Some classic wedding buffet items include prime rib, smoked ham, finger sandwiches, fruit salad, and fruit or veggie skewers. Many couples choose a theme for their wedding buffet and select menu items accordingly.
For a barbecue theme, include main dishes such as pork ribs, beef brisket, grilled chicken, and even burgers and hot dogs. Include side dishes such as baked beans, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, pasta salad, and green salad. A Mexican-style wedding buffet could feature a build-your-own taco and burrito bar with assorted ingredients. Roasted corn, enchiladas, tamales, an assortment of mole sauces and various salsas would work well with this menu. A vegan wedding buffet could feature menu items such as hummus, tempura vegetables, grilled tofu, grilled vegetable pizza and gazpacho.
Some menu items to use in an Asian-style wedding buffet are egg rolls, fried shrimp, sweet and sour chicken or pork, and chow mein. An Italian wedding buffet menu might feature items such as lasagna, spaghetti, manicotti and a vegetarian dish such as eggplant Parmesan. Other ideas for this theme include having a variety of pizzas or offering a selection of Italian meats, olives and cheeses. For a sophisticated wedding buffet, include gourmet menu items such as fresh sushi, artisan cheeses, specialty meats, seafood cocktails and expertly prepared main dishes such as chicken scallopini and sesame-crusted Ahi.