The wed­ding menu is the most impor­tant part of the prepa­ra­tion, which must be giv­en due atten­tion. After all, you real­ly want the dish­es to be not only tasty, but also orig­i­nal. Chan­fash­ion pre­pared for you a large selec­tion of wed­ding menu ideas for each let­ter of the alpha­bet! And even if we didn’t come up with any­thing on Y and Kom­m­er­sant, we are sure that you will def­i­nite­ly find some­thing inter­est­ing for your wed­ding menu 🙂

A — Appetizers

Appe­tiz­ers, they are snacks — the most impor­tant part of the wed­ding menu. If clas­sic recipes are often cho­sen for main cours­es, which are guar­an­teed to please most guests, then there is room for exper­i­men­ta­tion in appe­tiz­ers! How about cucum­ber rolls with shrimp and cream cheese, crab cro­quettes or cap­rese canapés? It is opti­mal to make 7–8 types of snacks, keep­ing a bal­ance between meat, fish and veg­eta­bles.

B — barbecue

Steaks, grilled veg­eta­bles, kebabs and pita bread from the grill — well, how to refuse bar­be­cue in the wed­ding menu? Com­ple­ment hearty meat dish­es with fresh veg­eta­bles and sal­ads with light dress­ing so that the treats are not too “heavy” for a sum­mer wed­ding.

B — Jam

Pre­serves and jams will give the wed­ding menu a homey feel and charm. It imme­di­ate­ly evokes nos­tal­gia for grand­ma’s pleas­ant treats 🙂 Jam can be served with tea or as a bon­bon­niere. Many peo­ple love rasp­ber­ry and straw­ber­ry jam, but think about unusu­al fla­vors too, like mel­on, per­sim­mon, rose, or even dan­de­lions.

G — Gazpacho

Cold gaz­pa­cho soup is per­fect for a sum­mer wed­ding menu. This is a tra­di­tion­al Span­ish recipe: a soup of grat­ed toma­toes and cucum­bers with the addi­tion of Tabas­co. It can be served as a cool snack in a small glass with toast. Just what you need on a hot sum­mer day.

D — Melon

Water­mel­on or mel­on is almost a philo­soph­i­cal ques­tion 🙂 Don’t focus only on the usu­al serv­ing as an addi­tion to the sweet table — this prod­uct has a lot of use cas­es. For exam­ple, a clas­sic Span­ish com­bi­na­tion: a skew­er with mel­on and jamon, you can also add bal­sam­ic and a spinach leaf. Mel­on pairs well with cheeses and herbs, so it’s a great addi­tion to fresh sum­mer sal­ads as an ingre­di­ent, and seafood as an unusu­al sweet sauce if you add chili to it.

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E — Spruce decorations

At a win­ter wed­ding, the decor of conif­er­ous branch­es and cones will come in handy not only on the arch and table dec­o­ra­tion, but also on the treats them­selves! A cake dec­o­rat­ed with pine nee­dles instead of flow­ers will not only save mon­ey, but also main­tain the over­all atmos­phere of a win­ter fairy tale. And what a fla­vor!

F — Jelly

Jel­ly is a dessert that is unde­served­ly bypassed when order­ing a wed­ding menu. But in vain: in hot sum­mer weath­er, cold jel­ly will delight guests. If you want to achieve a wow effect, you can add a tra­di­tion­al Japan­ese dessert — saku­ra jel­ly — to your wed­ding menu. It looks sim­ply incred­i­ble and will won­der­ful­ly fit into a bloom­ing spring wed­ding.

Z — Zelen

The wed­ding menu at a wed­ding in Ukraine is always gen­er­ous, sat­is­fy­ing and very tasty. But the heav­i­ness after such a feast “nails to the ground”: who wants to jump in com­pe­ti­tions from the host after such a feast? We advise you to diver­si­fy the abun­dance of heavy meat dish­es with herbs and fresh veg­eta­bles with light nat­ur­al dress­ings.

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Remem­ber that greens are not only sal­ads, but also orig­i­nal desserts and drinks! How about tar­ragon lemon­ade, goose­ber­ry mint jam, or basil ice cream?

I — Gingerbread cookies

This is a tra­di­tion­al win­ter sweet with a unique aro­ma and scope for cre­ativ­i­ty when dec­o­rat­ing. You don’t have to make the infa­mous iced men: we sug­gest build­ing a Christ­mas tree out of cook­ies or col­or­ing the treat in the col­ors of your wed­ding and apply­ing a mono­gram. Per­fect for a win­ter wed­ding menu or bon­bon­nieres!

