As much as food trends continue to impress more and more each year, wedding food still has a negative connotation: Expectations are often low, with guests envisioning dry chicken cutlets and under-salted steamed veggies on their plate.
We have LOTS of ideas on how blow your guests away with your menu, but perhaps the first step is to bend the rules and have a bit of fun! There's no etiquette book that says you have to serve certain foods in keeping with age-old wedding traditions.
Instead, consider the kind of food you enjoy in any setting—what do you really want to eat on the best day of your life? Skip the huge, fondant-covered cake and replace it with cupcakes in your favorite flavors (it seems like wedding receptions are the only places where fondant still rears its flavorless head, anyway). Want to avoid frosting altogether? Opt for pies instead. And a general PSA: Bite-sized food is always fun and is not reserved for children. Even at an adults-only reception, one-bite passed hors d'oeuvres will be a huge hit.
From cocktail hour to cake-cutting, any menu item that adds whimsy and fun to an already awesome day should be embraced. Without further ado, here are our favorite fun food ideas, inspired by real weddings.