I grew up sharing at the table. At home we ate family-style (large platters in the middle of the table) and we never got tired of any one thing. That’s why I love Chinese, Italian and any fare that allows you to share different tastes with your friends and family. We did family style at our wedding with pizzas, grilled chicken and pasta. Everyone loved it and got more than their fill.
Now that there are so many picnic style table settings, it only makes sense to do large platters. It makes for a handsome tabletop and gets the conversation going among your guests.
What would your wedding feast look like?
1. Large family style platters from Buca di Beppo | 2. Macarons on a plate make a beautiful statement and guests can try a few flavors Macaron Cafe | 3. Serve cheese platters and fruit at the end of the meal before dessert. Your guests can use their vintage spreaders and then take them home in the handsome box. Vintage stainless steel spreader with cork handle, $4 | 4. Leave bottles of wine on the table and let guests help themselves. Designer Daily | 5. Etched glassware makes a beautiful and unexpected favor and seat card. Custom stemless glassware, $20 | 6. Low dahlia arrangements allow your guests to chatter while instilling luscious color. Floral Art, $200 | 7. Serve your foods in colorful platters to finish the look of an intimate dinner. Red ring platter, $228