As the most popular time of year to have a wedding, Summer brings along longer days, blue skies, bright colors and hot temperatures. It also calls for cooler drinks and lighter food to make guests feel comfortable and able to dance all night. Celebrate the warmer months with these wedding menu ideas and create an experience your guests will look back on positively for years to come.
Ice Cold, Tropical-Inspired Drinks.
Let your guests cool down and quench their thirst on a hot, Summer day with an icy cool drink with tropical flavors. Your guests will feel grateful for the refreshing tastes of mojitos, daiquiris, margaritas and other blended cocktails. Fruity drinks aren’t just for girls and are sure to be a crowd pleaser for their light, cooling effects. Another fun idea to have at your Summer wedding is a lemonade or iced tea bar where you can display the drinks in cool glass jars with fresh fruit slices, and allow guests to choose their glass and take as much as they please.
Chilled Hors D’oeuvres.
If the sun is out and guests are melting underneath the heat, be sure to serve light finger food that has been chilled to relieve guests and give them something to snack on before dinner. Some delicious ideas for chilled appetizers include cold soup like gazpacho, cucumber, split pea, and potato soup in individual shot glasses. Another elegant appetizer option is chilled shrimp with cocktail sauce as well as miniature salads and crisp veggies. You can relieve your guests from the sweltering sun and ease their grumbling tummies with these delicious chilled hors d’oeuvres.
One of the season’s staple cuisines is barbecue and you can take that concept and pair it with lighter foods such as chicken and seafood to create a mouth-watering menu that won’t weigh your guests down. As another fun meal option, consider having a fish boil to provide guests with something unexpected and give them yummy food that’ll allow them to dance the night away even with a full belly. A great complimentary addition to your main dish are the fruits and veggies that’ll be in season and ripe for the picking. Nothing is more refreshing than produce just picked from the garden and you can pair your protein with delicious chilled salsas, sauces and marinades using these ingredients. A catering company will be able to come up with unique and exciting ways to use fresh, seasonal produce with your light meal to impress your guests and satisfy their hunger.
If you’re planning a Summer wedding, than consider celebrating the season and making the most out of the fresh, light weight foods available to help your guests endure the scorching temperatures and excite their taste buds while creating an unforgettable experience.