We’ve seen a lot of wedding food trends over the years – from cakes made out of tiered cupcakes to late-night pizza and fried chicken vans, the munch being served on the big day of often just as big a deal as the bride’s dress. And we’re absolutely loving the latest craze that we’re seeing all over Instagram and Pinterest: donut walls. Yep, you read that right. The latest craze is to have a wall covered in hooks, which donuts can be hung on and picked up by your guests.
A seriously sweet scene courtesy of @meapsaustralia (© Instagram)
As well as looking awesome – and making a brilliant backdrop for your dessert table or wedding cake – they’re also relatively easy to knock up yourself with a few hardware supplies. And they can also be fully customised depending on your wedding theme and colour scheme. And you can expect to start seeing a lot more of them – ebay.co.uk reported that it had seen over 400 searches for the term in just one month, and there are also almost 40,000 posts under the hashtag #donutwall on Instagram.
When it comes to wedding food trends more generally, social media giant Pinterest has declared that fancy sit-down dinners are on the wane in favour of more relaxed muching. Instead, brides are looking to serve pizza (with searches for this up 120 per cent) and are keeping the focus on partying late into the night with pretzel bars (up 343 per cent) and midnight snacks (up 236 per cent). And the trend for all things wellness is having an impact too – searches for vegan wedding food are up 186 per cent.
As for cakes, gone are the days of multi-tier, elaborate wedding cakes with layers of pastel frosting. When it comes to the sweet stuff, 2018 has seen an explosion of searches in three categories: figs (up 575 per cent); metallic decorations (up 476 per cent) and minimal white.