How To Have A Luxurious Thanksgiving-Inspired Wedding Menu For A Cozy But Fabulous Day?

Weddings are a great way to share experiences with your loved ones and other people. With many emotions and happy moments to share with your loved ones and close ones, you’d have more to be thankful for during the day if you decide to get married around the wonderful holiday of thanksgiving, then you’ll have the opportunity to have fun with your family, friends and all those that matter. We can’t imagine a better day than Thanksgiving to tie the knot. After all, the holiday is all about being happy for the blessings you have and the wonderful souls that surround your life. And if you’re lucky enough to have an amazing wedding venue booked, or have a destination wedding planned around the holiday, then we have just the things for you!

A thanksgiving-inspired wedding, with the holiday being so close or on the same day, is perfect to host a wedding with those who matter to you. However, that’s not all! To throw the perfect wedding, you’ll need the ideas that help you elevate the mood and your wedding ideas! Today, we have a mix of wonderful menu additions that can add charming details to your wedding and have your wedding guests fall in love with an elaborate dinner. And in the second half of the blog, we’ll list down some impressive ideas to make your thanksgiving-inspired wedding a regal affair!

Luxurious Additions to your Thanksgiving-Inspired Wedding: Some Options to Add

Before we talk about other ways through which you can add charms to your thanksgiving-inspired wedding, let’s talk about a great feast for your wedding! One of the best ways to add style and a touch of luxurious charms to your wedding day is through a great wedding menu. When it comes to creating a wedding menu for your wedding party, think of what you expect and what your wedding guests will enjoy. Also, before you start planning your wedding menu, remember to keep your wedding guests and their choices in mind. For example, if you have vegan friends and family joining you for your wedding, swap out the meat from the dishes, for vegan and vegetarian options.  Around the time of thanksgiving, here are some menu additions that will add charm and details to your wedding:

  1. Roasting Turkey

One of the best ways to celebrate the holiday is to have traditional food and dishes on the table. A luxe wedding dinner party demands the best of everything. You can have other dishes with turkey, but a roast turkey will be an absolute must for the wedding. We love some ideas, one of them being having a station where you roast the turkey over time and carve it with your wedding guests. Also, you can have a cute station for ham and turkey, so that your wedding guests can either carve the turkey and ham or help themselves to some more pieces. When you’re designing a wedding carving station for your wedding, make sure that the color and décor for the turkey station are similar to your wedding decor and other details.

  1. Turkey Breasts with Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re not in the mood for a turkey roast or carved turkey at your wedding, then how about we add some turkey breasts with stuffed mushrooms for your wedding guests? This dish is a perfect dinner addition, and your guests will be licking their fingers after finishing this. You can have your wedding chefs prepare grilled chicken breasts in any way you’d like! For example, if you want to add some spices or different flavors, then you can add some herbs, cheese, and some amazing marination. Stuffed mushrooms have no limits! We love this idea because you can add whatever stuffing you will like. From potatoes to cottage cheese, from chopped vegetables to cheese with herbs, can be added to the mushrooms. For this dish, you’ll need large hallowed mushrooms. You can also decide to serve the stuffed mushrooms with some interesting dips and sauces along with grilled turkey breasts.

  1. Turkey Wrapped in Lettuce 

One of the best things about Thanksgiving menu ideas and dishes is that you can add the deliciousness of turkey to different forms of food items. One of the easiest ways to add a great snack to your wedding celebrations with turkey wrapped in lettuce. You can add a few variations to your wedding offerings! One of the easiest and the tastiest versions is to add grilled turkey and wrap it in lettuce and sprinkle some herbs on it. Another way to add variety is to deep fry the turkey piece, add some veggies and add some cheese, then wrap it in lettuce! You can also add more flavors by adding sauces or dips to your turkey wraps. That said, if you want your wedding guests to enjoy a luxurious dinner, you can have a platter of lettuce-wrapped turkey for every wedding guest!

  1. Apple-Cranberry Crisp With Oatmeal-Cookie Crumble

Thanksgiving is known for turkey and cranberry dishes. Although this menu addition to your wedding may sound as though it is meant for breakfast, it is still a great way to swap out appetizers! This dish can help you add a sweet zing to your wedding starters! You can have a delicious oatmeal cookie crumble dish as a great addition to your kid-friendly wedding menu. This dish is full of flavors, and the allure of cookies for the kids. You can have the dish topped with almonds, and whipped cream with some colorful sprinkles to make it appealing for the children. You can also have a station or have this dish served in small portions for your wedding guests!

  1. Cranberry-Orange Snacking Cake, with Wine and Crackers! 

As we just said, thanksgiving is about enjoying the flavors of turkey, cranberry, and wine! You can have a snacking bar with all kinds of delicious snacks that announce “thanksgiving.” You can have wine served apart from the cocktails with the snacking cake along with some crackers. You can have a station where your wedding guests can easily go and pick out some different kinds of wine to serve at your wedding! You can decorate the pretty station with greenery and foliage. Add a signboard to help your guests find the station during the dinner party.

  1. Creamy Turkey Dinner Soup

Looking for something easy and extra special for your thanksgiving dinner wedding party, then how about adding the perfect soup to the mix? Creamy turkey dinner soup is a tummy-filling option that packs a punch of all the flavors! Complete with cream, cheese, stuffing, turkey, some herbs and spices along with vegetables, this soup is a great way to add some flavors and easy dinner options. To add more touches of flavor, you can also add some interesting sides to this wedding dinner option. You can add some interesting stuffed vegetables, styles or types of bread, or baked vegetables to add to the flavor. A great way to add an interesting touch to your wedding tablescape and to elevate your dinner ideas at your wedding is to create a space for sides on the dinner tables. You can have the soup brought to your guests, directly to their seats, and they can have the options of sides on the tables! You can add pull-apart garlic bread or pull-apart challah rolls, these options go well with the soup. Next, you can also have a cheese board and some interesting baked vegetables for your guests to pick out from!

