27 Creative Ways to Serve Bread at Your Wedding
No matter what season, culture, or big-day theme inspires your wedding menu, bread will most likely make an appearance during dinner. We can't say we're surprised, considering the fact that bread is a staple part of just about any meal. From rolls and ciabatta to crostini and baguettes, this beloved food comes in a variety of forms and can be served in many ways. Plus, you can upgrade bread with a multitude of spreads, too. Top it with herb butter, dip it in olive oil, or offer it with a tapenade—no matter how you present this snack, it's going to satisfy guests.
Since bread is such a common wedding food, we suggest you go above and beyond to make your offerings stand out. Luckily, bread can be as pretty as it is tasty, so don't be afraid to work a loaf or two into your décor. Janna Brown Design Co., for example, layered different breads on top of one another to create this one-of-a-kind centerpiece. The pros adorned the arrangement with butter, so attendees could dig in throughout the evening. If you're looking for subtler food-inspired decorations, try using rolls as place card holders or loaves that double as menus. You can even sift flour over a large sourdough round to display your monogram, creating a personalized, edible table accent.
Ahead, we've rounded up examples of a few of our favorite ways to serve bread at weddings—they'll guarantee that your own is equally delicious and aesthetically pleasing. Once you see how these couples staged their bars, baskets, and favors, you'll understand just how festive bread can be.
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Beautifully scored bread wrapped in calligraphed sleeves and pink ribbon can add feminine flair to your food station, as evidenced by these loaves, which were styled by Et Cetera Event Company.
Offer bread that complements your big-day menu to create a cohesive meal. Catering By Carters baked flaky biscuits, which worked with the rest of their Southern comfort spread.
Welcome guests to your wedding with a warm basket of bread and fresh preserves. This couple thanked attendees for traveling to their destination nuptials by gifting them toasty biscuits and jam for their first breakfast. Tiny Pine Press and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff created these thoughtful presents.
Copy Sinclair & Moore's food-inspired centerpiece by showcasing bread and berries at the middle of your reception tables. The team then placed ribbon-adorned baguettes at each setting to enhance the unique focal point.
Accommodate all of your attendees' tastes by serving two styles of rolls with dinner, not just one. Patina Events offered multigrain loaves and baguettes.
Send guests home with a favor they can snack on—they'll be hungry after a long night of dancing! Wild One Events helped this couple gift baguettes in white sleeves that were decorated with herbs at the end of this soirée.
Offer bowls filled with a variety of different breads at each table so guests can pick exactly which type they want with their meal. Seasons Catering baked this spread.
Upgrade bread appetizers with a toppings spread to give the classic pre-dinner bite some flavor. Coopers Hall served crostini with herb butter to do just that.
Feature bread baskets (Stephen Starr Events made these) under your table numbers to encourage guests to dig in as soon as they spot their seat.
Infuse plain dinner rolls—Vinwood Caterers created these—with subtle garlic flavor by topping off baskets with halved roasted heads.
Give your friends and family a taste of your homemade cooking with jarred spreads they can eat with your big-day bread. The personal touch will speak to your love of food.
Nod to your wedding's date with a bread infused with the flavors of the season. Take notes from this couple, who served pumpkin bread muffins at their fall event.
Print menus on bread sleeves so guests have something to munch on as they peruse their meal options. Inkwell and Co. made this iteration.