Hors d'oeuvres, nibbles, cocktail fare and everyones favorite part of the wedding reception menu, whatever you call them; butlered appetizers are the real test of a caterer!
Sitting through a wedding ceremony works up a guests thirst and appetite. Have your staff begin the cocktail hour with passed wine, beer or nice icy cocktails. No one wants to wait in line at a bar (why is this so common at Hotel Weddings?). So, tray passed drinks should go out first then loads of delicious cocktail fare. These are small but should pack great taste, don't settle for mediocre here; this is the first impression your guests will get and they need to really be delicious. Presentation should be relevant to your style, flavors can remind the guests who you are with a nod to heritage, ethnicity or personal favs.