Most people, not just us Italians, find the cocktail hour of a wedding better than the main event! Many contribute this to everyone being hungry after a long ceremony (how could you!). However, the variety of food and beverages at your guests’ disposal allows them to interact more than a formal table setting. This is where the newest trend for 2012 was born – cocktail hour tasting stations! Food stations have grown to be very popular this year so it should not be a surprise that the cocktail hour is now joining in on the fun! Stay ahead of the trend and incorporate one of these tasting stations at your wedding!
Switch up the typical cheese and fruit display with a cheese tasting station. Rather than having a picked over platter, a cheese “connoisseur” (or your venue’s wait staff) can customize a plate for each guest based on their taste!
Your cocktail hour will stand apart from the rest with a liquor tasting station! I know you think I am crazy, however if you have an attendant man the station, everyone can enjoy responsibly (yes, your groomsmen). You can choose from tequila, champagne, wine or beer tasting stations to entertain your guests’ taste buds!
An alternative to a raw bar is having a sushi station. With a sushi chef at your guests’ disposal, they can customize a roll to their taste or try something new! Worried that not all guests enjoy sushi? Add this to your raw bar to keep it unique!