Surprise your guests with these unusual wedding food ideas.

For many years, weddings have been associated with traditional values, traditional food and traditional components, such as the dress, the bride being given away, and so on. Increasingly, though, couples are choosing a less traditional wedding day, that more represents modern life.

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As pointed out in a recent Huffington Post article, people are now getting married later and changing both the wedding day and marriage itself.

Wherever you are based in the country, you’ll find local venues to suit you, and it’s always worth shopping around for a place that will work with you to create a wedding day and menu that suits you.

If you are in the market for Essex wedding venues, you might consider looking at The White Hart ( to see if it might fit the bill.

If you are having a more modern day or perhaps a traditional wedding with a few twists, you might want to consider having some alternative food at your reception. Here are few ideas to get you thinking outside the box for your own big day.

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Sharing plates or serving family style

This is a far less formal way to go with your catering, and goes well with a more relaxed type of wedding.

Putting the food out on plates and dishes in the centre of the table really breaks the ice between the wedding guests and makes for more interaction and fun, and it will certainly help everyone to get to know one another better.

Time for tea?

How about serving up classic British afternoon tea to everyone? Use elegant china and pretty cake stands, and serve delicious tasty bites ready to wash down with tea, coffee or even a chilled glass of champagne.

BBQ and smoky tastes

BBQ food, hog roasts or even wood-fired, oven-baked pizzas can turn everyday foods into amazing celebration meals that will please everyone, even the kids.

Bring out the paella!

You only have to look at a large dish of freshly cooked paella to imagine summer celebrations and sharing good food together.

Get experimental

Finally, remember your caterers are there to work with you to ensure you have the wedding day you want, so it’s always worth chatting to them to see what alternative or different options they can offer, to give your celebrations the perfect twist.

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