A finger food menu is desirable and attractive for several reasons, depending on a couple’s reception plans.
Cost: Generally speaking, a selection of finger foods – even gourmet hors d’oeuvres – will be less expensive than a fully catered meal. Couples can save even more if they choose to make many of the finger
foods themselves. Finger foods also save money on rental china and cutlery as well as less labor to serve. Couples should note, however, that extremely elaborate hors d’oeuvres can be more costly than simple full service meals.
Formality: Finger foods can be suitable for either a formal or a casual wedding, depending on the exact menu selection. Cheese and crackers is great for a casual event, while more exotic pates may be best for a formal
Timing: Finger foods are best for receptions that fall between regular meal times, such as late morning or early afternoon events. They are also the perfect choice for shorter receptions, which may in turn lower rental costs
for the location.
Variety: By opting for small finger foods, a couple can offer a greater selection of culinary treats for their guests to sample, rather than selecting only two or three main dishes. This can be especially valuable for a
large reception with many diverse tastes, as well as multicultural celebrations that can introduce new foods to everyone.