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Fun Summer Wedding Food

Summer weddings can be as formal or as casual as you’d like.  If you and your fiancé are looking for an alternative to a formal summer wedding menu, then consider adding some fun into the mix.  It is easy to add a touch of whimsy to your ceremony and reception with these tips from Cleveland caterers.


Get the party started!  If your wedding is being hosted outside, consider asking your Akron caterer to offer guests a special pre-ceremony cocktail to set the stage. A fruit-based drink can help quell thirst on a hot day and help your guests feel welcome from the moment they arrive at your site.

Explore creative alternatives.  Instead of simply thinking along the line of a traditional buffet, think about some creative food alternatives. If you and your fiancé have a love of baseball, then offering miniature hot dogs, popcorn and peanuts during the cocktail hour can lend a personal touch.

Eat ethnic. If you come from an ethnic family, then don’t hesitate to incorporate some of your favorite flavors into your menu.  From cumin flavored, Latin-inspired rice to collard greens or even artisanal Italian sausage, you can make your wedding reflect your background.

Ditch the cake. Not a huge fan of cake?  There is no reason to feel obligated to have a traditional wedding cake if it isn’t your favorite.  Your wedding reception caterer can offer an ice cream sundae bar, complete with homemade chocolate sauce, decadent caramel sauce and lots of toppings to keep your guests busy.  A selection of home-style cookies can finish off your dessert.

Have an after party.  If you are planning on dancing the night away, or are having your wedding in a location where you can stay all night, consider offering after party snacks. Sliders, chips, hot dogs or pizza are all items that your family and friends will be grateful for after a long day of fun.

Your wedding doesn’t have to suspend summer fun. With some tweaks to your menu, you can add touches to your food that will make your guests understand more about the fun you love to have as a couple.  By including ethnic touches, having a sundae bar or hosting an after party, you can be sure your wedding food will be memorable.

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