I am planning my mother's wedding with her and we need some ideas for the food for the reception. We don't want to do a buffet so we would like to have food coming out, but different trays of food. Can you give us some ideas for finger foods, but classy ones. Thanks! - Crushed for Time Wedding Finger Foods on a Budget. We also recently did a series on making desserts in large quantities for a wedding or a party - Desserts for a Crowd. Check that out for some tips on planning quantities and menu. Some general thoughts: choose things that can be served or even baked in bite-size portions. Also, look for recipes that can be made well ahead and do fine at room temperature for a few hours. Mini cupcakes with a swirl of whipped cream come to mind, or pieces of fruit skewered with prosciutto. Try crispy rye crackers in small portions with a dollop of whipped cream cheese and dill, garnished with lemon zest. We have talked before, too, about phyllo cups. These are such a great finger food tool - you can bake them far ahead of time, freeze, then fill with anything you like - sweet or savory - like chocolate mousse, or a delicate chicken salad, or minced fruit and cream. We'd like to throw this open to our readers, too - what would you suggest for an elegant finger food reception?