  1. Turkey Meatballs with Sauce

This option is more of a snack, and we don’t love it any less than the primary dishes for your wedding menu! Before we talk about the different ways you can serve turkey meatballs at your wedding reception party, let’s talk about where you can have these served first. One of the reasons why we love turkey meatballs is because it is exceptionally versatile! You can have these served to your guests at cocktail hour, before your wedding reception, and also during your reception party! You can choose to have meatballs served at all of these times or choose one of these times to have turkey meatballs served! Obviously, you can choose to have them served on skewers or with pasta! That said, you can easily switch up the flavors with different kinds of herbs and additions to the recipe. Apart from this, you can use dips and sauces to add variety to the meatballs. You can also create a station for meatballs at your wedding where your guests can choose which kind of sauce or dip they’d want and if they’d want to have the meatballs tossed in sauces and dips!

  1. Mac-n-Cheese

A great way to add more comforting menu additions to your wedding, you can add some interesting touches through the best comfort food in the world! Yes, we understand it can sound mundane to you, but it will definitely add charms to your wedding dinner! Apart from the delicious aroma, this dish is perfect for your vegetarian wedding guests, as well as for the children at your wedding! Of course, you can tweak the dish with different additions and many other forms of toppings! You can add meat, vegetables, or anything else that you’d like to the recipe! What’s more, you can serve this with the wedding day snacks you’ve picked out! Lastly, you can create an allure about this dish by using different forms of plating techniques! For children, you can serve it in bright bowls or mugs with some breadsticks, or you can have these served in cones made out of cornbread! The ideas are limitless!

Bonus Idea: Have a Family Favorite Recipe For your Wedding 

If you have a family tradition or a recipe that has been passed down through generations in your family, use your wedding to share it with your closest friends and family at the wedding. A wedding celebration is nothing without sharing something special with your wedding guests. Since you’re spending the day and showing them the beginning of the day, why not send your best with a family recipe? It could be anything, appetizers, snacks, cakes, dishes, or even casseroles! You can add this to your elaborate wedding menu in small portions or in large portions. Depending on the type of dish or recipe it is, you can serve it at the appropriate time.

Adding More to your Thanksgiving-Inspired Wedding With These Ideas

The above section has been about food and menu additions to your wedding. However, a great menu of food for the wedding lacks luster if the wedding details do not match! So, here are some suggestions that can add more charms to your holiday wedding!

  1. Creative Dinner Ideas 

Thanksgiving weddings or a wedding around Thanksgiving is one of the best things in the world, and that is especially true if you’re a foodie! The absolute beauty of the holiday is better experienced with food, and delicious aromas floating around. If you’re lucky enough to plan a wedding around thanksgiving time, one of the best ways to have a luxurious thanksgiving-inspired wedding is to throw an elaborate party with an exciting and well-rounded wedding menu. You can add multiple things that announce “It’s Thanksgiving!” From going traditional with a turkey in the center, and serving some impressive thanksgiving snacks. You can think about adding some recipes from top chefs in the world, to add a fancy touch to the wedding dinner.

You can start off your day with the perfect wedding appetizers, such as grilled oysters, pickled shrimp with satsuma, french piped potatoes (Pommes Duchesse), Cranberry Crostini, Scotch Eggs, or Nut and Cheese Gougères. If your wedding party will have vegan or vegetarian wedding guests, then you can ask the chefs for your wedding to prepare vegan or vegetarian options for the wedding appetizers you absolutely love! Another way to add more charms to your wedding menu is to add some traditional dishes with a creative twist. You can add Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts, Spiced Nuts, Bacon Brussels Sprout Salad, and Pork Sausage Apple Stuffing in Pancetta Cups as appetizers. For sides, you can add delicious green bean casserole, Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks, Dauphinoise Potatoes, or Cranberry Orange Relish. And for the main course, you can have sumptuous Maple-Glazed Spatchcock Turkey, Vegan Lentil Nut Meatloaf, Garlic Herb Slow Cooker Turkey Breast, Easy Lentil Meatballs, and Cajun Baked Turkey Breast with Dressing. For dessert you can decide on different ideas, you can go traditional with tarts and pies, or you can add ice cream and donuts!

Cakes everywhere: Another Thanksgiving-inspired wedding idea that we absolutely love is a cake at every table! Apart from the wedding cake, you’d have for your cake cutting ceremony you can also create an experience for your wedding guests! You can add a cake, small enough to feed the number of guests on the table without filling their stomachs, for every guest to enjoy the beauty of your wedding. Another way to use this idea is to add small cakes for every guest to the wedding dinner tables! Or you can swap the cakes for pies!

  1. Thanksgiving Cocktail Ideas 

A wedding celebration is incomplete without colorful drinks to mark the occasion. We absolutely love a wedding with crisp attention to detail, and one of the best ways to add more of the theme of your wedding to the decor and celebrations is through colorful cocktails! Cocktails are fun, delicious, and add color to your wedding. A thanksgiving wedding should have all the right elements, and cocktails are a key piece to your wedding! You can try out different drinks and colors, depending on your preference of course. You can opt for celebratory drinks, signature cocktails inspired by you and your partner, and add some thanksgiving-themed cocktails too! And by that what we mean is you can use the traditional colors to add some interesting notes to your drinks! You can ask your wedding planner to help you with it or have your bartender create some engaging cocktails with brown, orange, yellow and red, the traditional thanksgiving colors, to set the tone for your wedding day celebrations! A mix of all these colors or an appealing drink for each of the colors will work like a charm for your wedding.

If you’re looking for some ideas for what kind of cocktails to add to your wedding cocktail menu then how about some scarlet apple cider mimosas, lovely cranberry zinger jam jar cocktail, creamy Salted Caramel Apple Martini, cutesy Cranberry Pear Ginger Fizz, or the perfect Apple Cider Moscow Mule to the mix. To add pretty colors along with dazzling drinks, apart from alcoholic beverages, you can also add a thanksgiving-twist to the non-alcoholic beverages. You can swap out the booze from these drinks to cater to your wedding guests who don’t want to drink boozy drinks! Additionally, these non-alcoholic beverages are great for the young ones at your wedding party.

