Waffles are no longer just for brunch! From chicken and waffles to waffle bars, read on for 6 creative ways to serve delicious sweet and savory waffles at your wedding.
While they may once only been served at breakfast, waffles are now making headlines in savory dinners, desserts… and at weddings! Waffles – they’re trending! From waffles with ice cream to chicken and waffles to the new “wonut”, waffles are incredibly versatile and fun! If you’re looking for a unique way to feed your guests, check out our 6 favorite ways to serve waffles on your wedding day.
Photo: Yummy Waffles Cafe
Creative Ways to Serve Waffles to Your Wedding
Try one or more of these cute and delicious waffle ideas to impress your wedding guests and fill their tummies!
1. Chicken and Waffles Sliders
Chicken and waffles are a classic waffle combo that has been hitting even the trendiest restaurants around the country – each with a unique spin. Crafting these ingredients into little sliders gives this classic southern meal a more trendy twist while also being more practical during cocktail hour.
For inspiration or to share with your catering company, check out this recipe from Salty Canary. Chicken and waffles are creative and delicious. They will be sure to be a big hit among your guests. Give chicken and waffles a try, you won’t regret it!
Photo: Salty Canary
2. DIY Waffle Bar
The DIY waffle bar traditionally includes pitchers of creamy waffle batter for guests to create their own breakfast waffles with. However, you may choose to hire a staff of servers to do the pouring/cooking for guests instead – or offer both options.
Tip: have some waffles already prepared shortly before breakfast or brunch begins so that hangry guests don’t have to wait.
Include a variety of toppings for guests to choose from such as fresh strawberries, bananas, berries, Nutella, honey, maple syrup, butter, powdered sugar, and of course, don’t forget the whip cream, that’s the best part!
For breakfast and brunch, waffles pair perfectly with a mimosa. Consider setting up a mimosa bar alongside your waffle bar. Check out our blog: The Perfect Mimosa Recipe For Every Wedding Month for inspiration and to see what recipe fits with your wedding season.
Photo: Nicole Gibbons
3. Waffle Sandwiches
Just as amazing as it sounds – replace sandwich bread with waffles… genius! From BLTs to mini turkey clubs and of course breakfast sandwiches, there are no limits to where these waffles can go. For late night reception snacks, we love peanut butter and bananas between two waffles, finished off with a dash of cinnamon – YUM! As an added step, “It’s a delightful way to do panini-style sandwiches that everyone will enjoy,” says SheKnows Blog.
Photo: The Sweet and Simple Kitchen
4. Waffles and Ice Cream
How much do we love waffles and ice cream? A lot! There are several ways to eat this delicious combo:
- Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches: Similar to mini chicken and waffle sandwiches, why not try a new twist on ice cream sandwiches. Replace the cookies with sweet waffles.
- Ice Cream Waffle Cone Bowls: For a more classic ice cream approach try fresh made waffle cone bowls! Guests can customize with their favorite ice cream flavor and choose from a selection of popular toppings for a personalized & yummy treat.
- Belgian Waffle Sundaes: Place a frosty ice cream scoop on top of a warm belgian waffle for a delicious melt in your mouth dessert option!
Photo: Betty Crocker
Don’t worry this is not a typo! “Wonuts” are for the outside the box brides who most likely stood in line for a “cronut” or shared the cupcake ATM video on facebook. “Wonuts” are part waffle, part donut – does it get any better than that? If you’ve read our post about Wedding Donut Walls, you know that donuts are already trending in weddings – if you want to take it one step further, check out this DIY wonut recipe, or ask your local bakery to help you out. Your sweet tooth guests will surely love this nontraditional but delicious combination.
6. Strawberry Cream Waffle Skewers
These skewers make it both easy and delicious for guests to grab and go – almost too cute to eat, but not quite! Start by cutting up your waffles and strawberries into mini bites and organize them on a skewer in alternating order with fresh whipped cream in between.
Photo: A Latte Food
Adding waffles to your wedding can be super fun and delicious! Try any one of the unique waffle suggestions above and watch your guests indulge! For even more waffle serving inspiration, check out our “Waffle Wedding Ideas” Pinterest board.
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