2019 has seen the wedding world go gaga for some of the most exciting things in a long, long while. We often see trends rehashed, and come back around time and time again, but it seems this is the year of the groundbreakers. Eco-conscious couples are planning weddings with sustainability at the forefront of their minds. The desire to eat less meat has filtered down into weddings, with many caterers reporting that 2019 has brought their first all-vegan weddings. The visual delight and social prowess of grazing tables continues on unabated, so let's chat about that, shall we? The very mention of grazing tables puts a mighty smile on my face. It is so exciting to see the humble buffet finally receive a much-needed face-lift. With some of the UK's best food suppliers creating epic sharing feasts, it is unlikely you'll go to a wedding this year and not see some take on grazing tables. You'll be head over heels before then, anyway. Our handpicked supplier directory, The List, hosts many of these epic wedding pros, so if you're on the lookout for someone to create dream grazing tables for you, you won't need to look far.
"We are definitely seeing a trend for relaxed, grazing dishes that guests can enjoy together at their leisure. Couples are wanting that DIY, festival feel without compromising on quality, wishing the food to be as beautiful to look at as it is to eat. This is where our boxes are so versatile. They can be placed in the centre of tables, guests can sit and eat and don’t have to get up to get their food. They can chat and indulge in the feast together. Our boxes are also incredibly versatile in terms of their design and each couple can truly feel they are receiving their own individually styled and filled box." - BOXEDLike it or not, there's a reason the buffet became the go-to party food of the 80s. People LOVE variety, and we're no different, just a little more stylish, perhaps. Traditional formality is pushed to one side with grazing tables. Guests are invited to feast with reckless abandon. They work for a whole host of situations too; huge, laid back, luxe tables work well in replacement for a wedding breakfast, creating amazing social talking points.
A Sweet Feast for Dessert
"The ultimate cheese grazing table is our unique take on the popular grazing table trend. A table full of delicious cheeses and all that goes with it. Think chutneys, bread, crackers, grapes, celery... Then, a mixture of beautiful cheddar styles, blue cheese and softs, all suited to your individual preferences. All presented in a luxury way. A cheese lovers heaven!" - The Cheese PlateThe trio of desserts which once was the only way to do pud has been upgraded in a big way. Guests can return to decadent dessert grazing tables numerous times, feeling altogether treated and a little bit naughty. See? There is nothing not to love.
Apologies if this has made you completely revise your foodie plans (sorry, not sorry really). You're probably now planning some kind of glorious visual feast and decadent delight for your guests. Where should you start? Well, you need to get yourself over to The List, sharpish. You'll find all the best Food & Drink suppliers in one place, it's pretty good if we do say so ourselves. And, if you want even more insider information, you should probably revisit our post on 2019's Trend Predictions, it's got it all. You're welcome.
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