  1. The Wedding Day Colors 

Apart from the menu and drinks, your wedding day color scheme is something that will give voice to the holiday around the corner! Sure enough, the traditional colors will work just as well. However, you can capitalize on the emotion of having a feast in a comfortable manner for your thanksgiving wedding idea! The first idea to try out is to ensure that your wedding guests not only have one with the over-the-top dinner ideas but also have fun sitting down with family and friends while enjoying the feast you have so carefully planned! To create the perfect thanksgiving color scheme for your wedding, you can try using an Autumn color palette. A great way to enjoy your wedding day’s color scheme is to use copper, or antique gold for your wedding look! Both of these colors add a luxurious touch to your celebrations, simultaneously adding a great comforting vibe to your wedding day.

Use copper or antique gold as the cornerstone of your wedding color scheme and add other colors to enhance the color scheme. You can use white, brown, black, ivory, peacock blue, or gray. White, ivory, and peacock blue will help you add a dramatic touch to your wedding day, while black will add a dramatic touch. Additionally, you can use orange, terracotta, and amber to add more details and decor to your wedding day colors. All of these color combinations not only make for a trendy mix but also add an inviting ambiance to your wedding day. If you’re wondering how to make use of these colors, then think about huge vintage candle holders with burnt orange, black or brown candles. Another way to add these colors is to have elaborate floral and leafy fall centerpieces in the same shades. To add a touch of prettiness, you can sprinkle some glitter on it. For your dinner table settings, you can use these colors as tablecloths and place them in an alternating fashion.

  1. Rustic Decor 

Let’s tie up the beautiful color schemes with the perfect wedding decor befitting the wedding day and the holiday. One of the best ways to add charming details to your wedding is to add beautiful decor. Thanksgiving details to your wedding do not have to be that of the holiday. You can simply incorporate the colors of the holiday and add some ornate details. One of the best ideas that scream beauty and rustic charm is using vintage mirrors as decor for your wedding! We love this idea because when you pair beautiful vintage mirrors with the fall blooms, it creates a picturesque setting. You can use vintage mirrors as wall decor for your wedding, and pair them with rustic floral and greenery arrangements. You can also use a big vintage mirror, with pampas grass all around it, hanging on the wall. This decor idea will not only add charms to your decor but will also give your wedding guests a space to take photos and mirror selfies! You can also use pumpkin place settings at your wedding to add the charming details of the season and the holiday! Add minimal vines to the pumpkin settings, along with the name of the wedding guests. To take it up a notch, you can tweak this idea by adding some candies or treats or even chocolates inside the pumpkin. Have these pumpkin place settings hollowed out, to add some fun surprises? Or better yet, you can use hollowed-out pumpkins to use it as a space to add your wedding favors! Another way to add charming touches to these pumpkin settings is to paint over them! If you’re not in favor of using orange decor, you can use the color scheme ideas in the point above and paint over the pumpkins!

Another great way to add decor is to add to the element of “feast.” You can use the season’s best fruits and edible food items, and pair them with greenery or dried leaf arrangements. This will help you to improve the wedding day’s tablescape! Apart from the colorful napkins, you can also add some interesting touches by using fruits and vegetables! Pairing it with the vintage candles will give you a glowy wedding dinner setting. And if you’re looking to add more light to your wedding tablescape, then try adding tea lights, or string lights. A creative way to add lights to your white table settings is to add a glowing string of lights under the table. However, ensure that you fireproof everything and that your guests don’t feel hot during their dinner if you’re using under-the-table lights.

With that, we come to the end of our blog post! We hope that the ideas above help you plan a wedding worth remembering, not only for you but for your wedding guests as well. Before we leave you to plan the perfect wedding, we’ll leave you with some practical pieces of advice! Firstly, when you decide to have a feast of luxurious food at your wedding, make that decision with your partner and the chef for your wedding. If you’re looking to have different cuisines at your wedding, make it a point to ask if the chef is comfortable with it. Additionally, once you and your partner decide what to have at your wedding, discuss the feasibility of the wedding menu you desire. That said, the last thing you need to keep in mind is the wedding ideas and things you’re looking for or you and your partner are choosing for your wedding, discuss them and see if it makes sense in the larger picture. We hope you can use the ideas above and plan a wedding of joy and shared experiences!

Elevated Summer Barbeque Wedding Ideas

Here are some amazing BBQ recipes to include in your wedding menu and brilliant wedding ideas that go with them your wedding!

Here are some amazing BBQ recipes to include in your wedding menu and brilliant wedding ideas that go with them your wedding!

When you think of weddings, the first thing that comes to mind is a massive celebration of love with the people who are close and dear to your heart. And when we think about wedding planning, wedding menu planning is an integral part of the planning process. The sole reason for this is quite evident and logical. A dazzling wedding will only be complete when you have a feast that every person on your wedding guest list will enjoy. A wedding guest list is a mixed roster of people, some may enjoy meat, while others may be completely vegetarian, and some may be vegan. That being the case, there’s always a chance for you to create a wedding menu that probably won’t be perfect for the different flavors that your guests may have. To avoid this you can come up with an amazing idea to help your guests enjoy the food that they love with a wedding BBQ!

BBQ for Weddings: The Perfect Way to Enjoy a Wedding

Before we get into the details and wedding BBQ ideas you can try, let’s talk about the brilliant versatility of the idea for your wedding! One of the reasons why we love wedding BBQs is that regardless of the season, wedding BBQs bring a summer vibe to your wedding. Apart from this, another reason why love wedding BBQs is that it is something that your guests and you can enjoy together! A good way to have a BBQ on your wedding day is by adding a BBQ station to your wedding venue, along with some pre-planned menu items. Or better yet, you could simply make your wedding a personal affair with your guests without pre-planned food or menu for your wedding guests. If a wedding BBQ is something that you want to try with your guests, then here are some amazing wedding BBQ ideas for you to try:

Burger Grill! 

