9 Fun and Colourful Food Ideas for Your Wedding Day

Growing up, when we're imagining our weddings, we dream of the dress, the flowers, the venue and the music. We plan who we'll have as our bridesmaids and try to figure out who will be waiting for us at the alter. But what we don't usually think too much about until we're engaged is the food, and food is a major part of your wedding day!

When I was planning my wedding, it was really popular to have a candy bar and I absolutely loved the idea of having a fun food display. We also entertained the idea of a popcorn bar for a while, and we even talked about how we decorate the table. Ultimately, we decided that our guests wouldn't be too crazy about either of these options. In the end, we went with mini cheesecakes that our caterer provided along with our wedding cake, and it really fit well with our style of wedding. This experience really got me thinking about how big of an impact food can have on your wedding!

If you're the kind of person who wants to incorporate their wedding colours in ways that go beyond simply bridesmaid dresses and flowers, there are countless opportunities just waiting for you. To help you get started, I've compiled a list of my favourite ways to add colour to your wedding day menu!

1. A Colourful Cake

This one might be a pretty obvious choice, but I couldn't exclude the wedding cake! This is typically a staple, although many couples are starting to seek out alternatives to the traditional wedding cake. Either way, the possibilities for colour when it comes to cake are virtually endless. There are thousands of ways that you can personalize your wedding cake, and with the right baker, the results can be absolutely stunning!

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2. Fresh Fruit

Next on the list is fruit! The fruit kabobs shown above are just one of the ways that you can add a pop of colour with fruit to your wedding day. This is a healthy and refreshing way to get a rainbow of colour and I'm sure that these would be a big hit at any summer wedding!

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3. Macaron Masterpieces

These tiny pastries are tremendously popular, and with good reason! Many bakers are getting creative and turning tiny almond cookies into beautiful, colourful works of art. You can find them in any solid colour, but it's also becoming common to find them decorated in many ways! Get inspired by these lovely watercolour macarons - they're almost too stunning to eat (but where there's a will, there's a way!).

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4. Funky Freezies

These frozen delights are known as freezies where I'm from, but I know that their name changes depending on where you live. I've heard them called ice pops, freeze pops and more. Whatever you call them, these treats are sure to impress your guests if you're planning a hot-weather wedding!

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5. Spectacular Sushi

Okay, I'll admit it - I've never actually had sushi, and I think my reasoning is pretty fair. I don't like cooked fish or seafood, so I'm not in a hurry to try any of it raw. I'm a picky eater, and I wish I could get over it so I could indulge in something off of one of these spectacular sushi displays! What a bold way to add colour to your wedding day menu - these hues are just gorgeous! 

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6. Cocktail Concoctions

Check out these cotton candy cocktails! This is just one possibility of many when it comes to bright and colourful drinks. Some couples choose to have signature drinks, while others just leave the drinks in the hands of a skilled bartender. Do a quick internet search and you are bound to find a delicious drink that fits perfectly with your theme!

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7. Decorated Donuts

Do not hesitate to invite me to your wedding if you have a donut display! This is a wedding cake alternative that I can totally get on board with. Ice these beauties in a couple of your wedding colours, pile them up on a unique stand, and you have a wonderful addition to your wedding day menu. Extra sprinkles for me, please!

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8. Crafty Cookies

I have yet to figure out how the talented people of the world make such intricate designs on such tiny cookies, but the results are always incredible. The colours turn out so vibrant and bright, and they are simply so impressive. Just imagine how these would look as part of a dessert buffet at your wedding reception!

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9. Summery Salads

Who says bright, colourful and fun has to mean filled with sugar? Fresh salads, especially when topped with a little fruit, can make a perfectly pretty addition to your guests' plates. The spinach and strawberry salads pictured above are a great choice if you're looking for a way to lighten up and brighten up your menu.

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Have you tried any of these? Do you have any other ideas? I'd love to hear what you have to say and feature your wedding on our "Real Weddings" section!


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