Today I want to talk about a topic that is near and dear to my heart, and many others alike. We all love it, everyone needs it, and some of us overindulge on bad days (a.k.a. me). Let’s talk about food.
The menu is a huge part of your wedding day. Some weddings center their entire wedding theme around the food that they want. In the fall and winter months, you want your guests to love your food even more. Because let’s face it, dragging people out to a wedding in the cold is hard enough, but if they have good food while they are there, they will rant and rave about your amazing wedding! My trick to a fall/winter wedding: make them warm from the inside out.
We all know that feeling; its absolutely freezing and you eat/drink something warm and you literally warm up from head to toe. So, lets talk about some of the top food items for a fall/winter wedding.
- Soup shooters: Consider soups like Tomato Bisque which are not only perfect for appetizers but are a fun way to serve what can sometimes be a messy dish.
- Macaroni & Cheese: I’ve seen weddings that have mac and cheese bars! Who doesn’t love a good cheesy pasta?!
- Broccoli & cheese: A perfect appetizer for the cold months and that warm and cheesy goodness works wonders.
- Pulled pork: While we tend to think of pulled pork as a BBQ dish, it actually works well as a hearty main course.
- Roasts, Honey Ham, and Turkey: If your wedding day is around the holiday, these meat options (along with some homey sides) can really invoke the season.
- Pasta Bars: Think lasagna or baked ziti. Heavy pasta dishes are perfect for the fall and winter months.
- Baked Potato Bars: Let your guests choose the toppings and serve them as a main dish or a filling side.
- Hot Chocolate Bar: Perfect in-lieu of the standard after dessert coffee and when there’s snow on the ground. Add a little Bailey’s or Kahlua and your guests can keep the party going.
- S’mores Bar: Let your guests roast their own marshmallows and pick there type of chocolate for a fun, festive, dessert option.
Of course these menu ideas aren’t all inclusive. Work with your caterer to craft the perfect menu that fits the season and your special day.