Wedding Food Trends for 2017

Wedding Food Trends for 2017“I do,” love wedding food, don’t you? Part of the reason wedding food is so scrumptious and much-anticipated these days is that newlyweds are eager to embrace novel, quirky ways of taking their vows, and incorporating fresh food trends plays a big part in setting the tone for today’s weddings.

If you’re planning (or just fantasizing!) a wedding, here are some of the hippest wedding food trends projected to hit the big time in 2017.

Food trucks are the latest alternative to upend the formal, table dining experience. An especially popular choice for outdoor weddings in big cities, brides can use food trucks to cater the entire menu or opt for a smaller presence by using niche trucks for dessert or appetizers only. How fun would an ice cream truck be?!

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Personalizing the menu by serving foods native or special to the happy couple is another delicious trend making its mark on weddings. New Englanders can opt for a lobster course, for example. Or how about incorporating a taco bar for brides and grooms fond of happy hour? It’s all part of a bigger trend that has the happy couple branding the big day with lots of little touches that reflect their personalities.




Food tables devoted to theme ingredients are big this year, with items like bacon and salt leading the way. Flavored salts are a huge foodie trend and offering up a table or two of the granular stuff gives guests a fun way to spice up entrées, with tasty options including merlot, smoked sea, Hawaiian black, and bacon salts.

Speaking of everyone’s favorite pork preference, bacon tables are big this year! Why? Well, because everything goes better with bacon, right? Bacon wrapped shrimp, bacon truffles, bacon sliders, or bacon candy anyone? Yum!

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The wedding menu showstopper has always been the cake, or lack of it, and this year is no different. Gone are the days when cupcakes were au courant. Today you can expect to nibble on non-traditional but fashionable desserts such as macaroons or crepes. But don’t be surprised to see a totally out-there “cake” such as one made from tiered pizzas, or even cheese towers!

Thankfully though, for those with a sweet tooth, the drip cake is a popular alternative to the outdated three-layer white confection. This trending delicacy is an opulently tall masterpiece, first scraped smooth with a generous amount of buttercream, then coated with an obscene amount of luscious chocolate that’s allowed to drip freeform, down the sides of the cake.

Now that you’ve gotten a taste of the most popular wedding food trends, we’d love to hear your foodie ideas for 2017 and beyond!

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  • Food trucks sound like an amazing way to feed wedding guests. Talk about simplifying things!

  • These are such awesome ideas. The old way of catering weddings is so old and tired. These other options are so much more fun!

  • OMG, I had no idea there was so much to know in the wedding business! We just through my son a Bar Mitzvah, which is almost the same type of huge party. It’s exhausting to do all this research, thanks for doing it for us!

  • Oh these are such lovely trends. I always wish I would have had more flowers on my cake.

  • These are some really cool ideas. If I ever get to help plan a wedding, I’m going to try and look at some fun alternative to the standard wedding cake.

  • Pam Wattenbarger

    I love the idea of the taco bar or theme ingredients. These are fun ideas for weddings.

  • These are awesome!! I have friends planning to get married this year. Sharing this with them!

  • These look interesting. I like to read about trends in general.
    But, most of family on both sides were married a long time ago.

  • Food trucks are super cool! It does look like a better way to serve guests for outdoor wedding venues. However, I can just imagine the frowns from the baby boomers! My grandmother would faint if any one of her grandchildren would go this route. Haha.

  • Food trucks??? That’s very interesting! Weddings get more elaborate as the years go on!

  • If bacon and salt are on the menu, then count me in. There is nothing better in my book. Even if I don’t know who’s getting married, I will still be there just for the bacon.

  • I have been seeing drip cakes everywhere! I can definitely see this being a trend and crossing over to the wedding world!

  • Food trucks are quite popular in weddings these days! I totally agree with these trends, they’re all over pinterest!

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