When you think “wedding food” the humble hot dog may not be the first thing that comes to mind, however, there are plenty of ways to make this classic BBQ dish worthy of your wedding menu. That’s right, you can fancify franks or sausages to fit every part of your wedding - from your cocktail hour to your post-wedding brunch, all you have to do is think outside the ketchup and mustard covered box.
Here are a few ways to serve hot dogs at your wedding.
As hors d’oeuvres
Cocktail hot dogs have stood the test of time for weddings. We suggest getting creative with yours and offering some eclectic versions topped with kimchi, horseradish and more. You can even make itty bitty pigs in blankets paired with dipping sauces - those are always crowd-pleasers.
As a main course
Gourmet hot dogs are one of the biggest food trends right now, so jump on the bandwagon and serve some souped-up versions at your wedding. If you can’t decide on one or two solid options, create a DIY hot dog bar in your reception space with fixins like candied bacon, honey dijon mayo and cabbage slaw.
As a late night snack
Now’s the time to break out some indulgent fair food! Corn dogs are easy handheld treats that’ll help your guest refuel before the midnight hour. If you want to go the extra mile, stock your late night food bar with a few other other carnival classics like soft pretzels, fries and cotton candy.
As a dessert
Dessert hot dogs are now a thing, and absolutely nobody is complaining. Instead of traditional hot dogs, throw some bananas or churros inside sweet bready buns or eclair-style pastry. Top them high with goodies like chocolate syrup, sprinkles, ice cream and candy.
At your post-wedding brunch
Anything can be a breakfast food if you believe! Instead of topping your dogs or sausage with ketchup and mustard, make them brunch-worthy by stacking them with bacon bits, eggs and hash browns. This is a totally indulgent and delicious way to cure any post-wedding hangovers.