Let’s start with a super common idea! Burger BBQs are an amazing way to bring people together. Also, burger BBQs are popular and something that everyone simply loves! A burger grill bar is something that will add a pleasant mix of smells and flavors to your wedding. You can have a prepare a burger patty for your guests to quickly grill their desired burgers. To add a touch of customization to your burger grill BBQ bar, you can add a station where your guests can make a burger patty as per their liking! You can have a spread of toppings, different kinds of cheese, and burger buns for your guests to enjoy and have fun with!  What’s more, you can have different recipes that are not just meat. You can create a burger menu that caters to the flavors of every person. Try adding some classic burger recipes with vegetarian and vegan burger options!

However, to improve your burger grill experience for your wedding guests you can decide on some amazing sides to serve with your burgers that are not fries! You can pair your burger grill with tomato and avocado salad, fired sweet potatoes with buttermilk, coleslaw or melon, and cucumber salad. A burger BBQ station can be paired with your wedding theme! To make your wedding BBQ station stand out, you can have a beautiful tent surrounding the BBQ station, and decorate it with twinkle lights. Another idea that we love is to create a faux tent for your BBQ burger station! You can also have signage or use burger props to attract your guests to the BBQ station!

Vegan Skewers! 

Vegan food menu planning can seem daunting at first, but once you look into the options it is exceptionally easy. You can have a vegan station for your weddings guests to enjoy! You can create a station and call it The Vegan-Nation or something quirky that speaks to you! For the vegan station, you can have multiple options, with vegan skewers as the primary attraction. Skewers are versatile and will give your guests something different to try out, instead of the same prepared food. With skewers, your wedding guests can try different vegan options and vegetables, which will give them a new flavor to try every time they have a skewer. You can have a glorious spread of vegetables and tofu, this will give your guests to try out something different and give them more options to choose from.

To improve your guests’ vegan BBQ experience, you can add a beautiful wall of sauces and toppings. You can have tiny jars, with delicate stickers, in the color of your wedding theme. Also, you can have chalkboard signage, helping your guests understand the sauces and different toppings at their disposal. Furthermore, you can add some more wedding decor details to make your vegan station look the part. You can pair the BBQ station with an elaborate table set-up so that your guests can find a spot to sit down and enjoy their vegan skewers perfectly well. You can add your wedding’s chosen theme or chosen reception party decor near your vegan station. Better yet, you can set up a bonfire space for your guests to enjoy their vegan skewers. A bonfire will add more colors to your wedding day’s celebrations and will add a better summer vibe to the day.

BBQ and Beer! 

BBQ and beer are eternal siblings and an all-time favorite! Regardless of the season and time, beer and BBQ lift spirits and make everyone exceptionally happy. And when it comes to adding a wonderful touch to your wedding, nothing beats a BBQ station and beer or cocktail table. The best thing about BBQ station and beer is that you can pretty much create whatever you want. Since we’ve already covered skewers and burgers, how about another all-time favorite? Yes, you guessed it, how about BBQ chicken or veggies and outdoor pizza ovens? You can make use of your beautiful outdoor wedding venue to have a BBQ station for vegetables and meats. To make the BBQ experience perfect you can add a table for beer and cocktails that you will serve at your wedding. A BBQ pizza with drinks is the perfect way to enjoy your outdoor wedding.

What’s more, you can add a seating area around the BBQ area for your wedding. You can have BBQ variations, for example, add your wedding’s burger grill, vegan station, and an outdoor pizza oven in the same area for your wedding. You can create a small area that steps away from the synchronized wedding theme you’ve chosen for your wedding. You can follow the rules of throwing an elated backyard BBQ. To create a wonderful area that suits your BBQ area, you should ditch the idea of keeping everything in sync, and add wooden benches and tables. Also, add some wonderful lights as wedding decorations. Also, you can make use of some lantern-inspired wedding decor ideas to light up the area. You can add some wedding cottage-core ideas for the area as well! For example, if you’re throwing a regal wedding, you can still create a separate area, which has a woven greenery entryway for your guests to welcome to the astoundingly wonderful BBQ area.

To add the final touches to your BBQ and beer idea for your wedding, you can easily make use of a beer dispenser, apart from serving beer pints at your wedding bar. But in the end, you can also have a beer keg or a dispenser for your wedding table set-up. This will help your guests to fill up their glasses whenever they want to. This idea works especially well for couples who love to brew their own beer. You can have a custom craft beer station next to the vegan station. For a wedding beer station, make sure that you consider the number of taps you will need, and the ideas to create a custom station. That said, you can easily decorate the custom beer station at your wedding with beautiful tinsels, and signboards. Or, you can make use of neon signage to make the beer station look attractive.

Peruvian Grilled BBQ 

Is any BBQ complete without citrusy flavors? Peruvian grilled chicken is the perfect addition to your wedding menu for a few reasons. Firstly, Peruvian grilled chicken is paired with a flavorful green sauce, called Aji Verde, and a delicious tomato and cucumber salad. And lastly, it is the perfect choice for a mixed guest list! The grilled chicken can be substituted with portobellos! This recipe is perfect for a wedding because it is easy to make and adds different tones of flavors to your wedding menu. If you’re going for an elegant wedding BBQ, then make sure that the choice of chicken pieces is well-thought-out, make sure that you choose the pieces that are easy to consume. You can pair the dish with some traditional Peruvian sides, like Peruvian mixed bean salad, anise bread, or fried plantains, as well to make your grilled chicken or portobellos taste amazing. To have a Peruvian BBQ, with chicken or portobellos, you can create an open stall. To decorate the BBQ stall, you can have anise bread, napkins, and cutlery displayed on the table. Another way to add a decorative twist to your BBQ stall is to have a small arch with greenery and seasonal flowers with a beautiful mirror sign for the BBQ stall. To add the finishing touch to your wedding BBQ stall you can create an elaborate display with mason jars with the green sauce, and the salads for your guests. Better yet, you can serve the salad options for grilled chicken or portobello in mason jars!

Grilled Tacos! 

