Winter wedding season is soon to start, and some of you may want some advice to make your wedding perfect. Today’s roundup is dedicated to winter wedding menus: let’s see what to serve to your guests to excite them and to warm them up on a winter day.
If you’re going to have a cocktail hour at your nuptials, offer bite-sized amounts of favorite comfort foods: demi forks with pasta favorites, like seafood ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, or mini panini on sticks.
As for drinks, you can always opt for alcohol to keep the blood warm, like mulled wine, heavier beers like stouts, or even ice wines. Don’t forget the seasonal options of hot chocolate, apple cider, or the easy-to-please tea and coffee options.
Nothing beats a hearty soup – even at a wedding. Prefer hearty and creamy soups: serve a spicy tomato soup with crusty garlic ciabatta, or an earthy wild mushroom soup with rosemary and thyme rolls, or unique concoctions like Guinness and gouda cheese soup. As long as your starter is steamy, your guests will be happy! As for the salads, you can never go wrong with the classic cranberry, pear, walnut, and goat’s cheese (or similar type) salad on a bed of tender greens.
Popular wedding menu ideas for winter include prime cuts of beef like filet mignon, seafood options like baked salmon, and winter or fall game meats like venison or pheasant. Another option is to serve your guests a family-style roast – perfect for sharing and getting everyone cozy. Think of gorgeous golden pastry stuffed to the brim with braised beef and slow-roasted vegetables. Couples are also looking into vegetarian options to offer non-meat-eating guests, such as pasta dishes like cheese-stuffed ravioli.
Go for a seasonal fruit tart with thick clotted cream and steaming custard or warm sticky toffee pudding with vanilla bean custard, or to add a touch of class, decadent crème brûlée served with hot espresso. Also make sure you’re serving up hot drinks like tea, coffee, and hot chocolate for them to sip on, and consider alcoholic dessert drinks laced with the heavier liqueurs like Bailey’s Irish Cream. Add coziness with a hot chocolate station, complete with all the toppings, and a DIY roasted marshmallow station.