8 Tasty Hors D’oeuvres to Get your Guests Talking

May 31, 2023
8 Tasty Hors D’oeuvres to Get your Guests Talking

Featured Photo: Sue Moodie Photography | Catering: Brie & Banquet Wild Catering Co.

Cocktail hour is one of our favorite hours, and what guests doesn’t love a good snack with their delicious drink?!  Passed & set hors d’oeuvres are a great way to keep your guests eating with their alcohol and help them wait through any dances or toasts before they get their meal.  Your appetizers can be a way to show off your creativity when it comes to food, especially if you’re opting for a more traditional plated meal at dinner time.  Plus, you can use this opportunity to make it fun with a cute charcuterie spread or build-your-own stations!  Keep reading for our list of 8 tasty hors d’oeuvres to get your guests talking after you tied the knot!

1. Watermelon & Feta Bites

Perfect for a spring or summertime wedding, feta watermelon cubes are a refreshing combination of sweet and savory – giving your guests a full mouth of flavor in one bite.  They make for a great easy passed app that won’t make your guests full before dinner!


2. Mini Avocado Toast

*Especially* if you’re having an earlier wedding start time, mini avocado toast on little bruschetta bread is the perfect little pop!

Photography: Sue Moodie Photography| Catering: Brie & Banquet Wild Catering Co.

3. Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms stuffed with literally anything will always make our list of finger foods, but mushrooms stuffed with cheese – sign us up ASAP!

Two Peas & Their Pod

4. Bacon-Wrapped Dates

A great way to make bacon feel fancy on your wedding day!  What other reason could you need to add this to the menu?!

Kate Sears for The New York Times | Food Stylist: Barrett Washburne

5. Sweet Potato Deviled Eggs

Elevate the classic deviled egg by adding sweet potato to the filling for your hors d’oeuvre.  This is a great snack for those fall weddings, too!

Better Homes & Gardens (Photo by Andy Lyons)

6. Oysters

Not only are oysters a great light (& fancy!) bite before the reception, it can also be an experience all on its own!  Book a raw bar with a professional shucker to add a fun element to cocktail hour that definitely have your guests taking instagram videos to show off.

McKenzie Coyle Photography

7. Crab Cake Bites

Keeping with the seafood theme, crab cakes are always a hit.  Give your crowd some yummy carbs before they hit the dance floor!

Delish D’Lites

8. Charcuterie Spread

A table full of cheese, crackers, and crudités is calling your name!  This is one of our favorite options during cocktail hour, because it can be set up really beautifully for great detail photos to add to your wedding gallery, and it’s just fun for guests to be able to pick over!  Having a set station like this can help keep the bar line from getting too long, too.  Plus, your charcuterie designer can literally make it look like a CAKE made out of cheese like these gorgeous Cheese Towers from incredible luxury grazing caterer Brie & Banquet Wild Catering Co.  *Almost* better than your wedding cake, if you ask us!

Photography: Sue Moodie Photography | Charcuterie & Cheese Towers: Brie & Banquet Wild Catering Co.

Happy snacking, Rocky Mountain Brides!  Needing some delish drinks to go with these apps during your cocktail hour?!  Check out our Mocktail Blog for some fresh inspo to add to your bar menu!

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