K — Crockenbush

An unusu­al alter­na­tive to the clas­sic cake will diver­si­fy your wed­ding menu and make it orig­i­nal. Crock­en­bush is a cake in the form of a pyra­mid of prof­iteroles with del­i­cate cream and often dec­o­rat­ed with caramel cob­webs. You can exper­i­ment with fill­ing and icing fla­vors: from clas­sic cot­tage cheese cream to berry mouss­es. You can com­bine dif­fer­ent fill­ings in sep­a­rate prof­iteroles to try more fla­vors. And it’s much more con­ve­nient to divide the cro­ken­bush into por­tions 🙂

L — Lemonade

The best drink for a sum­mer wed­ding menu! Offer guests sev­er­al fla­vors to choose from, from clas­sic lemon and bright grape­fruit to unusu­al lemon­ades with basil, laven­der or cucum­ber. In addi­tion, trans­par­ent con­tain­ers with col­ored lemon­ade look very Insta­gram­ma­ble 🙂

M — Ice cream

How would sum­mer be with­out ice cream? Treat your loved ones to your favorite child­hood dessert: you can either serve it in por­tions at the end of the evening, or arrange a sep­a­rate area where guests can exper­i­ment with com­bi­na­tions, sauces and pow­ders.

N — Nut

In recent years, the trend for sus­tain­able wed­dings has been gain­ing momen­tum. This sea­son it is becom­ing pop­u­lar to include veg­e­tar­i­an and veg­an dish­es in the wed­ding menu. Believe me, even avid meat eaters can enjoy such a culi­nary exper­i­ment 🙂 One of the most com­mon foods in such a diet is chick­peas, due to its ben­e­fits and nutri­tion­al val­ue. At the wed­ding, you can serve var­i­ous types of hum­mus (boiled chick­pea paste with olive oil), fried chick­peas with spices, which is some­what sim­i­lar to pop­corn or crack­ers, falafel. Also, chick­peas will be an excel­lent side dish for the main dish.

Oh — They stuck

Sea buck­thorn is increas­ing­ly used in mod­ern cui­sine, thanks to its rich col­or and unusu­al taste. At a win­ter wed­ding, hot sea buck­thorn tea with gin­ger and orange can be served to warm the guests. Also, this berry plays well in desserts: sea buck­thorn cheese­cake or bright sour sauce for del­i­cate pan­na cot­ta will def­i­nite­ly sur­prise guests.

P — Popcorn

This wed­ding menu idea is per­fect if you were inspired by cin­e­ma when cre­at­ing the con­cept. But just like that, hard­ly any­one will refuse to crunch pop­corn 🙂 Arrange large con­tain­ers with pop­corn of dif­fer­ent fla­vors — from clas­sic salty to sweet caramel. For con­ve­nience, you need to leave small card­board box­es or cones near­by, which can be dec­o­rat­ed in the col­ors of your wed­ding.

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This is a great solu­tion if you plan for guests to move around the loca­tion, and not sit in one place — such a snack is con­ve­nient to take with you and eat on the go.

R — Turkish Delight

Turk­ish sweet­ness will give the wed­ding table a mys­te­ri­ous atmos­phere of an ori­en­tal fairy tale. First­ly, it looks very beau­ti­ful and bright, and sec­ond­ly, the num­ber of fla­vors is almost end­less! Rose, lemon, saf­fron, cof­fee, hon­ey, with the addi­tion of nuts or coconut pow­der — choose your option to pam­per your guests.

C — Mediterranean diet

Mediter­ranean cui­sine is not only a real plea­sure, but also a health ben­e­fit. If you like to pam­per your­self with good­ies, but at a sum­mer wed­ding you want some­thing fresh and light, then a wed­ding menu with this approach will be the best option! For the main dish, chick­en meat­balls stewed with olives and bell pep­pers, baked mack­er­el, pork stewed in wine are suit­able. Pay atten­tion that there should be a lot of fresh veg­eta­bles, feta, olives and bruschet­tas on the table. Well, and where with­out red wine 🙂

T — Pumpkin

Pump­kin is a uni­ver­sal prod­uct that is sim­ply irre­place­able at an autumn wed­ding. Even if you are tired of Hal­loween pump­kins in the design, then you can’t leave the wed­ding menu with­out pump­kin recipes 🙂 Pump­kin pie will add cozi­ness, and a sophis­ti­cat­ed mousse dessert is suit­able for an exquis­ite cel­e­bra­tion.

