A Bowl Of PopcornAre you trying to figure out what quirky way to spice up your wedding? Here’s an idea: popcorn bars. Yup, you read that right. As novel as it is, popcorn bars have become a hit at weddings, dominating Pinterest boards and ideas recently.

Of course, most people are used to popcorn and soda when watching their favorite movie at home or the cinema. But weddings? Novelty is, therefore, the extra spice in this growing trend. To add to that, the actual flavors — salty, sweet, spicy and savory — have guests eagerly anticipate these low-calorie treats. Adults and kids love popcorn almost equally, especially when it comes to popular gourmet toppings and seasonings such as peanuts, chocolate chips, cheddar, and chili lime powder. If you have now been convinced to consider ordering bulk popcorn for your wedding, here are some things to keep in mind:

Quantity of Popcorn

Popcorn is usually bought by the gallon. The quantity you decide to reserve needs to match the number of your guests. As a rule of thumb, calculation allows for 32 single-cup servings from a two-gallon bulk bag of popcorn. So, for a wedding reception of three hundred guests, you’ll need twenty gallons.

How Much Serving per Guest

Containers vary from one occasion to another. Some wedding receptions may serve “cinema-sized” packs while others serve less.

Popcorn Bar Design Theme

There are many wedding popcorn bar themes to choose from. The idea is always to match the overall theme of the wedding reception itself. Thus, for vintage style wedding venue themes, the popcorn bars could feature a wood-motif bar.

There you have it. These ideas should help you hold the most unique wedding your family and friends have gone to. Do it. Making the wedding more memorable never hurt anyone.