Catering for Wedding Timing: Sushi as the Hors D’Oeuvre

Imagine delighting your guests with an unexpected and sophisticated touch – serving sushi as hors d’oeuvres. Enter: sushi catering for your wedding.

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and every detail should reflect the unique essence of your relationship. When crafting a memorable culinary experience, hors d’oeuvres are crucial in setting the tone for the festivities.

From selecting the perfect sushi varieties to timing the service just right, we’ll guide you through creating an unforgettable gastronomic journey for your special day.

Let’s dive in and elevate your wedding menu to a new level! For more expert tips and inspiration, read on.

What Are Hors D’Oeuvres?

Hors d’oeuvres, also known as appetizers or starters, are small dishes served before the main meal. They are typically eaten with the hands and designed to stimulate the appetite and prepare the palate for the following courses.

Hors d’oeuvres can be hot or cold, simple or elaborate, and can include a wide variety of ingredients. Here are some tips for serving hors d’oeuvres:

  • Choose a variety of hors d’oeuvres to appeal to different tastes
  • Make sure the hors d’oeuvres are bite-sized and easy to eat
  • Serve the hors d’oeuvres on a platter or tray that is easy to reach
  • Keep the hors d’oeuvres cold or hot, as appropriate
  • Provide napkins and toothpicks for your guests

What Sushi Is Best for Hors D’Oeuvres?

Sushi catering has become increasingly popular as a tasty and elegant wedding hors d’oeuvre. Its bite-sized portions and intricate flavors make it an ideal choice for mingling guests and creating an unforgettable culinary experience. Here are some of the best sushi hors d’oeuvre ideas to consider when planning your menu:

Nigiri Sushi

Nigiri sushi is a classic choice that combines a slice of fresh fish draped over vinegared rice. Popular fish options for nigiri include salmon, tuna, shrimp, and eel.


Sashimi is a simple yet elegant option consisting of thinly sliced raw fish or seafood. Sashimi is typically served with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.


Temaki, or hand rolls, are cone-shaped sushi rolls filled with rice, fish, vegetables, and other ingredients. They are easy to eat and offer a variety of flavors and combinations to suit different palates.

Wedding Schedule: When to Serve the Hors D’Oeuvres?

The best time to serve the hors d’oeuvres when hiring sushi catering for your wedding is during the “cocktail hour.” This “cocktail hour” is scheduled after the wedding ceremony but before the reception begins and includes cocktails and snacks. It’s typically during this time that the bridal party sneaks away with the photographer for photos.

Say “I Do!” to Sushi Catering For Your Wedding

Hiring sushi catering for your wedding hors d’oeuvers can elevate your event to the next level. From understanding their significance to selecting the perfect sushi varieties, we hope these expert tips inspire you to create an unforgettable gastronomic journey for your special day.

If your wedding date is fast approaching, book our sushi catering for your wedding today. At Sushi Private Cater, we offer a range of culinary delights for private events, large corporate functions, home parties, and weddings.