Thoughts on having mini foods at wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

I think it’s totally appropriate for the time of day. Depending on what kind of facilities you will have to cook and serve from and how much help you will have, you can find appetizers and mini things at places like Sam’s and Costco.

Post # 3
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We did it!  We got married at noon and had a reception at 1.  We had sliders, mini Chicago dogs, grilled cheese and reubens along with tater tots, mac & cheese, mini milkshakes, rootbeer floats and cupcakes.  Our guests RAVED about it.  Our venue was an upscale hotel (Sofitel) and we just ordered off their appetizer menu instead of lunch or dinner.

Post # 4
4732 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

heatherdanyel:  No caterer is going to specialize in mini foods, however any caterer well versed in weddings should be able to handle things like that. What you are describing is more like app size foods, so contact caterers and give them your menu ideas and see what they can do. Trust me, they get LOTS of requests for all sorts of things. It won’t be a new request for them. 😉

Post # 5
1168 posts
Bumble bee

I love all things miniature and that sounds like a fantastic idea. Mmm

Post # 6
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is a fabulous idea, and I would be very excited about it as a guest! Granted, I would end up eating WAY more than I wanted to, because mini foods are so fun to eat (mini quiche is my weakness) … but I’d certainly leave happy!

Post # 7
2302 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

we’re having mini lobster rolls as an appetizer at our wedding. my advice would be – don’t approach caterers asking if they ‘specialize in mini foods’ – because that’s very unusual. simply ask if they have ideas to scale down your favourites. our caterer immediately said ‘absolutely – i know a bakery that makes a mini brioche, i’ll use that with the same filling’ – they may have ideas on how to make your minis 🙂

Post # 8
65 posts
Worker bee

Several caterers do this in my area and they call it an appetizer package. 

Stuff like mini grilled cheese with tomato soup shots, mac & cheese served in martini glasses, sliders, mini quesadillas, fondue bites (sausage and a shot glass of fondue!), and all sorts of that kind of stuff. Someone in your area is bound do have it on their catering menu.

Also if your venue allows you could have a food truck come by too. That was a hit at the last wedding I went to.


Post # 9
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

heatherdanyel:  We had a formal evening wedding- and still choose to go with smaller foods. My husband and I don’t like formal, stuffy dinners… we thought this was the best options. For passed appetizers, we had chinese cartons of mac and cheese, and some other things I don’t remember the name of….and then later, we had stationed apps.  There was grilled veggies, tomato soup and grilled cheese- and many other things (we choose the food, though I barely got to eat and now I am having a hard time to remember.  It worked out well, and the food– it was presented well.  There was more than enough food to go around, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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