Tacos are the perfect addition to your wedding menu, especially if you love Mexican food! Tacos make for the perfect addition to your wedding menu solely because they are easy to consume. Tacos are exceptionally customizable as well, which gives your guests room to enjoy different flavors easily. What we love about a taco BBQ is that you can have two ideas with one dish, and we’re not even counting the numerous customization options! If you already have a BBQ stall at your wedding, then executing a grilled taco stall will become easier. All you need to do is have the taco station close to your BBQ station. You can have a wedding taco truck, which will serve delicious tacos for your guests. You can come up with some pre-planned recipes that will be readily available to your guests. Then you can speak to the caterers and add some customizable options, including vegan and vegetarian taco ideas. To showcase the option of grilling tacos, you can simply add a sign to let your guests know of the option. Your wedding menu can include a deliciously flavorful recipe, such as a grilled steak taco with chimichurri sauce, which can even have a vegan substitute! What’s more, you can add some decor ideas to the taco truck, for example, you can add string lights to create a faux tent, or add flower arrangements similar to your wedding decor on the truck!

Grilled Romaine Salad! 

Another fun addition to your BBQ wedding ideas is a grilled romaine salad! What we love the most about this BBQ recipe is that it is tremendously customizable. The recipe includes grilled lettuce leaves. The lettuce is charred, but it is the right kind of crunchy and right kind of soft, which adds a lot of texture to the leaves. In its simplest form, romaine salad can be just about the grilled lettuce leaves, with a dressing of vinegar, parmesan cheese, and olive oil. However, to make the recipe luxurious, you can simply add some boiled eggs, lemon, meat skewers, or vegan options. Other than this, you can add more toppings to the recipe to make it a completely new dish! For example, you can add bacon, blue cheese, miso butter, or pork! What we love the most about the salad is that it is amazing how you can pair the salad with other food items. For example, if you already have grilled chicken on your wedding menu, then this salad can be paired with it. Apart from this, you can make some changes to the salad dressing.

The ideas above will help you to add bright flavors to your wedding menu. You can either use one of the ideas we’ve listed out, or you can have all of them for your wedding BBQ corner. However, before you decide to throw a wedding party with outdoor BBQ ideas, you should consider the wedding menu. Ask yourself if you want an entire BBQ wedding menu, complete with entrees, sides, and starters, or would you like to add a few BBQ options to enjoy the pretty outdoors? For an outdoor wedding idea, you should ensure that the wedding decor and reception party seating arrangement are taken care of. That said, you should consider talking to your wedding planner if you have one, and discuss your ideas for the reception party with your partner before solidifying the plans.

Unforgettable Spring Desserts Perfect for your Wedding

From the season’s choicest berries to the tropical flavors, here are some spring desserts ideas for your wedding!

From the season’s choicest berries to the tropical flavors, here are some spring desserts ideas for your wedding!

 

Spring, is the season of change, blossoming, and new growth. With the fragrance of the new flowers in the garden, you will surely find the tell-tale aroma of another wonder of nature- love! Spring weddings are a crowd favorite and there are no surprises as to why! One look out of your window into the garden will give you all the answers. However, like every wedding, a spring wedding comes with a long list of agendas!

Planning a wedding, spring or not, can be quite an undertaking! The beauty of the season offers tons of options, and that doesn’t help your dilemma! You want your wedding day to be perfect. To stitch your dream wedding together, it’s best to prepare months in advance. After all, there are so many colors to choose from, so many themes and decor ideas to take a call on, trends to keep up with and so many flowers to take your pick from! Understandably, a person would want to ensure that they pick the best options so that they end up creating amazing memories with their significant other on the big day. You surely wouldn’t want to make things go disarray then. Thus, it’s better and even recommended to start preparing well in advance. After all, there are a lot of tasks that you have to take care of. One of the most important aspects of any wedding is the wedding menu that you will be using in it.

Food is something that can make or break a wedding. That’s because most of the guests look forward to the buffet after the ceremony. Therefore, it’s recommended that you pick the dishes carefully. While the options available to you might be overwhelming and abundant, it is important to get choosy and consider the taste of every dish. Many people as well as wedding planners don’t pay attention to the desserts, except for the wedding cake. The wedding cake tends to overshadow all the other desserts on the menu. If you end up picking desserts that stand out and surpass the wedding cake, your guests will end up remembering your wedding for a long time.

Before we get into spring desserts for weddings, let us take you through what a spring wedding is. Moreover, it’s important for you to know the perks of a spring wedding and why a lot of people prefer it over summer and winter weddings.

Perks of a Spring Wedding

Right after the winter blues comes the happy season of spring. And it’s the perfect time to have a wedding or any social event for that matter. It’s considered one of the most romantic seasons out of all. Moreover, the weather is neither too cold nor too hot. One major reason why many people like to have their weddings in spring is that it’s considered the most romantic season of all with the perfect weather and abundant flowers! There are a lot of beautiful blooms during this season, and they can be used to decorate your wedding to the fullest. With a variety of flowers, you can pump up the aesthetics to the roof. And you’ll probably end up getting a lot of beautiful bouquets as gifts too.

Early spring is also the perfect season for some truly memorable outdoor weddings as the outdoor venues will be blooming with the season’s freshest blooms, setting the stage for the most amazing day of your life. Whether you are going in for a tropical spring wedding or an English tea-party-inspired affair, you will be spoilt for choices, without having to fight for the spot as you will have to do for summer weddings or autumn weddings!

On top of everything, your guests will probably be in a better mood throughout your wedding. This is due to the pleasant weather and the fact that winter must’ve just gotten over. Most of us spend our winters tucked in our blankets and spending time at home. It is only during the spring that people who live in extremely cold areas start to go outside. Thus, they are in higher spirits than usual. That’s why you’re more likely to have a lively wedding during early spring. Another perk of a spring wedding is that your guests will be able to enjoy their food a bit better. As the weather won’t be too extreme on either side, they’ll be able to eat in a relaxed atmosphere. Moreover, they can try cold dishes as well as hot ones as the weather will be quite moderate. And you’ll be able to increase the range of items in the buffet. That brings us to the spring desserts that you might want to include in your wedding buffet. These desserts can make your wedding unforgettable and they’ll be perfect to have after a scrumptious dinner.

