10 Fun Ways to Serve Fast Food at Your Wedding

Sometimes, you just need a handful of French fries—and after your ceremony, you deserve it!
by maggie seaver
Fast Food Weddings
photo by David Lynn Photography

Even if you've spent weeks designing the perfect wedding reception menu with your caterer, what you'll really crave after hours of chatting and dancing is an ice cream cone and a side of fries. Why wait? Pass sliders at cocktail hour or set up a soft pretzel stand for savory bites throughout the party. From caramel corn to fried chicken, here's how to incorporate some classic fast foods into your wedding reception fare.

1. All Wrapped Up

Pigs in a Blanket passed wedding appetizer
photo by Erika Follansbee Photography

As adorable as they are irresistible, tasty mini hot dogs swaddled in flaky dough make pigs in a blanket the perfect petite bite.

2. Sweet and Salty Treat

Bag of homemade caramel corn
photo by J.Stoia Portrait Design

What's better than a sweet and savory treat, especially when your palate just can't decide between the two? Let your guests graze on caramel or kettle corn to satisfy two cravings with one crunchy snack.

3. Classic Comfort

Fried chicken platter wedding reception food
photo by Eddie Winter / READYLUCK

There's nothing quite like a heaping platter of perfectly fried chicken. Whether you're from the South, or just Southern at heart, you can't go wrong serving this comfort food staple.

4. Hot Potatoes

French fries passed wedding appetizers
photo by J.Stoia Portrait Design

It's probably safe to say that a love of French fries is universal. Pass individual cones of this drive-through favorite as an upscale snack that's always a winner.

5. Maine Event

Lobster roll wedding reception food
photo by Hyer Images

While decadent lobster meat makes this seafood roll extra-special, the buttery, griddle-fried bun turns it into an indulgent two-hander that's down to earth and festively messy.

6. Tasty Takeaway

Cotton candy wedding favors
photo by J Photography by Jessi Caparella

Cotton candy makes for a beautiful and colorful wedding favor. Wrap individual servings of this feathery sugar in cellophane with a monogrammed message on the front and finish with a bow. We love it for a rustic or vintage fete!

7. In the Shell

Mini tacos passed wedding appetizers
photo by David Lynn Photography

Tacos are a great go-to because they're not only delicious, but also totally versatile. Make them cheesy, spicy, vegetarian or piled high with carnitas and you can please even the pickiest eaters at the party.

8. Cheesy Ending

Assorted pizzas wedding reception food
photo by Tifani Lyn Photograph

An assorted pizza spread is another easy way to satisfy various palates (you could even serve dessert pizzas). Have your caterer bring an array of pies out later in the evening—your guests will thank you!

9. Ice Creamers

Mini ice cream cones wedding reception passed dessert
photo by Nicole Sarah Photography

If you're someone who can never decide between the ice cream and the cookies (in addition to your wedding cake, of course), pass mini scoops of ice cream in baby sugar cones so you can have your cake and eat this too!

10. The Crowd-Pleaser

Sliders passed wedding appetizers
photo by Erika Follansbee Photography

The slider is the burger, refined—a neat, meaty nibble that's almost too cute to devour in one bite. This American classic is here to stay, and weddings are no exception.

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