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.
We have not only cool ideas, but also a complete guide on how to properly compose a wedding menu. Be sure to read 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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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