Wedding guests will only remember a few parts of your wedding years down the road. For that matter, so will YOU! People will be brought back to your wedding day particularly by there senses: what they see, what they hear, what they taste, what they touch and what they smell. One of the five senses is what they taste. This is why one of the more critical aspect of your wedding is the food.
Food takes on an integral role of any wedding. Was the food hot or cold as it was made to the prime temperature? How long did guests have to wait for the main course? Were there plenty of appetizers during happy hour (not made for a meal but to battle their hunger). Was there enough beverages for all ages and types of drinkers at the event?
Food Stations By The Season
All the above is very important. However, it may be difficult to think of a food menu depending on the part of the country and the time of year of your wedding day. We always recommend staying with food of the area. This supports local businesses. In addition, those guests traveling from afar to attend your wedding, will highly appreciate the local flavors.
So what are some wedding food suggestions for every time of year?
Ideas that do not require a time of year
Pairing courses with specified wine and/or beer to match
Food Station Ideas
Think of food stations that fit into your area.
Maine – Lobster station
Montana – Pasty station
Wisconsin – Brat Station
Pennsylvania – Cheesesteak station
Georgia – Chicken and Waffles station.
Texas – BBQ – Ribs, Chicken, etc. station
California – Avacado with anything
Idaho – Baked or Mashed potato station
Alaska – King crab legs station
Washington – Salmon station
Think of of an out-of-the-box thinking food station.
Donut station with topping choices
Ice cream station with topping choices
Hot chocolate station with toppings and flavors selections
Mashed sweet, baby red or yukon gold potato station with topping choices
Lots of Popcorn choices
Hearty appetizers like sliders or tacos
Pasta bar with different noodles and different sauces and accompaniments.
Butternut, Acorn, Banana or Spaghetti Squash
Sliced apple with carmel dip or carmel apples decorated with different toppings (chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, etc)
Pumpkin and sweet potato pie
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Most Italian dishes
Amber beers including Octoberfest
Baked Potato Bar
Hot chocolate station w/flavors and candy cane stir sticks
Prime rib carving station
Red wines including Merlot
Spinach, pear and walnut salad
Lamb chops w/mint jelly
Spring peas and carrots
Light pasta salads with balsamic vinaigrette dressing
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