Give your guests something to talk about with these great reception ideas
In these food-centric times your guests are likely to remember what they ate at your wedding more than the flowers or the speeches – these unusual wedding food ideas will definitely give them something to talk about…
Did you know that fortune cookies like these beauties by Raymond Tan (@rymondtn) make brilliant unusual wedding favours? You can have children’s versions, ones with ice-breaker questions or even include your own personal messages. Try Yumbles or Bunting & Barrow.
3. Ultra-modern cakes
The traditional wedding cake has had a makeover thanks to the likes of Instagram stars such as Raymond Tan (@rymondtn). Homegrown contemporary cake makers include the amazing ARD Bakery (pictured), Malarkey Cakes and Simon’s Bakery, all of whom manage to transform eggs, sugar and flour into something truly out of this world.
4. Pretty in pink brunch venues for your hen do
London is awash with the prettiest pink cafes and they’re perfect for a hen-do brunch or an American-Style bridal shower – and obviously they look amazing on Instagram!
We love Peggy Porschen’s new Chelsea Parlour which is as sugary sweet as they come.
EL&N has six locations across the capital, each one prettier than the next.
If you always choose a biscuit over a slice of cake you might want to reflect this on your big day with a biscuit cake. London-based Maid of Gingerbread makes bespoke biscuit sculptures as well as cakes made from your favourite biscuits.
6. Marvellous meringues
If you’d like your wedding day sugar fix with a crunch then The Meringue Girls can help. They make meringue favours, cakes and delicious heart-shaped pavlovas that will go down a treat with your guests.
7. Wine for any time…
Remember when we weren’t sure about screw caps on wine and now they’re all the rage? Well the clever people at Nice Drinks are about to do the same for wine in a can. Their pale Rose and Sauvignon Blanc wines are perfect for hen dos or even to help you with a bit of late-night wedding planning!
8. Pub grub goes posh
Sausage rolls, pineapple on a stick and pork scratchings are all great wedding fare these days. Even the humble scotch egg has had a revamp courtesy of Handmade Scotch Eggs and Gourmet Scotch Egg.
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