Destination wedding catering: Menu ideas for Beach-theme Wedding
Whether you’re planning to have your wedding reception in your backyard or international venue, having an experienced caterer is curial.
Professional wedding caterers are well-familiar with all the latest trends in terms of decorations, food presentation, and wedding menus. Hence, by hiring a wedding caterer, you can make your wedding a memorial event for everyone.
Although there are several things that come together to make a successful wedding, serving delicious food can make your guests happier. This means they will remember your wedding for years to come. Apart from preparing wedding menu, wedding caterers will also help you present those finger-licking cuisines in the best possible way.
If you’re planning to have a beach-theme destination wedding, here are the menu ideas you should consider. Also, ask the at least 4 question for the wedding caterers.
Starting from the first sip of a cocktail to sweet bite of dessert and delicious platters, there are various ways you can add taste of the beach to your wedding menu.
The following are some of the menu ideas for your beach-theme wedding.
Cocktail time - You can either serve your guests with a wide range of cocktails an hour before the reception or during the meal. Whatever you choose, but remember that the right cocktails can set everyone's mood.
Here are the most popular alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for beach weddings.
- Piña colada, Margaritas, and other tropical cocktails.
- Flavored vodkas and rums, especially with splashes of coconut, mango, or extracts of citrus.
- Fresh fruit juices, including mango, pineapple, and other tropical mixed punch.
- Ice blended drinks or fresh fruit smoothies.
Appetizers - Appetizers can be served along with the cocktails or prior to dinner. The following are the delicious appetizers you can serve for a beach wedding:
- Mini crab cakes
- Fresh tropical fruits
- Shrimp cocktail
- Mushrooms stuffed with crabs or shrimps
- Iced oysters
- Sun-dried tomato bread
- Coconut shrimp
- Popcorn chicken
Having a fresh salad before the main course cleanse the palette. However, it can also be a light, yet delicious starting to wedding meal, especially if you choose from the following scrumptious wedding favorites.
- Caesar salad with shrimp
- Garden salad served with baby greens
- Mixed greens
It is advisable to serve those delicious salad platters with light, flavorful dressings.
Soups: Well, soups can be served as an alternative to salads. The most famous beach wedding soups are as follow:
- Clam chowder
- Lobster or shrimp bisque
- Jamaican pepper pot soup
Entree and side dishes:
The entrée is the main dish of wedding menu, which is served with side dishes. You can choose two entries to offer a variety of options to your guests, and the following are the most popular options:
- Chicken marsala
- Jamaican jerk meats
- Broiled or grilled fish
- Steak, such as prime rib, filet mignon, or tenderloin
- Combinations of surf and turf
- Lime roasted pork
- Barbecued chicken
The most popular side dishes include:
- Sauteed or grilled vegetables
- Pasta served with different types of sauces
- Saffron rice or rice pilaf
- Mashed potatoes, or potato wedges
Although most people don’t add a dessert to their wedding menu, as they have the wedding cake as a dessert, serving one or two desserts can add extra sweetness to your wedding meal. Moreover, most guests don’t like cake. Therefore, adding desserts can be a good idea.
The beach wedding desserts are:
- Strawberry shortcake
- Coconut macaroons
- Strawberries covered with chocolate
- Citrus tarts
- Coconut cream pie
- The bottom line
There are numerous ways you can make your wedding meal relishing and appetizing to you guests. Do you know people forget everything about the wedding, but not the food? So, now you know the power of a trendy and delicious food menu at the wedding. Food can either make or ruin your wedding. Therefore, you must make a mindful decision while choosing your wedding caterer.