Unforgettable Spring Desserts to Consider!

Spring desserts are special and there is a ton of liberty that one can take in terms of flavors. From the season’s choicest berries to the tropical flavors, from light-as-air textures to tart bites, the options are endless! Here is a list of some spring desserts that can make your wedding stand out pretty well.

Blooming Embroidered Cupcakes

Cupcakes can be the cutest and tastiest desserts if done right. What’s even better are those embroidered cupcakes that not only serve as tasty desserts but also as an aesthetic component for your wedding. Ask your venue manager if they can arrange some embroidered cupcakes. If they can’t, it’s a good idea to get them pre-ordered from a decent bakery. The process of making embroidered cupcakes is not that complicated to be fair. All you need to do is ice them with a spatula and then use the tip of something to make flowery designs. If done right, they’ll look so pretty that your guests will stare at them for a solid 10 minutes before eating them.

Designer Fondant Egg Cookies

If you’re not into culinary, then perhaps you won’t know what fondant is. It’s a type of icing that is used to sculpt cakes and a variety of other desserts. It is made from sugar, gelatin, water, vegetable fat, and glycerol. It’s one of the preferred icings among culinary artists. Fondant egg cookies exude an artistic vibe if you paint them well. To paint them, all you need to do is mix the icing with lemon extract. Make sure that you have icings of different colors and you mix them all with lemon extract. After that, you can use those mixtures as watercolors. Once that is done, the sky and your creative potential are the limits to how amazing those cookies end up looking. There are also edible ink pens available in the market that are designed for the very purpose of decorating food items. You can use these pens for details. If you don’t believe us, you can jump on the internet and take a look at how beautiful these cookies can look. You’ll be mesmerized by what people have done with fondant egg cookies in terms of design.

Berry Ice Cream

It’s the evergreen dessert that everyone loves and adores. A buffet is never complete without some ice cream to go with it. One tip that you should heed when it comes to ice cream is to have multiple flavors available at the venue. Not all people like the same flavors. To play it safe, make sure that you have the trinity available – chocolate, strawberry, vanilla. On top of those, you can include some other flavors too. That’s where you can get creative. For instance, you can include the mint flavor to stand out. Perhaps have some black current available. While the options may be endless, in the end, it’s up to you which flavors of ice cream to include. But what’s important is to have multiple flavors of ice cream available at the buffet.

Floral Cones

Floral cones are perhaps the most artistic piece of dessert that you’ll find on this list. These are waffle cones with a little bit of cupcake inside them. These are then decorated with buttercream shapes and freeform candy. You can use these to make the cones seem like conical vases with flowers coming out of them. We’re pretty sure that a lot of guests will end up thinking that they’re a part of the decorations and not something edible. Moreover, if done right, you can match them with the visual aesthetics of your wedding and the venue. That will take the aesthetics of the wedding to a whole new level.

Designer Donuts

Donuts are another item that holds immense decorative potential. They come in a lot of flavors and you can customize them to your will. Make use of buttercream, jellybeans, M&Ms, chocolate cream, and whatnot to have a wide variety of tastes available in desserts. From strawberry to glazed sugar, your donuts will have every flavor. And that’ll make your guests happy as everyone has a different taste when it comes to things like bagels and donuts.

Croissants 

If you’re looking to add a touch of class to your buffet table, then it won’t be a bad idea to go all-out French with your guests. Give your guests a glimpse of the French cuisine by including croissants in the desserts. Croissants taste amazing to most people as they are quite buttery and flaky. It’s a dessert that not even diabetic people pass upon. One interesting fact about this dish is that it originated in Austria, even though it is associated with France. Thus, it’ll add a whole European vibe to your wedding.

Rosy Rosette Cookies

Rosy Rosette Cookies can be another visually-pleasing dessert item at your wedding. They are very easy to make and they look amazing. All you need to do to prepare them is buy some pre-made cookies. After that, use buttercream of various colors to decorate those cookies according to the color palette of your wedding. We recommend that you have some pink ones on display as they look amazing. Apart from that, they even have a decent taste. So, in the end, it’s a win-win situation.

Spring Floral Cake

In most spring desserts, the idea is to include designs and aesthetics that are flowery. Keeping true to that line of artistic vision, the spring floral cake made with a lot of buttercream is perhaps the best pick for most early spring weddings. It’s a time when there are a lot of flower blooms. So why not have that reflected in your desserts? A spring floral cake is made by icing one’s cake with buttercream. Once that is done, you can use an edible ink pen or even a toothpick to carve out designs.

Ice Cream Cakes

When it comes to desserts, what better option is there than to mix the two of the most popular desserts in the world – ice cream and cake. Ice cream cakes are extremely tasty and just heavenly. They’re loved by children and adults alike. Moreover, the available flavors are abundant. So, there are a lot of options for you to choose from. What’s more, is that you can even replace your wedding cake with an ice cream cake. Ice cream cakes are slowly phasing out traditional cakes.

Eclairs

If you’re looking for something sweet and little, then opting for some multi-flavored eclairs might be a good idea. For instance, you can go for white chocolate raspberry eclairs. There are a lot of flavors and combinations that you can go for. The sky’s the limit. And your guests will love the idea of having a snack-like dessert being available at the buffet. One upside of having such desserts is that your guests can keep coming back to the dessert stand in-between meals.

Strawberry Shortcakes 

There is something about tart berries in the fresh and refreshing springtime that feels like a match made in heaven. Strawberry shortcakes scream springtime like nothing else. Strawberry shortcakes are individual variations of strawberry shortcakes with basil for a herbaceous flavor, and they pair perfectly with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a sweet finish!

Carrot Cake

There’s no way a list of spring wedding meal ideas could be complete without a mention of carrot cake. This classic and delectable spring treat can be transformed into a distinctive and exquisite wedding day dessert in a variety of ways. You may serve carrot cake as a wedding cake, cupcakes, cake pops, or even serve it to all your wedding guests in shot glasses for an elegant and distinctive tiny spring wedding dessert.

