Jun . 18 . 2016
Exciting Ideas for Decorating Food Stations at Your Wedding

How to make your wedding food more fun

Food stations are a popular choice of couples at their wedding events. They are versatile as they can be displayed in any type of wedding; whether big or small, indoor or outdoor, day or night. Food stalls can be inspired by your family background, the locale, traditional food items, wedding season and couple’s liking and choice. They serve as a great alternative to traditional sit down meal at the reception. The best tactic is to let the guests enjoy some variety of quality food by having different food stalls. This will be a lavish feast to tantalize their taste buds.

Food stations are a fun part of your wedding to entertain your guests because it will allow them to feast on a variety of appetizing delicious foods presented to them in well decorated stalls. Food ought to be tempting to attract the guests. Presentation of food is very crucial in this regard. Colorful and beautifully decorated food stalls can become the outstanding feature of your wedding. Here are a few genius ways to decorate your food stalls.

  • Decorate with colorful floral arrangement

Flowers never go out of fashion. Due to their versatile nature they can be accommodated to fit the needs. As flowers are available in a wide range of colors you can customize the outlook of food stall according to your wedding décor and matching the color scheme. If the stall is small, you can grab a few stems and have them placed in a small vase or tie them with a ribbon and place them with food items.

Decorate-with-Colorful-Floral

Decorate-with-Colorful-Floral

The scent of flowers will also catch people along with the aroma of food. If the stall is big enough, flowers can be adjusted anywhere. For instance you can hang them at the sides of the stall or on the welcoming board or with the menu displayed wherever you like it the most. There is no compulsion however to use real flowers, you can have paper or fabric flowers or other artificial floral arrangements to decorate the stalls.

  • Embellish with fabric

A very elegant yet cheap way of decorating a stall without putting in much effort is by using some fabric. You can buy a long piece of cloth and drape it to your stall like the table or the top of the stall can be draped. Fabric such as silk is ideal for draping as it comes in many colors. Add some flowers or balloons to get a magical finished look. You can also have fabric flowers or have silk as table cloth as well. But certain precautionary measures should be taken if you are using fabric in any kind of décor. Never use long hanging fabric material if there is a live cooking stall. You don’t want an incident of catching fire which can lead to drastic consequences.

Wedding-Table-Embellish-with-Fabric

Wedding-Table-Embellish-with-Fabric

  • Boxed food items

Draw the guests and make the curious about the food by putting it in some lovely printed boxes. You don’t need to invest much on this idea yet it will transform the food stall into a joyful stopping point for guests. All you need is a few cheap and ordinary stationary items like glue, wrapping paper, scissors and a few old boxes to work with.

Boxed-Food-items

Boxed-Food-items

  • Choose colored glassware and vintage cutlery

While it sounds like a minor detail, having some different patterned cutlery and colored glassware can have a significant effect on the food stall. Delicious food when served in beautiful dishes can entirely change its look by making it more presentable in front of the guests. You can also add vintage theme to the stall by complimenting vintage cutlery.

Colored-Glassware-and-Vintage-Cutlery

Colored-Glassware-and-Vintage-Cutlery

  • Choose wooden and metal baskets

For a brunch themed reception, baskets of numerous food items will allow you to present a magnificent splurge at the food stall. Use either wooden or metal baskets to create the described look. The choice of baskets is of utmost importance. Have some breads, croissants, donuts and cakes to fill the baskets. You can also have a picnic themed stall where you can use some beautiful baskets.

Wooden-and-Metal-Baskets

Wooden-and-Metal-Baskets

  • Repurpose some old crates

Are you fond of DIY ideas? Here is a little treat for you then. Repurpose the crates you thought of throwing away. Make use of your backyard to spray coat them with color of your own choice, let it dry and it is ready to go make a food stall at your big day. You can have fruits or brunch items placed in vertically standing crates. You can also label them with some chalk boards if you want.

  • Display menu on chalkboard

Chalk boards are widely used in weddings now-a-days. Be it a welcoming entrance note for guests or food items listed on a menu on a food stall, chalkboards make their place everywhere in a wedding event. You can have fine-looking calligraphic chalkboards on your food stalls. Word art on chalkboards is also a great idea. Embellish them with some peonies or some other local seasonal flowers of your choice to add in some color.

Display-Menu-on-Chalkboard

Display-Menu-on-Chalkboard

  • Revamp old fashioned carts

Amaze your guests by bringing in food on wheels. Revamp an old cart and make it look all new. Style and decorate it any way you want and get creative with colors. Carts can be a popcorn stall or a candy stall for kids. There are a million other ideas as well. The rest is left to your imagination and creativity.

  • Hang some banners and buntings

You can either purchase banners or make them yourself. There are tons of letter banners are available for free online. Just get a print and glue the letters with a ribbon and it’s done! Multicolored banners will be more appealing that will attract guests from a distance. Moreover they create a festive atmosphere.

Banners-and-Buntings

Banners-and-Buntings

  • Light up the stall

Light up the stall with some hanging fairy lights or Christmas lights. Lighting arrangement on a food stall can be ideal for a night wedding. With a little thought into it, this idea can be a wow factor of the evening.

Light-up-the-Stall

Light-up-the-Stall

  • Pot some plants around

Green color always leaves a soothing effect on eyes. Having some plants around the stall will produce a refreshing ambiance. Have some giant outdoor planted pots near the stall or buy small pots to place on the stall table. Several plants are available in small pots that look very cute.

Pot-some-Plants-Around

Pot-some-Plants-Around

  • Brighten up with candles

Candles are a must in wedding. One way or the other they contribute in wedding décor. There are so many options as candles come in different sizes, colors and shapes. The variety helps you make a choice best suited to your situation. As for food stalls, candles can liven up the view whether it is a day or a night wedding. Small sized candles however are more suited for food stalls as there is a risk of burning from them or they might spread fire to nearby ignitable fabric or other stuff.

Brighten-up-with-Candles

Brighten-up-with-Candles

  • Show off attractive centerpieces

You can incorporate any type and size of centerpieces you want. But the arrangement is highly dependent on the space available for the stall as you don’t want a congested set up for the attendants. Do not buy very expensive and delicate centerpieces. You don’t want thousands of pounds going to waste if a centerpiece gets shattered. Instead amplify the view of an ordinary centerpiece by using dried scented petals, candles, real flower stems, ribbons beads or pearls etc. Place one large centerpiece in the middle of the table or place a few smaller ones, it is your choice to pick.

Show-off-Attractive-Centerpieces

Show-off-Attractive-Centerpieces

  • Dish out on wooden platters

Want to have a distinct way of presenting your food that guests will appreciate? Dish out the savory food on wooden platters instead of bowls and plates. You can also have different assortments lined up on a platter as well. Guests will love this idea and will give them a feeling like restaurant dining.

  • Style with canopy

Modernize the look of food stalls by styling them up with a canopy. The raised height is a factor that will make sure that your guests don’t miss it. A canopy with eye catching lighting and a few simple décor arrangements can mesmerize your guests and struck them with amazement. This arrangement although looks lovely but special care must be taken. Such arrangement is not advisable if you have a cook and serve stall or cooking is done on high flames. There is a high risk of canopy fabric catching fire.

Style with Canopy

Style with Canopy

There is a never ending list of possibilities and options for making the food stall a highlight of your wedding. You can gather a lot of inspiration from the weddings you have attended, latest trending styles for décor or your own likings and interests a couple. Your caterer will also be able to give you plenty of ideas, themes they have already worked on. You can discuss with them your liking and interests and adapt these options to make unique arrangement for your event.

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