I’m a big fan of family style dinners on this end. If you’re going for an approachable and intimate day (which who isn’t), this is the perfect way to create that vibe. Work with your chef or caterer to come up with the best menu that lends itself to this type of meal in their opinion, but in our experience, I find the most success when you offer 1 to 2 salad options, 2 meats or mains and 3 sides. I typically recommend avoiding messy items such as heavy pastas or things with lots and lots of sauce. If you do want to offer messier items, have the sides served family style and request that the chef or servers serve these items to the guests tableside, much like we did at Surya and Nick’s Aspen wedding shown above. The image is by the talented Jonas Peterson.