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August 24, 2022

Spice Up Your Wedding Reception Menu with These Inspiring Ideas

The reception menu is one wedding element that can be easily overlooked, but you must give this small detail some attention. Think about it this way: You’ve spent all this time creating the perfect menu for your guests, so you want them to get excited about the feast you’ve prepared!                                                   

What better way to do that than by creating a menu that will garner oohs and aahs from all your guests? Every couple wants their guests to enjoy their wedding as much as they do.

So let’s look at some unexpected menu ideas that are sure to build anticipation for the meal!                                                      

Spice Up Your Wedding Reception Menu with These Inspiring Ideas
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Passport Dreams                                                       

No destination wedding? No problem! Make your guests feel like they’ve traveled the world with a passport-themed reception menu made with genuine leather passports. (This is perfect for destination weddings, too!)                                                  

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Elegant Calligraphy                                        

There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous font to make guests feel like they’re attending a fancy affair. Skip the traditional Times New Roman font and opt for these fancy prints:                             

  • Aphrodite Slim Pro
  • Hummingbird                                                                         
  • Hiatus                                                             
  • Corinthia PR0                                                                                                             
  • LDWedding                                                                                                    
  • Samantha UprightPro                                                                                                
  • Quartz                                                                                    

Of course, there’s plenty more to choose from, but these are good starting points if you get stuck! Remember to stick to fonts that fit your style and are a good fit for your overall wedding theme.                                                                                 

Playful Colors                                                                        

If you’re looking for a fun and laid-back way to show off your menu, opt for a vibrant color, like yellow, light blue, or purple. Then, choose a fun print to elevate the joyous hues!                                                                            

Spice Up Your Wedding Reception Menu with These Inspiring Ideas
© 2019 Nicee Martin Photo & Design |

Personalized Menus                                                                          

Make friends and family feel special by wrapping their menu in paper clasps displaying their names. It’s a personal touch they’ll be sure to appreciate, and it will make your menus stand out!                                                                                 

Shape It Up                                                                            

Skip the traditional rectangle and use different shapes for your menus like ovals, diamonds, hearts, stars, or anything that suits your fancy.                                                                              

Lively Patterns                                                                                   

Use a geometric pattern for a modern and chic touch to your menu. Then, pair it with a contemporary font to complete your aesthetically pleasing menus!                                                                                   

Table Item Menus                                                                              

Surprise your guests with a menu that’s not on paper or card stock but appears on another item on the table! Some examples include printing out your menu on a bag that holds a fresh piece of bread, individual centerpieces, or even on the table linens! The sky’s the limit.                                                                            

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Use your creativity when selecting your reception menu themes, and you’ll be sure to put together something that’ll everyone will remember for a lifetime. Mix and match these themes or come up with something completely different. The choice is yours!

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