Catering Trends: Wedding Menus You’ll Love in 2018

Much like fashion, catering trends come and go from year to year – perhaps nowhere as noticeably as in wedding menus.

Wedding caterers like to anticipate the coming trends, so they can be more responsive to their brides, grooms and families who go in search of something unique and memorable. Over the next year – definitely throughout 2018 – these are some of the wedding menu trends that we expect to see lots more of.

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Make Your Wedding Menu a Brunch

Catering for weddings has expanded in a variety of ways but, in the coming year, we anticipate an increase in receptions held during the prime brunch hours.

Brides are embracing the many benefits of having their wedding earlier in the day. Sunday brunch weddings will become more popular next year, for a few reasons. Most venues charge less for non-prime-time events and a late-morning wedding calls for brunch catering.

Also, because guests are likely to be less hungry at this time – and less interested in eating a large meal – couples can save money on their caterer.

Wedding Catering with Chef-Action Stations

In 2018, we predict that wedding catering will become much more interactive.

Think baked potato and street taco bars where guests can dress their food to their liking. But, to make the experience even more fun for guests, wedding menus will feature chefs in action.

Flambeeing, carving, tossing and cooking to order food stations not only give guests an interactive experience but it also allows them to have some input on their food. And watching a chef deftly handle a flaming crepe or carving knife is like dinner and show combined.

Comfort Food Wedding Menus

The crazier the world gets, the more we turn to things that are familiar and comfortable. You will see this reflected in wedding menus, themes and decor over the next year.

Caterers are ramping up their mac-and-cheese game. Other comfort food favorites include roast beef, baked potato soup and even mini burgers and fries. Even soup will become a popular wedding menu fixture in the coming months.

You’ll see this trend carry over into desserts too. Doughnuts, caramel apples, chocolate chip cookies and even old-fashioned ice cream sundaes will appear on dessert tables across the country.

Of course, at Brown Brothers Catering, we believe that you deserve to have the wedding of your dreams, no matter what the popular trends may be. That’s why we work with our clients to create the wedding menus they really want. We have countless options and themes or, if you have your own ideas, we will find a way to make them a reality. We are locally owned family business with many years of experience bringing happy couples’ dreams to life. Contact us today to learn more about how our exceptional catering services can help you have the wedding menu you truly want.