According to the Atlantic, “even after big parties are safe, smaller, intimate wedding ceremonies are likely to persist. The global pandemic and the social-distancing policies that have been put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 have effectively ruled out large gatherings and made many people, in particular the elderly, much more hesitant to go far from home.” Many weddings have been dramatically downsized, postponed, or canceled. However, a new trend is on the horizon with “mini-monies,” short for miniature ceremonies.

These smaller-scale intimate nuptial celebrations usually include around 10 people, mostly direct family and very close friends. It’s the perfect time for your restaurant to offer curbside catering, and to-go meal kits, for brides and grooms who are still looking to celebrate and declare their love for one another. To satisfy consumers pent-up desires, our culinary team has created on-trend summer appetizer, salad, entree, dessert and beverage meal-kit recipes to help you offer couples the perfect solution to their small-scale wedding menu needs.

Many wedding vendors and large-scale banquet facilities may not be able to provide couples with the services they could have originally. This will have a significant impact on what weddings look like in the next few years. The Atlantic also predicts that small wedding ceremonies could become more common not just for health reasons, but because coziness and intimacy might organically become trendy. Your restaurant can capitalize on this trend, and help provide solutions for couples, so that they will still have a wonderful wedding day full of fond memories. Make the day extra special with these elegant, delicious dishes that will keep the party going.

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