Finger foods, almost always, happen to find a place on the banquet menu of a wedding reception, or for that matter, any party. They typically play the role of appetizers, i.e., something that serves the purpose of warming up the appetite of a guest. However, there are a few instances wherein the wedding reception food menu entirely consists of finger foods alone. Sounds strange? Well, yes, at first it does seem kind of odd.
Imagine this. The wedding ceremony gets done with, all the guests move to the reception venue, and everyone's expecting a lavish spread, only to find that all there is to eat, is nothing but fruit punch, the wedding cake, and a couple of varieties of shrimp, diced chicken, and cottage cheese. Well, to be honest, such 'finger food receptions' (as they are referred to) are not exactly a rarity or a wedding planning blunder on the part of the planner.
Why to-be couples choose this 'Finger Food' menu for their wedding reception? Firstly, it could be a case of a limited spending limit as far as the wedding expenses are concerned (which is a perfectly realistic scenario). Secondly, if the wedding reception is scheduled for an odd hour of the day, which neither coincides with lunch, nor with dinner, nor with any other proper meal time, then a finger food menu becomes the best bet in such situations. Now what exactly could be included on the list? Let's find out.
Remember, if you decide upon a 'finger food reception' or a 'champagne and cake' sort of reception, it is always advisable that you convey it well in advance to all your guests. Mentioning it subtly in your wedding invitation would be the best way to go about it. What it will ensure is that guests are informed well in advance about whether the reception will be a formal four-course dinner, or an informal finger food affair. It will, therefore, eliminate the chances of guests being taken by surprise, remaining hungry, and then leaving with disappointment or with a sour taste in their mouth.