Say “I Do” to BBQ: Inspiration from Rudy’s Catering in Dayton, Ohio
Are you an easygoing bride that wants a simple yet fun wedding? A barbecue wedding menu is a casual and inexpensive trend among today’s couples. Ideal for outdoor weddings, guests tend to love the laid-back comfort food that a barbecue menu provides. Not only is the food great, but it’s something different from the average plated dinner.
At Rudy’s Catering in Dayton, Ohio, BBQ is what we do best! Check out some of our favorite barbecue-inspired catering ideas for your big day!
Stick to the classics with tasty teasers such as corn on a stick or watermelon bites with fresh mint and sea salt. They’re delicious yet still light enough to keep guests salivating for the main course. If you’re looking for catering in Dayton, Ohio, you’ll find plenty of amazing starter options at Rudy’s Catering such as mac n’ cheese or hush puppies!
Build-Your-Own Food Bars
Food bars are all the rage these days, and they go perfectly with a BBQ-themed wedding menu! Consider these popular ideas:
- Spud Bar: Baked, mashed, wedges…a potato bar is perhaps the trendiest food bar idea right now. Be sure to include condiments including shredded cheeses, sour cream, bacon bits, chives, broccoli and more!
- Chili Bar: This is a great option for cold weather weddings. Chili is a crowd favorite and is sure to keep your guests cozy and happy all evening long.
- Slider Bar: Guests simply take a slider and load it up with their favorite toppings! We recommend pulled pork or pulled chicken sliders from Rudy’s Catering in Dayton, Ohio. Yum!
Instead of the traditional wedding cake, treat your guests to fun, alternative desserts such as mini pies, an assortment of cookies or donuts. Create a dessert station with an array of different delectables where guests can help themselves to a late night snack. They can also serve as favors for your guests. Just put little baggies or to-go containers at your dessert table so guests can take some sweets home with them!
Opt for casual, refreshing beverages to keep guests hydrated. After all, that’s the only way to keep them dancing all night long! Keep large dispensers of lemonade and fresh fruit-infused water near the dance floor to keep the reception going full swing.
If you are on a tight budget, consider using mason jars as escort cards. Guests can write their names on the label and use them for drinks during cocktail hour and they can even double as favors, too! You can also save money on a bar service by having a beverage station, which is perfect for things like soda, lemonades and bottled water.
A wedding barbecue is simple, casual and inexpensive. Whether you choose to incorporate elements of barbecue into interactive food bars or a family-style feast, Rudy’s Catering in Dayton, Ohio promises to provide excellent service, delicious food and cultured presentations for your special day.
For more details on our menus and pricing, please contact Nicole Newman at 937-605-2402.