What sort of foods do you/your family like? What sort of wedding are you having (day time, evening). What sort of facilities will you have at the reception area – stove top? oven? BBQ? How many people will you be feeding?
1. Taco Bar
Have several meats available (chicken, ground beef, maybe some carne asada steak), beans (you could do pinto and black bean), warm flour and corn tortillas and then a bar of toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives, sour cream, onions, jalapeno slices, avocado slices. Maybe have several types of salsa available too – a fruit salsa (pineapple, peach, etc), a roasted salsa, and a fresh salsa. Plenty of guacamole too.
2. Pulled Pork / BBQ bar
Pulled pork, maybe some chicken or steaks. Serve with a couple type of BBQ sauce (a spicy one, a sweet one, etc). Cole slaw (great made a couple days ahead), green salad, rolls/biscuits. Maybe some mac and cheese, green beans smothered in bacon, etc.
Baked ziti, lasagna and stuffed shells freeze and reheat well. Serve with green salad, rolls, etc.
4. Sandwich bar
Have a selection of sliced meats available, then maybe some salads like chicken salad, seafood salad, etc. Selection of different types of rolls: finger mini-rolls, croissants, bread, pitas, etc. Serve with a topping bar: lettuce, red onion, pickles, tomatoes, green pepper slices, etc. Condiment options: mayo, mustard, maybe some neat mayos like cranberry mayo, different mustards (spicy, honey mustard, etc.), relish, etc.