Delicious Wedding Food Alternatives

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If a fancy four-course meal isn’t your idea of food heaven, some of these tasty wedding food alternatives…

When we heard that Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan will be providing none other than kebabs as their wedding food it got us thinking, what other yummy dishes can you serve at a wedding? Check out these nine tasty wedding food alternatives!


Is breakfast your favourite meal of the day? An idea adopted from our American cousins, brunch weddings are growing in popularity across the UK and Ireland. Get creative with added touches like cereal and omelette bars and serve alongside bucks fizz. You can even design your very own personalised wedding cocktail. Just a hint, we adore breakfast martinis! Also, when is there ever been a better excuse to have a donut wedding cake?

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Clockwise- Brides Magazine, Wedding Chicks, Cosmopolitain, South Bound Brides


Putting on a huge barbeque is the perfect way to wow your guests at an outdoor festival or fete wedding. Provide anything from steak to sliders- the world really is your oyster! Kindly ask each of your guests to bring a side dish for a pot-luck style buffet that will help to break the ice and keep everyone satisfied.

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Clockwise- Intimate Weddings, Style Me Pretty, United With Love


Who isn’t a fan of pizza? Ensure all your guests remember your wedding forever by giving them a yummy option that they won’t forget. Pizza vans are available to hire all over Ireland creating bespoke, artisan pizzas in minutes.

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Clockwise- Woodfired Pizza Amore, Handle the Heat, pizza Dreams

Afternoon Tea

Elegant finger sandwiches, cakes and scones washed down with a glass of bubbly; afternoon tea is the pinnacle of elegance. Search car boot sales and charity shops for mismatched china to create a vintage feel.

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Colin Cowie Weddings, Itsy Bitsy Vintage


Winter weddings call for hearty and filling food and you just can’t go wrong with pie, champ and mushy peas. Gourmet pies are a huge foodie trend at the moment so get creative with flavours. If you’re dotty about pies round off the day with a pork pie wedding cake available from local bakers as well as supermarket chain Marks and Spencers.

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Pieminster, Costco UK

Hog Roast

Many venues will offer a hog roast option as an unusual substitute for a buffet. Laid back and fun, most people are a fan of the tasty pulled pork. You don’t have to worry about your guests going hungry either as caters will usually provide bread rolls, sides such as coleslaw and a potato option.

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Clockwise- Spitting Pig North Wales, Carvery UK, Southern Brides


If you and your partner have a sweet tooth give your wedding a French theme and hire a crêpe van! Crêpes are easily customised and will keep even the fussiest of guests happy.

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The Dingle Crepe Van, We Love Weddings Abroad

Fish and Chips

Everybody, and I mean everybody, loves fish and chips! Hire a mobile fish and chip truck to cater your wedding breakfast and provide all the chip shop classics. Many businesses are happy to supply plated food but serving this yummy feast on plastic containers is more fun and means less clear up at the end. Bonus!

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Clockwise- The Chip Van, Rock My Wedding, Style Me Pretty


Traditional rustic food is totally in vogue at the moment. Provide each of your guests with a gourmet picnic containing wheaten bread, artisan dips, posh pork pies and local cheeses. Pack it in a cute little picnic basket for a Pintrest worthy wedding feast!

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Clockwise- Elizabeth Anne Designs, The Natural Weddign Compant, Flickr


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