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10 Late Night Snacks Your Guests Will Rave About!

Updated: Aug 12, 2023

In the midst of planning their wedding ceremony and reception, couples without a wedding planner sometimes overlook something critical: how to end their reception.

A late-night snack surprise is one of the best ways to make a lasting impression on your guests! With so many weddings attended and lots of pins pinned on Pinterest, I have curated some major faves that are sure to be a hit!

French Fries + Cheese Burgers

Who doesn’t love french fries? After a night of celebration, satisfy your salty craving with a delicious potato treat or have your favorite fast food chain bring some delicious burgers!

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Cookies + Doughnuts

Let's face it - sometimes it feels so good to eat something sooo bad. The most delicious guilty pleasures, such as doughnuts and milk + cookies, will be impossible to resist for your guests.

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S'mores + Churros

I'm not going to lie to you, I am a major sweet tooth foodie-so I had to continue the top picks with some inexpensive sweets!In my opinion, they're the quintessential cozy wedding snack.

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Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup

For a chilly fall late-night snack, try grilled cheese and soup. Guests will savor the aroma of the soup's vibrant aroma as the cheese melts and herbs and tomatoes mingle. A warm soup bowl or cup and grilled cheese are sure to warm the hearts of your guests.

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Late Night Za

What about pizza or, better yet, mini pizzas? Nothing speaks louder than classic pizza boxes being delivered hot and on time! The most popular pizzas among guests are cheese and meat lovers' pizzas. The taste buds of your guests will be fired up and ready to indulge in this late-night meal.

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Hot Dogs or Chili Dogs

Remember the last time you had a hot dog? It might have been a summer afternoon in your backyard, a baseball game in the stands, or a sunset stroll on the boardwalk. We eat hot dogs at moments of togetherness and joy, whether we're with friends, family, or people who make us smile - bring on the dogs.

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Grazing Walls + Tables

Okay, this last one seriously deserves its own blog all on its own!! We've seen many trends in wedding catering, and the newest ones include donut or champagne walls and charcuterie boards. And this is a late-night snack idea related to the latter. Salty and sweet, these grazing tables and walls are sure to impress!

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Giving your guests that extra surprise at the end of the night with late-night snacks is a thoughtful way to personalize your wedding date. Regardless of the snack you choose, make sure it's something you and your partner will both enjoy. The wedding snacks are just one extra option to consider for your wedding day, but everyone is sure to appreciate them.


Keep the party flowing with wedding reception snacks to show your guests how much you appreciate their attendance. It is becoming increasingly popular to serve late-night snacks at weddings, and these treats provide a number of benefits. You can keep the energy level of your wedding guests high (for a festive atmosphere) by providing wedding snacks you:

  • They'll have a wonderful time if you give them something to nibble on while they mingle and dance.

  • Help keep your guests hydrated and satiated (so they feel alive and well today and tomorrow)

  • Ensure a fantastic atmosphere by keeping energy levels high

While guests are dancing the night away, it is a great idea to break the night up with delicious and inspired snacks. Whether you're craving something sweet, salty, or spicy, there are a wide variety of options out there to satisfy any taste. If you are planning a traditional indoor wedding or an outdoor extravaganza, providing late-night wedding snacks will surely be a hit.

If your outdoor wedding occurs on a hot day, consider serving salad bowls, yogurt parfaits, and smoothie bowls as refreshing snacks. Your guests will appreciate warm snacks such as grilled cheese sandwiches, mini pizzas, and empanadas during the cooler months. It is recommended to provide between two and three items per guest for optimal satisfaction, regardless of the type of late-night snacks you choose.


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