Wedding Reception Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres

bruchetta appetizer for a wedding reception
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You’re in the home stretch of wedding planning. The reception venue is booked and you’re starting to get into the really detailed planning, like what appetizers you want to serve to your reception guests.

Before you get down to fine-tuning your appetizer menu, you first need to make sure that hors d’oeuvres are appropriate for your wedding reception. Think about the theme and mood of your reception, and especially what time of day it is being held.

Late morning receptions call for a light brunch without appetizers. Appetizers at an afternoon reception certainly wouldn’t be expected, but if you want to serve them then you can give guests a lighter lunch. Evening wedding receptions that overlap with the dinner hour are…read more