Wedding ceremonies typically last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour or longer. And, let’s face it, your guests might get a little hungry or thirsty in that amount of time, especially if they’ve traveled a long way to reach your wedding venue. Which is why it’s a very thoughtful idea to serve a cold drink and perhaps even a snack to guests once they arrive at the ceremony.
Chilled water is always appreciated, but if you have a little more cushion in your catering budget, you might consider serving glasses of celebratory champagne or sparking wine. There should also be a non-alcohol option available—perhaps lemonade, iced tea, or flavored water. And if your think your guests might be peckish, supplement the drinks with a light snack—something like popcorn or pretzels will do the trick. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pre-ceremony snack ideas below.