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23 Mouth-Wateringly Delicious Food Ideas That'll Change The Wedding Game

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the best thing they've ever eaten at a wedding. Here are some of the most delicious responses.

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1. A genius, bite-size take on chicken and waffles.

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"One of the hors d’oeuvres was mini chicken and waffles — a mini waffle cone with a piece of fried chicken inside, topped with a drizzle of syrup. It was simple but amazing!"

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2. French onion soup you can actually eat in one bite.

"Onion soup bites in a mini bread bowl. Ah, I still dream about those."

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3. A grown-up twist on the classic kids meal of grilled cheese and tomato soup.

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"Mini artisan grilled cheese sandwiches with a little shot of tomato bisque that was wide enough for dipping."

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4. Crab rangoon dip, which definitely needs to become a thing.

"Wonton chips with crab rangoon dip. Best wedding ever."

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6. A deceptively simple combination of ham, bread, and jam.

"Country ham on a sweet potato roll with a small dab of peach jelly. So good!"

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7. Down home, Southern-style mini fried green tomato BLTs.

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"The best thing I have ever eaten at a wedding was mini fried green tomato BLTs with Memphis sauce. I didn’t care about the entrée or the dessert. I could have eaten that appetizer all night. I love growing up in the Deep South."

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8. Filet mignon in a shot glass, because why not?

"Filet shots. A tiny square of meat in a shot cup with BBQ sauce. Best. Appetizer. Ever."

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9. Fresh Brazilian steaks with homemade sauces, fresh off the grill.

"We went to a wedding in south Florida. One of the attendees, instead of giving a gift, brought an enormous grill and made authentic Brazilian steaks with all of the fixings. Fresh from the grill with homemade sauces — I haven’t had anything like it since!"

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10. A living miracle, otherwise known as breakfast for dinner.

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"Two of my friends did breakfast for dinner instead of a 'normal' wedding dinner, and it was AMAZING! They had a cinnamon roll bar with an icing fountain, a grits bar, and chicken and waffles. It was by far the best wedding food I have ever had!"

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11. Mongolian hot pots that let every guest customize their meal down to the last detail.

"My co-worker did a Mongolian hot pot. There was a huge bar with raw sliced meats, veggies, fish balls, tofu, etc., all laid out, and you picked out what you wanted. You brought the food back to your table and cooked it in the hot pot broth. It was nice because you could decide how much or how little food you wanted. It worked for carnivores and vegetarians. It was a great idea, and tasty too."

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12. Mac ’n’ cheese in any form.

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"I had the most incredible fried truffle mac ’n’ cheese balls at one wedding, and the next wedding I went to had a mac ’n’ cheese bar with gourmet mix-ins like lobster, truffles, fancy mushrooms, and filet mignon. You picked your toppings and a server would mix them in a giant wok and then serve it to you. Heaven."

—Jason Gillis, Facebook

13. A delectable variety of Halal delicacies.

"I went to a Lebanese wedding a few years ago and they had food brought in from a Halal place in Dearborn, Michigan. Kefta, huge pieces of roast lamb, otherworldly rice, vats of hummus, etc. Some of the best food I've had, period, wedding or not."

—Hillary Otte, Facebook

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14. Make-your-own Chipotle stations, a guarantee that your guests will be happy and full.

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"A few weeks ago my friends had CHIPOTLE catered! Four separate stations to build your own tacos, burritos, or bowls of your dreams! Because there were four stations, you barely had to wait in the dreaded reception line. Vegetarians and carnivores alike were in their happy place."

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15. Chicken stuffed with creamy Boursin and raspberry sauce, aka heaven on a plate.

"Boursin-stuffed chicken breast with raspberry sauce. The saltiness of the cheese and chicken worked so well with the sweetness of the fresh raspberry sauce, and it was the most delicious wedding meal I have ever eaten. I still randomly think about it and how awesome it tasted."

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16. A popcorn bar that is better than anything you'll get at the movie theater.

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"Popcorn bar! It had tons of different kinds from regular, buttered, to kettle corn. It also had all sorts of different toppings like popcorn spices, nuts, chocolate, etc. I never knew you could do so much with popcorn. And on top of that, it was a surprise for the groom, which was just the cutest thing."

—Kimberly Awiszio, Facebook

17. A mashed potato bar with all the fixings.

"My friends had a mashed potato bar at their wedding! It was amazing!! The toppings went on forever. I plan on stealing that for whenever I get married."

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18. Two words: biscuit bar.

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"A biscuit bar! Buttermilk biscuits with different types of jams and butters, also some sausage gravy."

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19. All of the bacon you could ever dream of, in every variety.

"I attended a wedding with a bacon bar! Candied, smoked, glazed, bourbon, chocolate, too many to name! It was awesome!"

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20. A buffet of poutine, Canada's most esteemed junk food.

"This’ll show how Canadian we are, but the last two weddings we’ve been to have had poutine bars for the 11:00 buffet! One person manned the bar making fresh French fries for an hour straight, and they had SO many toppings available, from gravy to chili to pulled pork, a ton of different condiments. The perfect thing to soak up the whiskey sours I’d been drinking all night."

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21. Wedding cake with lots and lots of marzipan.

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"When my aunt married her partner, she had the single greatest wedding cake I've ever tasted: lemon chiffon with marzipan icing. They did the smart thing and had sheet cakes made, so everyone got a heaping slice and a nice even layer of the icing. I'm a marzipan fiend and I loved the cake so much I not only licked my plate clean, I ate two more servings of it."

—Sydney J. Rosen, Facebook

22. A Portuguese-style midnight buffet with all the seafood that's fit to eat.

"Ask anyone who's ever been to a Portuguese wedding with a midnight buffet, and they'll tell you what happens: Along with the usual sweet table, there's a separate table filled with any kind seafood/shellfish you can think of. Shrimp, crab, clams, mussels, sometimes even lobster. If it swims in any kind of way, we eat it! Get some crusty bread to sop up the broth and you're in heaven!"

—Michelle Cabral, Facebook

23. And a godlike mountain of McDonald's cheeseburgers.

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"I was at a VERY expensive, fancy-pants wedding once. They had amazing food during the reception (crab legs, hibachi bar, mac and cheese bar, etc.) but at the very end, when everyone had plenty of alcohol, they brought out a PYRAMID OF MCDONALD'S CHEESEBURGERS. It was a joyous moment."

Ryan L

Submissions have been lightly edited for length/clarity.

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