The meaning of the term ‘bar’ is extended far past its common affiliation with alcoholic beverages. Now, a bar can be any collection of foods, drinks, or more that share some general characteristic. That shared characteristic could be a common quality, like a group of carbonated beverages. Or it could be an ability to complement one central item, such as a basic food item with various toppings. No matter the type, the world is a better place now that bars include way more than just alcohol.
Incorporate this amazing invention into your wedding for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, and one that you will enjoy partaking of, as well. Set up a bar before the wedding as guests file into the venue. While guests are waiting between the ceremony and the reception, give them entertainment with some sort of bar. During the reception, provide multiple options for nourishment with various bars.
Bars containing snacks are appropriate at any time of day or at any point in your wedding. Select a favorite food and allow your guests to enjoy an upgraded version of it.
- Popcorn bar
If you are a popcorn lover or your relationship originated in a movie theaters, a popcorn bar might be right for you. You can have pre-made types of popcorn — from candy corn to caramel to butter to cheesy. Or you could provide your guests with plain popcorn and have guests season their own with various powders and salts.
- Veggie bar
For the more health-conscious couple, create a veggie bar with various pieces of produce that are easy to snack on. Think carrots, cucumbers, peppers, and more and pair them with various vegetable dips.
- Fruit bar
You could create a fruit bar one of two ways. One, the fruit could be peeled, sliced, and prepared so that guests take spoonfuls of various fruits. Two, set out whole pieces of produce like a fruit stand and have guests consume their selections how they desire.
- Salsa bar
The title of this bar is slightly misleading. Include regular tomato salsas, fruit salsa, and guacamoles and serve them with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, and more.
- Crackers and cheese bar
If you like the idea of various crackers, complement ones of assorted shapes, sizes, and flavors with specialty cheeses.
- Bread bar
From rolls to loafs to croissants, you name it! Set out various artisan breads with several butter spreads for a unique but high-class bar.
- Olive oil bar
Allow guests to simultaneously become olive oil connoisseurs while attending your wedding. Set out small dishes with the oils in them and provide different vices for your guests to seep up the liquid.
- Biscuits bar
Transport your guests back to their grandmother’s kitchen with a biscuit bar. Keep the biscuits warm in cute baskets and set out various jams and jellies.
- Baked potato bar
The greatness in a baked potato bar lies in the toppings. Complement the hot spuds with bacon bits, broccoli, sour cream, onions, and cheese.
- Pasta bar
Even if your family does not have an Italian background, your guests are sure to love a pasta bar. Set out various noodles, sauces, sautéed vegetables, and cheeses.
- Sushi bar
Sushi is a refined taste, but fans of this food are usually pretty enthusiastic. You will have guests cheering for joy with this food bar.
- Taco bar
Tacos are very easy to make in bulk, making them the perfect day bar candidate. Make a bulk amount of taco meat and complement it with tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, black beans, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
- Burger bar
A burger bar is a very similar concept to the taco variety but with buns and patties rather than ground meat and tortilla wraps. Burger bars will also need tomatoes and lettuce, but also onions and various condiments.
- French fry bar
Include regular, curly, sweet potato, and other alternative fries as well as assorted seasonings and dipping sauces.
- Salad bar
Upgrade the traditional salad bar with very varying toppings — from fruits to cheeses to nuts — and provide your guests with suggestions for salad combinations. Don’t forget dressings!
- Pizza bar
Who doesn’t like pizza? That’s what I thought. Cater to various diets with vegetarian and gluten-free options.
- S’mores bar
S’mores are classic, easy, and inexpensive. Guests of all ages will enjoy this bar. Even if they don’t want to make a s’more, guests can eat the chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows individually.
- Ice cream bar
If you are having a summer wedding, an ice cream bar will be the perfect way to cool down. Stick to the classic vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry and add variety with fruits, nuts, candy, and sauces.
- Waffles bar
Waffles do not need to be reduced just to breakfast. Slice up fruit, set out nuts, and provide syrups and sauces.
- Yogurt bar
A yogurt bar provide a relatively healthy sweet bar option. Get a large amount of plain yogurt and a large variety of toppings. Think granola, fruit, nuts, and honey.
- Cookie bar
Cookies naturally fit into the bar mold. You do not need to worry about toppings, just set out various types. Feel free to include your favorites and more unusual options, but make sure to also give your guests the options of the classics.
Whether it is before the wedding, between the ceremony and reception, or during the reception, there is a food bar for you. From snacky to savory to sweet, you can find the perfect day bar to incorporate into your wedding that does not involve alcohol!