The Wedding Affair Perfect Planning Guide… Summer Menus
Happy Hump Day lovelies, how are you all on this rather glum Wednesday morning? Today’s ‘Perfect Planning Guide‘ is all about finding the perfect summer menu for your wedding or special occasion. Of course, we all know that picking your menu can be a tricky task. There’s the fact you have to think about all your guests, seasonal produce and too debating with your fiancee over what dessert you are going to opt for.
So, this week we are bringing you some alternative wedding catering ideas, in which we hope will give you that little bit more inspiration to make your menu’s so memorable that you will be getting compliments years on… which is what every Bride wants, right?
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Even if you haven’t being to a wedding before you probably know that the most common food served is either beef or chicken. This is perfectly fine until you attend a few weddings and you figure out that the menu’s are all rather similar. Break the mould with food that your guests will not be expecting, remember that most wedding venues do create bespoke menu’s and you should fully utilise this if you think of something that your guests particularly like.
As a seasonal touch why not serve your guests Paella? This would be particularly good if you are having a destination wedding or catering for a larger group of people. Another benefit of this is that you can have meat, sea food and vegetarian options without any extra fuss! Perfect.
Another favourite with summer weddings is a BBQ, but to make it that touch more unique why not serve food like; Chilli prawns with a touch of lime, tacos with pulled pork, ribs, spicy chicken, or portbello mushrooms with pesto and mozzarella? (Feeling hungry yet?) This is different from the traditional burgers, who said that BBQ’s couldn’t be different?
One way to spruce up your wedding menu is to hire an alternative bar. Yes, it may not be food, but it’s a way that guests will enjoy themselves and sample your delicious signature cocktails.
There are so many different options for bars these days, something to suit every type of wedding theme you could possibly imagine! Whether you are having a relaxed country wedding theme, or an opulent stately home wedding there will be something to suit you, obviously some venues will have limitations as to what bars/ drinks you choose for your wedding so this should be checked with on booking.
Alternative bars could also cover a combination of food and drink stations. This year, it’s all about the DIY Doughnut, the Pimp Your Prosecco and the cheese and dessert tables. Think out of the ordinary, add your own personal twist and your guests will LOVE it.
Drinks may be just as hard to choose as the meal, whether it be the signature drink or the choices of drinks at the bar, you want to make them just as unforgettable as the food. Why not start off by making ice cubes but with a difference? Add flowers or different herbs to add pop of colour and something a little different that your guests will love!
For something slightly different why not try a ‘Bubbly strawberry mojito’ This would be a perfect drink to refresh your guests after the ceremony on a hot summers day, plus you get the perfect combination of champagne and Mojito. No one can say no to that, right? This recipe is also wonderful to make in mass, simply create the mojito mix then top up with champagne or your choice of sparking whine. Have a look at the recipe here.