9 Wedding Comfort Foods That Always Hit The Spot

Sometimes a hearty and wholesome dish is the only thing that will hit the spot. Miniature delicacies might look cute, but when your guests are ravenous after the speeches and a few sneaky bevvies, comfort food will be the only thing on their minds.

Chicken & Mushroom Vol-Au-Vents

Circa 1994 – an oldie but a goodie. When this doesn’t appear on a wedding menu, I die a little inside.

Sure when would you be making them for yourself at home? It’s the ultimate starter at EVERY Irish wedding.

Wedding Menu Comfort Foods

Penny Sweets

Remember when they used to actually cost one penny! Those were the days, thinking we were the ultimate bosses when the shopkeeper let us go behind the counter to pick out our own sweets.

The candy cart may be a dying trend on the wedding scene this year, but it will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Candy Cart

Gratin Dauphinois

Because we will never understand those couples who opt for boiled potatoes as part of the main. It’s just plain creepy.

Gratin Dauphinois

Fish n Chips

Traditional and tasty. Fish n chips are a must for receptions by the beach.

Fish n Chips


Comfort food’s sophisticated sister. If stodgy isn’t your style, an elegant cheeseboard will wash down well with a classy red wine.



Hands up who loves a mouth-watering melted mess of cheesy bread after a night on the booze. Just imagine this as a midnight snack at your nuptials. Your guests will go mental!

Toasted Cheese Sandwiches


You can thank Lauren Conrad for the revival of homemade apple pie desserts. If it’s good enough for the former The Hills star… #Salute

Homemade Pie


A little slice of heaven always lights up our eyes. Food trucks are huge for summer 2016, and we think they’re a great option for al fresco weddings.


Burgers n Beer

A winning combination all-round. Who could argue with that.

Burgers n Beer

Image Credits: Chicken & Mushroom Vol-au-vent – Oh My Dish; Candy Cart – via Weddingomania; Gratin Dauphinois – Ricardo Cuisine; Fish n Chips – Adeline & Grace Photography; Cheeseboard – via 100 Layer Cake; Toasties – via Food; Pie – Clueny Photography; Pizza – One Love Photography; Burgers n Beer – via Pinterest.

Ciara Moore

Ciara Moore is the Blog Editor & Social Media Manager at WeddingDates HQ. Anything you want to know about weddings and what is on trend - she's your woman!

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