Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Menu Ideas for a Destination Wedding

Planning your wedding menu can be a fun part of your wedding preparation. You get to work with a caterer to come up with the perfect mix of your favorite foods and their specialities. While this can be more difficult when you plan a destination wedding, since you can’t meet and do tastings in the same way, a destination wedding does offer you plenty of inspiration for your menu.

Using local dishes in your wedding menu is a great way to get the most out of your destination wedding. If you aren’t familiar with the local favorites, consider having your caterer include bite-sized versions of them for your cocktail hour. This allows you a taster without the worry.

You can also get inspired by your location in other ways. If you are planning a beach wedding, make sure you have the best of the ocean on your menu. Seafood can be a part of your hors d’oeuvres, appetizer, and entree. You can even serve shrimp cocktail and crab cakes as an evening snack.

Your destination can also be a part of the sweeter menu items and drinks. Use local ingredients for your signature drink and offer local fruits as a dessert option. You can also have your destination wedding be a theme for your wedding cake’s design.

When you plan your destination wedding menu, working with an experienced destination wedding planner can help make everything go smoother. To find out more about what we can do for your destination wedding, give us a call today!

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