Some people are just early birds, and that is an okay thing! If it weren’t for the folks who love getting up early in the morning, this world would probably not be functioning the way that it is today. So, for the bride and groom who decide on having an early wedding, kudos to them! We could always use a few more early risers in this world.
But for the early bird bride, it can be sort of confusing on what to do about food. Do you have a late breakfast? An early lunch? Brunch? Whatever you end up choosing, the great news is that there are plenty of fun and creative food options out there for the early eaters. So if you are having an early wedding and need some guidance, read on for some scrumptious food ideas!
1. Doughnut Hole Kabobs
This would be the perfect “appetizer” to kick off the cocktail hour! You can have an assortment on each kabob, or just have one of each kind per stick. If you are a fondue person, you can have chocolate or peanut butter sauces for people to dip them in to make it an ever sweeter treat! Top them off with sprinkles and you are good to go!
2. Cereal Bar
What better way to incorporate your childhood than with your favorite cereal as a kid? A cereal bar is not only simple and very affordable, but it is a great option for the picky eaters. If you have a simple cereal that everyone loves, you can’t not please someone! Besides, this is a great option for the kids and is less stress on the parents for having food that children love.
3. Cinnamon Roll Cake
Just looking at this picture should make anyone’s mouth water! If you are a lover of cinnamon rolls (who isn’t), then having cinnamon rolls, or better yet, a cinnamon roll cake, is definitely a must have! This will still give your reception the early, breakfast feeling that you want, but still provide the cake effect that any other normal reception would have!
4. Yogurt Bar
Yogurt is always a good brunch treat. It can definitely fill you up, but can also be a simple snack to hold you over until the next meal. With a yogurt bar, you can have an assortment of fruit and berries, as well as nuts or granola. Yogurt is not only a sweet treat, but is also a healthier option for those who may have allergies or who simply live a healthier lifestyle.
5. Waffle Bar
If you want to have more of a bigger meal or bigger brunch, then this is a good choice! Waffles are very filling, and can be created with all sorts of flavors, toppings, and ingredients! Have fruit, syrups, sugars, and candies available to sprinkle on top of this freshly made food. You can have it prepared so that the guests can make their own waffles, or you can have the waffles served just like other appetizers during a cocktail hour by staff.
6. Coffee and Juice Cart
You can’t forget about the drinks! If you want the typical breakfast drinks (because alcohol early in the morning probably is not the wisest idea), then have a cart set up with a wide range of beverages. You can have many different styles and types of coffee, along with juices, water, and other refreshments.
7. Omelet Bar
If you love a good omelet or some scrambled eggs early in the morning, then why not have an omelet bar? Include a wide range of vegetables, such as mushrooms, peppers, onions, etc., different kinds of cheese, and many spices that your guests can add to create their perfect omelet.
8. Fruit of Some Sort
Sometimes other food is just so heavy, and you need something light and delicious to snack on! Have fruit offered to your friends and family as a light option. You can either have the fruit prepared ahead of time into salads, or you can have platters of fruit for folks to pick and choose their favorite types of fruit to munch on. Either way, you can never go wrong with fruit!