Monogram Cream Tart Cake

Monograms are popular for a variety of wedding day decorations decor, but nothing beats a monogram cake! Layers of sponge cake and buttercream frosting are topped with edible flowers and sugar pearls in this trendy take. It’s a wonderful centerpiece for wedding parties, and it’s a fun way to commemorate your newly shared surname!

Enchanting Rose Garden Cupcakes

The gorgeous garden cupcakes would be ideal for a backyard wedding, don’t you think? If you want to truly give an ode to the season on your wedding day, go for this gorgeous rose cupcake which comes as tiny plants. Place them on a cake stand or a dessert table with some nice paper doilies underneath. This will go perfectly with the spirit of the season and everything that it represents! These will also work beautifully with a spring garden wedding!

Coconut Lime Tart

Coconut lime tart’s tropical coconut and lime flavor will make all of your wedding guests feel as though winter is truly behind them. The combination of coconut and lime creates a particular zingy sweetness, but you can be creative and use other citrus tastes, such as lemon, without losing any of the magic in this spring wedding dessert.

S’More Kits

S’mores are a simple and crowd-pleasing dessert that can be served at any time of year. Whether it is the alluring springtime with the promise of summer in the air or the nippy autumn, you can’t go wrong with smores, as it brings all the cozy vibes with it. Place a marshmallow and chocolate bar sandwiched between two graham crackers in a cellophane bag for a treat your guests will appreciate.

When it comes to desserts, you shouldn’t get lax. Make sure that you try to get the best possible spring dessert items for your wedding. They should not only be tasty but also visually pleasing. You might want to balance it out by having some unorthodox dessert items along with some traditional ones like ice creams. In the end, it’s about what makes your guests happy. And in spring, there will be a lot of dessert options to choose from. Another thing that you should remember is that you can always venture out of the continent when considering what dessert items to include at your wedding. Whether you are going for a low-key backyard spring wedding or an extravagant celebration of the season and your love, these ideas will have you covered regardless! There are some hidden gems of desserts out there in the world that you haven’t had a taste of yet. Try and include those if you want to truly mesmerize your guests.

Wedding Popcorn Bar Ideas

Planning to have a popcorn bar at your wedding? Here's all the inspiration you need for an impactful popcorn bar to make your wedding iconic!

Planning to have a popcorn bar at your wedding? Here's all the inspiration you need for an impactful popcorn bar to make your wedding iconic!

 

Over the years, weddings have definitely had their trendy and chic decorations, unique themes, mouth-watering food, and endless dancing! Everything from surprise-yet-rehearsed wedding party dances, to modern and rustic country wedding themes, we have seen it all over the last decade!

One such aspect of weddings that never comes to a halt is the food! With every year’s something new and unique is getting added to the wedding food! When it comes to food at weddings, these days, the latest trend is focusing on the wedding day dessert table! These days our millennial couples are more focused on showcasing and offering more than just the usual wedding cake! At present, the biggest wedding day dessert trend is popcorn bars! They are gaining popularity in no time as every other couple is considering having a popcorn barn at their wedding!

Popcorn is indeed a great and fantastic treat that nearly every person enjoys and it also makes the perfect display at any wedding, regardless of the wedding theme, color, or dietary restriction. The best thing about popcorn is that it can be colorful, flavorful and it makes great wedding favors. And a popcorn bar is nothing but a great choice for vegans! Everybody just loves popcorn, no matter whether it’s salty or sweet. We can assure you that your friends and all your wedding guests will be thankful to you for this tasty and light wedding snack! And dancing the night away can make your wedding guests hungry! So, why not fuel them up to dance again with some delicious and flavored popped popcorn! Your wedding guests will love having this as a late-night snack, and leftover bags of popcorn make for cute wedding favors!

So, before we go ahead and tell you about all the incredible and unique popcorn bar ideas for your wedding day, which will not only elevate your wedding day snacking game but will also leave your wedding guests enchanted and mesmerized, here are some of the general questions that every couple face while they plan for popcorn bar for their wedding day! The idea of creating a popcorn bar usually starts with endless questions popping into the minds of couples. In that case, you don’t need to stress away as we have got you and all the questions that might be coming into your head covered!

Here are some of the simple yet important questions whose answers will help you in creating a perfect popcorn bar for your big and special day! All these questions will not only elevate your wedding day decor game but will also give our professional wedding photographers and videographers endless possibilities to capture mind-blowing wedding decor photos in the best of frames! Our experienced and talented wedding photographers have keen eyes for the details, and when with them by your side on your wedding day, we can assure you that none of the wedding details will be spared in getting documented in the most creative frames!

How many gallons of popcorn will I need for _____ number of wedding guests for my wedding day?

Well, the factor of ordering the number of popcorns depends a little bit on how much food and the varieties you are putting down on your wedding menu! If you are planning a complete sit-down meal with lots of finger food, then you might consider ordering 1.5 to 2 cups of popcorn per wedding guest! But, if you are planning to have the popcorn bar as the star of your wedding celebration, then you must go with 2 to 3 cups of popcorn per guest! Just keep in mind that some of your wedding guests might not eat popcorn and the kids will have some extra. So, just plan in a way that you may want to have more than you think you need!

Just some maths here, that will help you with your question! On average, a 2-gallon bulk bag of popcorns will serve 32-1 cup servings. Whereas, a 4-gallon bulk popcorn bulk bag will have about 64-1 cup serving!

Just for an example, if you are planning on a grand celebration with about 128 to 200 of your wedding guests, as per the above-mentioned details, you will want to purchase a minimum of 8 gallons for each guest to have one-1 cup serving of popcorn!

What is the usual serving size?

Talking about the serving size, then you must plan that your wedding guests will eat an average of 1 to 2 cups of popped corn per person! But, if you want to be more precise and don’t wanna waste any food, then you can determine the amount of popcorn (by volume) the individual containers will hold in order to determine an individual serving size for your popcorn bar at your wedding!

