Organic food is an important part of most organic, eco-friendly, and low-waste weddings. However, it’s easy for organic foods to get redundant and boring, so we’ve put together the most unique ways to incorporate organic food into your wedding.
Include a juice bar.
Organic juice bars are always a great idea! You can have pre-made juice mixes or allow guests to make their own combinations—everything from peach mango to strawberry mint. They’re something totally different for most weddings and offer a great deal of flexibility. You can create DIY signs and decorate fun containers, or you can just have the catering company handle the organic juices bar. Bonus: organic juices are really healthy and a great way to give guests a nice energy boost.
Let guests make their own salads.
Instead of opting for typical h’ors d’oeuvres like pigs in a blanket or mini quiches, go for a non-traditional salad bar. You can have tons of toppings, and your guests will love having great options. Pull out all the stops… veggies, fruits, toppings, dressings. Your caterer or reception venue can offer more guidance on how to set this up, but it’s something everyone is sure to enjoy. Having endless salad bar options instead of a few plated appetizers at your cocktail ensures that everyone will be able to customize your selections into their favorite appetizer.
Find organic dessert options or bakeries.
Who says organic desserts have to be boring?! You don’t have to settle for a fruit salad just because you want to keep your food organic. There are organic bakeries and catering companies that are willing to work with you to create a fabulous wedding cake (or wedding cupcakes or cookies). If that’s a bit too expensive—or just not suitable for your theme—you can find tons of recipes for organic macarons, pies, and even cheesecake.
Incorporate fruits and vegetables into your décor.
Ok, so this one may seem a bit strange. However, it’s become increasingly popular to include food into your centerpieces and table settings. This is a great way to reinforce your organic wedding theme while giving your guests an extra dose of fruits and veggies. You can have it as simple as you’d like, or go for more complex. On the simple side, having mason jars with berries or grapes is a great way to add some flavor—and color—to your spring wedding. If you want to go the more complex route, you can decorate your centerpiece with fruits or veggies in a subtle but elegant way.
Go for foodie party favors.
Party favors that are edible are never a bad idea, especially at an organic wedding. There are lots of great options for favors at your organic weddings—honeys, preserves, jams, dried fruit, and more. Local farms and farmer’s markets usually have deals for bulk products and are willing to put together party favors. Be sure to get in touch and see what they can do for you. If you want to make the favors yourself, buy some small mason jars or eco-friendly favor bags, fill them with your chosen filler, and tie a ribbon with a cute message to it. Mini mason jar favors are always a hit, and your guests will appreciate them much more than some candy or alcohol after stuffing their faces at your wedding.
Have a topping bar.
Topping bars are another trend on the rise, and for good reason. Everyone has different ideas of what makes a food taste good, so topping bars offer flexibility and favor. Put your own organic twist on a topping bar by having delicious, fresh toppings. For example, some ideas are as follows: fresh dill, minced garlic, basil, cilantro, chives, and mint. Have it next to the appetizers or drinks for easy access. Also, make sure guests know about it, and that they’re welcome to add their own favorite toppings to their entrées.
Aren’t these ideas all super exciting?! You can never go wrong with more food at a wedding! These are just some of the many ways you can incorporate organic food into your wedding. Each one is a fun and exciting way to consider!