Dinner With A Difference

Put a new spin on traditional reception meals with these inspired ideas.


    Not loving the idea of a buffet meal or formal sit-down dinner on your big day? Behold four fabulous ways to buck the trend when it comes to wedding eats. 

    Pizza Party

    Everyone loves a slice of gooey pizza, so why not don your reception tables with red chequered tablecloths, starched white napkins, bottles of red wine and vases full of freshly picked flowers and treat your guests to a slice of Italy with a mobile wood fired pizza oven. A fun addition to a pizza menu is dessert pizzas – caramel and apple, strawberry and cream cheese or banana and chocolate are all sure to hit the spot for guests with a sweet tooth.
    firedpizzaovens.co.nz
    mizzoni.co.nz 

    Four-wheel Feast  

    Meals on wheels just got modern – pick your cuisine style, then find a food truck will travel to your venue, park up and then provide guests with tasty street food that’ll go down a treat. This is a fun, relaxed way to feed your guests and provides a great talking point too! Think hotdogs, tacos, smoky pulled pork buns, delicious dumplings or fish and chips in paper cones – create the menu that your heart desires.
    flyingtrestles.com 
    mexikai.co.nz 

    Barbecue Bonanza

    For an authentic backyard feel, a barbecue is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Take standard fare to the next level with a mobile caterer who offers gourmet, slow-cooked barbecue meat options that are both juicy and tender. Theme your barbecue fare with cute flags and bunting in red, white and blue for a fun Americana feel – mini hot dogs optional! For non-meat eaters, provide lots of beautifully fresh salads such as herby slaws and nutty couscous and yummy vegetarian kebabs.
    thebigsmokebbq.co.nz
    stus-smokinbbq.co.nz

    Potluck Pick and Mix

    If gifts just aren’t your thing, ask your guests to bring their favourite dish to the reception in lieu of a wedding present. You’ll save money and you’ll get to enjoy an amazing array of food prepared with love by your family and friends. For a fun spin on a potluck dinner, try a potluck wedding breakfast or brunch. Gourmet French toast, fresh homemade mueslis with seasonal fruit and yoghurt and flaky croissants bursting with smoked salmon and dill cream cheese. 


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