Food is arguably one of the most important aspects of wedding planning. Your guests are going to have high expectations for snacks, meals and drinks on your big day, and it’s up to you to put together a menu that won’t disappoint them. Don’t bore everyone with the standard steak, chicken or fish meal options. Go for a bold menu and offer something different. JJ’s House designer, Jessica, recommends putting together a seasonal menu for the occasion.
A seasonal wedding menu is a great idea for many reasons. First and foremost, a seasonal menu means a fresh and flavorful variety of dishes. It also offers an excellent opportunity to play around with unique flavors and put together some food and drink ideas that no one would expect. Read on for some fresh ideas on what types of food to serve for each season.
Spring Wedding Food Inspirations
Spring is known for pastel colors, bright flowers and light flavors. Keep these aspects in mind when creating a spring-inspired wedding menu. Keep the dishes light and refreshing for a true springtime feel. There are plenty of exciting herbs, fruits and veggies in season during this time of year. Try incorporating melon, apricot, asparagus, mint and lavender throughout the menu to create a variety of dishes and drinks that exude the essence of spring.
Summer Wedding Food Inspirations
Summer is the most popular time of the year to get married, so it’s a good thing that there are plenty of fresh and flavorful foods in season this time of year. When putting together a summer wedding menu, it helps to focus on the venue and choose dishes that pair well with the environment, whether it be a backyard barbecue, a beach luau or a formal indoor ceremony. Try incorporating watermelon, peach, cucumber and basil for refreshing dishes and drinks. Also, since the hot weather, you need to pay attention to the freshness problem, the quality of food is the most important problem, keep an eye on it.
Autumn Wedding Food Inspirations
People love autumn weddings for the cozy weather and rich colors that the season is known for. Putting together an autumn-inspired wedding menu is exciting thanks to all the rich flavors, hearty main courses and warming cocktails there are to choose from. Stick with the flavors and vegetables of the season when creating your menu. Try incorporating pumpkin, apples, root vegetables and cinnamon for classic palate-pleasing dishes and you will have a colorful wedding.
Winter Wedding Food Inspirations
From Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s Eve, the winter months are all about being festive and staying comfortable, which means food, food and more food. The crisp weather is always the perfect excuse to indulge in comfort foods, which is what your winter wedding menu should consist of. Guests attending winter weddings expect to find an assortment of heavier fare than would appear at weddings during other seasons. Try incorporating mushroom, spinach, dark chocolate and cranberry into your dishes and drinks for a decadent menu that features festive drinks, indulgent desserts and homely entrees.
Use Jessica’s recommendations above to get started on planning a fresh, flavorful and unique seasonal menu for your special day. Your family and you will never feel disappointed for your wedding food.