U — Street food

Street food from fast pecrekus is becom­ing an impor­tant part of the culi­nary cul­ture. Why not enjoy this food at the wed­ding too? Pota­toes and burg­ers are great starters or even main cours­es on a wed­ding menu if you’re plan­ning an infor­mal cel­e­bra­tion. And if you want to dance until the morn­ing, then such a night snack a cou­ple of hours after the end of the offi­cial din­ner will come in handy 🙂

F — Fondue

Such an appe­tiz­er will be a def­i­nite hit on the wed­ding menu, espe­cial­ly in cold weath­er. Dec­o­rate an area with cheese fon­due with wine and small crou­tons or pieces of veg­eta­bles, meat. Cau­tion: cheese fon­due is very sat­is­fy­ing, and it’s hard to break away from it 🙂

Choco­late fon­due with sliced ​​fruits and berries will be a won­der­ful addi­tion to the sweet table.

X — Bread and fresh pastries

Do not under­es­ti­mate the impor­tance of qual­i­ty bak­ing on the wed­ding table. You can’t do with­out it on the appe­tiz­er table: the taste of var­i­ous pates, spreads, meat and cheese plat­ters also depends on the bread with which guests will eat treats. And the very sight and the mind-blow­ing smell of fresh rolls and baguettes will whet your appetite 🙂

C — Floral decorations

There are nev­er too many flow­ers, espe­cial­ly at a wed­ding! Flo­ral dec­o­ra­tions will won­der­ful­ly diver­si­fy the table and empha­size the ele­gance of your wed­ding menu. How­ev­er, not all flow­ers are suit­able for such close con­tact with dish­es. For dec­o­ra­tion, you can use nas­tur­tium, bor­age, gar­den purslane, pelargo­ni­um, marigold petals. Flow­ers should be washed thor­ough­ly before serv­ing. If there are many aller­gy suf­fer­ers among your guests, then it is bet­ter to refuse such an idea or leave such dec­o­ra­tions only on some snacks of the wed­ding table.

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Ch — Tea

Orig­i­nal­ly pack­aged tea will be an unusu­al and use­ful gift for wed­ding guests. It will be so nice to brew deli­cious tea and enjoy the mem­o­ries of your impor­tant day 🙂 Herbal prepa­ra­tions and flower teas will look very unusu­al and beau­ti­ful both in trans­par­ent cones and box­es, and in small bags. And what a smell! Add labels with cute inscrip­tions and the orig­i­nal bon­bon­niere is ready.

Sh — Champagne

A pile of cham­pagne glass­es always looks very impres­sive both in life and in pho­tographs. Use the cham­pagne area for a clas­sic, ele­gant wed­ding or for a Great Gats­by-inspired atmos­phere. If the shape of the glass­es is not suit­able for a slide, then a “wall” or just a sep­a­rate stand with sparkling wine will be a beau­ti­ful solu­tion.

Shch — Sorrel

The poten­tial of sor­rel is not lim­it­ed to green borscht 🙂 Sur­prise your wed­ding guests with haute cui­sine with this tra­di­tion­al ingre­di­ent: sal­ad with mel­on, straw­ber­ries and sor­rel dress­ing, pan­na cot­ta with chamomile and sor­rel, lemon­ade with matcha tea and sor­rel. It can also be used to make a sauce that goes per­fect­ly with fish, and the star of the wed­ding menu can be roy­al cold soup — a dish with stur­geon, cray­fish tails and sor­rel.

E — Elixirs

For a wow effect, it’s not enough to pre­pare deli­cious drinks, you also need to think about the orig­i­nal serv­ing 🙂 Bor­row the idea from “Alice from Won­der­land”, serv­ing drinks to guests in the form of mag­ic elixirs. You can add inter­est­ing inscrip­tions: for exam­ple, “Love Potion”, “Elixir of Hap­pi­ness” and so on. Such a pre­sen­ta­tion will won­der­ful­ly fit into a mag­i­cal wed­ding inspired by fairy tales, or even a goth­ic wed­ding with a mag­i­cal flair.

Yu — South American Cuisine

The cui­sine of South Amer­i­ca is still a curios­i­ty for us, but grad­u­al­ly begins to win fans. In par­tic­u­lar, thanks to unusu­al savory com­bi­na­tions and fast food 🙂 Nachos, que­sadil­las and tacos with a vari­ety of sauces and fill­ings that guests can col­lect on their own will be an inter­est­ing taste exper­i­ment, espe­cial­ly at a sum­mer wed­ding. Corn dish­es are suit­able for a bar­be­cue side dish, and car­rot cakes are suit­able for a can­dy bar.

I am apples

Apples can be a treat, enter­tain­ment, and even decor! This is a great solu­tion for an autumn wed­ding: apples in liq­uid caramel with var­i­ous top­pings will inter­est not only chil­dren, but also adults, and apple pies with cin­na­mon and vanil­la ice cream will add cozi­ness. In addi­tion, red apples will make a won­der­ful (and bud­get-friend­ly!) table dec­o­ra­tion at a wed­ding.

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