To get a brief and generic idea, you can fill one of your containers for your wedding guests with popped popcorn, and then pour the popped popcorn into a measuring cup to actually determine the volume (preferably in cups) that the container will hold!

This simple and easy method will help you to get an approximate idea about the typical serving size of popped popcorn on your wedding day. And this way you won’t be wasting any food and your wedding guests will have enough popcorn to savor!

How long before my wedding should I order my popcorn?

You can always place an order for popcorn for your wedding day as early as you would like! When you will submit the order you will be asked to specify your preferred shipping date, and you can choose whatever you find the best! Most brides and wedding planners prefer to get the popcorn delivered about 3-4 days before the wedding to alleviate any kind of last-minute stress and chaos! Or you can always schedule a future shipping date for your popcorn to arrive!

If you don’t want to schedule a future shipping date then we will suggest you place an order a week and a half to two weeks before your wedding day so that the popcorns arrive on time and also stay as fresh as possible for your big and special day!

What kind of theme should I consider for my wedding day popcorn bar?

It’s your wedding day and we are sure that you have already planned every inch of your wedding day in your head! But, if you ask us, all we will say is whatever inspires you and your sweetheart! You can coordinate the decoration with your wedding day color palette. Or you can also draw inspiration from something in your life (like a romantic movie, perhaps?). If you still need some inspiration, we have some ideas for your wedding day popcorn bar-

  • A movie-theme
  • An Art-Deco Theme
  • Something rustic yet chic and elegant


What are the basic things that I may need to create a popcorn bar for my wedding day?

Well, you need a lot of stuff to create a fantastic and eye-catching popcorn bar for your wedding day celebration! All you will ever need are-

Popcorn (of course!)

Chic and unique containers to hold the popcorns. When it comes to choosing the holders for popcorn, the sky’s the limit! If you want everything to be extraordinary, then you will need to think outside of the box (or bowl), when trying to figure ways to hold your popcorn snacks! You can always try the tin buckets, large Mason jars, or even baskets!

Scoops for scooping out the popcorn.

Containers that your wedding guests will use to fill with the popped popcorns! Consider adding bring in favors bags or treat cones are the unique containers to fill in the popcorns!

Various kinds of toppings or seasonings. From delicious and mouth-watering chocolate bits and chunks of bacon to seasoning both classic (Kettle Corn, Caramel, Buttery Garlic) to the unusual and scrumptious (Pizza, Sriracha, Chilli Lime), you can allow your wedding guests to mix and match the flavors of their choice to please their own taste buds!

And lastly, the napkins!

So, now all the important questions related to Popcorn Bar are answered in the above section, let us enlighten you on some really incredible and fantastic popcorn bar ideas which are popping. These unique ideas will surely leave a lasting impression on the hearts, minds, and in the mouth of all your wedding guests, and will also offer ample photography and videography opportunities to our professional and experienced wedding photographers and videographers!

Pick a Theme for Your Popcorn Bar

The initial step that comes into play when you are planning to have a popcorn bar at your wedding is deciding upon a theme! Make sure you are choosing a theme that matches your wedding theme or the style of your wedding! Like a rustic popcorn bar setup if you are planning a rustic wedding, modern and chic for a contemporary wedding style, vintage, retro, colorful and fun, and so on! If you are planning an outdoor wedding or a spring wedding celebration, then make sure your popcorn bar should have all the beautiful colors of the spring wedding palette! The options are endless for you to choose from! The reason we are saying it matches your wedding theme or style is that it will make your wedding photos look stunning!

Here are some popcorn bar theme ideas for choose based on your wedding theme-

If a rustic and vintage theme wedding is on your mind, you can have your popcorn bar set up on a wooden trolly to bring in the rustic vibe and adorn it with kraft paper. You can keep the popped popcorn in a bucket, or paper bags, and place them alongside a large chalkboard sign mentioning “Popcorn Bar is Waiting!” this style of the rustic popcorn barn will undoubtedly leave your wedding guests enchanted and wanting for more! And of course, it will be a great photography opportunity to capture!

In case, it’s your spring wedding, and we all know that when it’s spring season it’s all about colors! Especially the poppy colors! If spring is your wedding theme, you can consider a fun and bright popcorn bar made of a wagon on wheels with colorful popcorn in glass bowls and in sacks!

Opt For Proper Decor For Your Popcorn Bar

Once you are through with the theme of the popcorn bar for your wedding day, the next step is to choose the base of your popcorn bar! Like, will it be a classic vintage dresser or the cabinets? Or will you go for a cart or trolley that screams retro at its best? Or you want things to be simple, elegant, and classy, so just want to go with a minimalist console table? Or maybe you will try something fun like a couple of ladders and a vintage door as a shelf between them? Whatever you prefer, we can assure you that it will offer a great setting for your popcorn bar! Once you decide upon the setting, it’s time to put all the popped popcorn into proper containers, like the clear glass jars or bowls for a modern and chic wedding! Elegant glass jars with beautiful lids will make a perfect container for a vintage-themed wedding! Choose it as per your choice and then add a table cloth or a runner and pair it with some blooms and greenery if you want! The choice is completely all yours! You never know, maybe a well-decorated popcorn bar becomes the centerpiece of your wedding day!

Signage

No bar or food station goes without a sign on a wedding day! So, you will need at least one large signage to point at the bar and some cute little smaller tags or signs to mark each type of popcorn you display on the popcorn bar! To make your signages more attractive and alluring, you can also consider hanging banners or can bring in some string lights to accentuate the station! Choose the style of signage that perfectly fits your wedding theme and style. If you ask us, chalkboards are the most popular signages these days! Well, you can also try something vintage, modern and chic, along with many other styles, looks, and frames depending on your wedding day theme!

So, whether you are planning a grand wedding celebration or an intimate celebration with your loved ones only, adding a popcorn bar to your wedding day will be a crowd-pleasing treat that will surely delight all your wedding guests as it offers enough of a tasty snack without being overly filling!