. Prep the slices and peel off the skins beforehand for a quicker line and also try to position the bar far from the stage or dancefloor to minimize the unwanted buzzing noise.

Take it up a notch: Mimosa Bar, adding bottles of champagne will transform this refreshing bar from day to night in no time.

Pie Bar. Move over cupcakes because there’s a new king in town. Pies are getting a comeback and this time they come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Serve all kinds of pies possible and your guests will surely be back for more. From tart lemon pies, to sweet berry-filled ones, and even to the savory meat pies, everyone gets to have a piece of pie that’s perfect for their cravings.

Take it up a notch: Mini Pie Bar, serving an assortment of individual mini pies that guests can carry around and even bring home.

Ice Cream Bar. Who could ever resist ice cream? Feature different toppings and sauces for the guests to build their own sundaes and parfaits. Make sure to stock up on the vanilla ice cream as this food station will surely be packed even after all of the dancing.

Take it up a notch: Milkshake Bar, with a few handy blenders and additional flavors for the kids and the kids at heart.