While you don't want to serve anything at your wedding so "out there" that your guests are tempted to sneak away and grab a slice of pizza, it is smart to hire a caterer who knows the latest trends and can keep your wedding menu from seeming generic. For our next issue of Brides Colorado, I've been interviewing caterers on their favorite new ideas. One trend that seems to have taken hold? Midnight snacks. "After a night of dancing and drinking, guests really appreciate having something to eat before leaving the reception," says Callie Cornell, the catering sales manager at Hotel Jerome, a RockResort, in Aspen. "We've been doing a lot of sliders—it's a nice, filling comfort food." Also popular at the Hotel Jerome? Action stations, particularly sushi stations. "Stations give guests the opportunity to interact with chefs, ask questions, and learn a bit more about the cuisine and how it's prepared," says Callie. "Plus, people always love variety."
What about you? Are you opting for action stations or serving a midnight snack at your wedding? For more catering ideas, be sure to pick up a copy of the Fall 2010 issue of Brides Colorado, on newsstands in mid-August. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Colorado