Friday, April 21, 2017
Delicious Summer Wedding Dinner Ideas
Whether your wedding is being held indoors or outdoors the meal should start with a caprese salad. The colors and flavors that are in this salad make it perfect for a summer wedding. Not only will it look appealing on your guests dinner plates, they will start the meal with fresh vegetables and cheese, making it a healthy choice as well. The main course should include a delicate fish such as halibut. This fish is often served at weddings because it is affordable for most couples.
When setting the menu for your summer wedding don’t rule out soup. If you choose an indoor wedding venue in the summer, the air conditioning will usually be set to a very low temperature and the warm soup might be a treat for your chilly and hungry guests. There are many recipes that call for serving the soup cold and this can be a refreshing treat for your guests on a hot day. Some examples of cold soups that will enhance your big day include melon, cucumber, avocado and even gazpacho soup.
Though formal sit down dinners have been the traditional choice for wedding receptions, an increasing number of couples are choosing to serve a buffet instead. This allows you to have much more creativity when planning your wedding day menu.
One of the most popular choices for a wedding buffet is stations where your guests can put together their own customized taco or other similar food. You can also set up a similar station with fruits and vegetables. A wedding buffet is often the best choice for a large guest list, especially if you are inviting picky eaters to your wedding.
Barbecue stations are also a popular choice for summertime weddings. You can offer a variety of fried chicken and ribs as well as complimentary side dishes such as macaroni and cheese or corn on the cob.
For a fancier buffet you can set up a seafood table where guests can pick and choose from delicacies such as mussels, shrimp, oysters, cold lobster salad and more. By providing sauces and dips for your guests to choose from you are decreasing the likelihood that the food you serve at your wedding will go to waste.
To put a new twist on the food served consider striking a deal with a local food truck for your wedding to offer a particular type of cuisine. Regardless of the type of cuisine you desire it is likely possible to find a food truck that serves it. This idea works best for outdoor weddings. You may even choose to have multiple food trucks at your wedding reception in order to feed everyone without anyone having to stand in line for too long.
You can and should be as creative as possible when it comes to choosing what you are going to serve your hungry wedding guests.