Having a wedding reception after the tea ceremony or your church solemnisation? Jazz it up with some of these delectable treats that your guests will surely enjoy, from dessert tables to live stations with durian pancakes, freshly brewed coffee, nacho stands and much more.
Dessert Table from aBite
Hot & Cold Beverages
The recent fad seems to be having a mobile coffee cart at your venue, where your guests can be energised by their favourite coffee beverage. There's also usually tea or hot chocolate options for non coffee drinkers. But there is so much more you can do at your wedding reception, that includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic options for everyone in your guest list to enjoy.
1) Mobile Coffee Carts
Get your caffeine fix--a lifesaver if you've been up since 5 in the morning getting ready for your wedding--during your reception with these mobile coffee carts from Alliance Coffee, Butler Coffee and King's Cart Coffee to serve you and your guests a range of drinks from the classic flat white to the children's--and those young at heart or with a sweet tooth--favourite, hot chocolate.
Coffee setup by Alliance Coffee
Coffee setup by Butler Koffee
Coffee setup by King's Cart Coffee
2) Smoothies and Bubble Tea
Offered by The Shake Affinity, if you spend your mornings whizzing up nutritious and colourful concoctions, you might want to share this passion with your guests. And, if you're always craving that sweet pick me up during the day from bubble tea, we're pretty sure a lot of your guests will be equally delighted with these refreshing options.
Bubble Tea setup by The Shake Affinity
Smoothie Station by The Shake Affinity
3) A Cup of Tea
While mobile coffee carts are all the rage, its less popular sibling tea is often an afterthought. For tea lovers, custom-make your own blend of tea leaves for wedding favours (or order enough to have a tea bar at your wedding. It's pretty simple, get a variety of teas (with an infuser if you're using loose leaf teas), and a kettle of hot water to prepare the tea, or have a range of tea blends that your guests can choose from and bring home.
Tea bar setup by a.Muse Projects
4) Prosecco Pops, Martinis and Harry Potter-themed cocktails
With most banquet dinners and lunches, you'll get wine and beer, but if you want something a little different, we recommend having these live stations from The Shake Affinity, which includes a mix of both a dessert and a drink--these delightful Prosecco pops are a grown-up version of the beloved ice cream pop.
Prosecco Pops by The Shake Affinity
Indulge in your favourite fandom and showcase these amazing concoctions straight from Potterverse, including the famed Butterbeer, and other drinks like the Goblet of Fire, Patronus Punch and Polyjuice Potions. We definitely won't judge you if you decide to have a Harry Potter-themed wedding just because of these creations!
Harry Potter themed cocktails by The Shake Affinity
Want to be more classy instead? Try a martini bar, where you can have your drinks shaken not stirred, ala James Bond, with a wide array of drinks like a Dry Martini, Cosmos or the Lychee Martini, as well as others like mojitos, gin & tonic and other cocktails--and even mocktinis for those who don't imbibe.
Martini bar by The Shake Affinity
Moving onto the food options--just don't be surprised if your guests gravitate over here instead of your normal catered food--create an immediate carnival themed reception with the inclusion of these wonderful live stations.
5) Local Comfort Food
Incorporate some of the local favourites if you can. There are live stations for pretty much everything like laksa, mee siam etc., available from PartyMojo, but for something light that's prepared on the spot, we love tutu kueh (grated coconut or peanut encased in a flower-like shell made from rice flour).
Tutu Kueh by PartyMojo
Tutu Kueh from Carnival Munchies
Share your favourite dim sum dishes with your guests with a live dim sum station, serving classic dishes like turnip cakes (or carrot cake), chive dumplings, steamed dumplings and spare ribs with crystal rice noodles.
Dim Sum station from The Shake Affinity
Perhaps one of the top crowd pleasers would be the live prata station, where the crispy pratas are made on the spot and served to the delight of your guests. For extra pizzazz, get them to also make coin pratas and tissue prata with tons of sprinkles.
Prata Live Station from Springleaf Prata Place
Great for either an after-lunch treat or handy to have around while guests are waiting for dinner to be served, we love these ideas of having a popcorn bar or churros stand, where guests can help themselves to a variety of flavours of gourmet popcorn or churros.
Gourmet Popcorn from The Shake Affinity
7) Dessert Tables
Another popular addition to wedding receptions in recent years is the dessert table, gorgeously decorated with macaron towers, cupcakes, cookies and even the wedding cake, for a sweet ending to the reception.
Dessert Table from aBite
Dessert Table from Baker V
8) Ice Cream...and Waffles
One definite crowd pleaser for guests both young and old is ice cream, better yet if they're served with waffles. Enjoy freshly made, hot waffles paired with your favourite flavour(s) of ice cream or even gelato--sometimes even served from a photo-worthy Kombi van. These caterers can also include Ben & Jerry's Dempsey, serving the ice cream in mini cups, in cups or cones or even have a sundae party.
Ice cream and waffles from Bunnie Bash
Ice Cream from Merely Ice Cream
Waffles and ice cream by Rabbit Owl Depot
Ice cream and gelato from Snoopy's and Cream
Have any other ideas you'd want to see at your wedding reception? Let us know! If you're looking for locations overseas to have your pre-wedding photos, or destination wedding, download our app and get in touch with all our overseas vendors (iOS | Android), and if you're still looking for wedding professionals, come join us at Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 404 on 23 & 24 February for our first Hitcheed Wedding Wonderland of the year! RSVP now!