Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Late Night Wedding Appetizers

There’s a reason that bars offer a late night food menu. After drinking and dancing, people tend to work up an appetite. The same is true for wedding guests.  Even though most wedding receptions include a cocktail hour, dinner and dessert, by the end of the night, guests sometimes find themselves going to a drive through window on their way home.  Because many couples don’t want their guests to leave the wedding on an empty stomach, they are surprising guests with late night appetizers during the last hour of the reception.

Standard appetizers would certainly be a welcome site at the end of the night but many couples are taking the late night bites beyond the traditional stuffed mushroom caps and shrimp cocktail. They’re offering fun finger foods that can be served buffet style or butlered and passed around right on the dance floor. 

Menus for these pop in your mouth morsels are usually customized based on the tastes and interests of the bride and groom. If you’re considering late night appetizers for your wedding, here are a few menu suggestions to inspire and spark your own creative ideas.

Cultural Foods Comfort Foods Snacks on a Stick Sweet Snacks
Late night appetizers serve a dual purpose at weddings; an extra surprise for guests that provides sustenance for their trip home as well. It’s a hot trend that’s certain to be a sure-fire hit at any wedding!
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