Spring is perfect for outdoor weddings and if you prefer a relaxed buffet-style reception to a classical sit-down lunch or dinner, read our tips on how to decorate the table and how to serve food and drinks with style:
Add seasonal element to your buffet table
Make your buffet table truly spectacular with a gorgeous background, layout and details. Get inspired by spring and use bright colours and freshly picked blooms to make stunning decorations. Flower garlands or colourful bunting can be your ideal backdrop, while miniature vases with spring blossoms will look great on the table. You can also use flowers to decorate food and drinks.
Serve refreshing cocktails in pretty dispensers
We definitely recommend refreshing cocktails for spring. Think citrus flavours and exotic mixtures but also add visual elements like edible flowers, fresh berries and plenty of ice. Coloured lemonade is the perfect non-alcoholic drink for spring weddings, while Pimms, martini, mojito, champagne cocktails and vodka based mixtures with some extra fruit added will delight spirit lovers at your reception. Use elegant clear glass dispensers such as the apothecary-style ones from Weddingstar to serve the cocktails because they will make the buffet spread even prettier.
Opt for bite-size food and display plenty of colourful veggies
Elegant finger food is very stylish and trendy, so choose a wide range of flavours to delight your guests. Miniature meals are a huge culinary trend at wedding receptions, and small salads served in shot glasses are extremely popular. Get inspired by spring and include plenty of vegetables such as peppers in different colours, carrot and celery sticks, beetroot, lettuce and tomato. Serve them with yummy dips and dressings, but also use them to make delicious mini sandwiches or spring rolls.
Choose light spring flavours for desserts
While creamy cakes and desserts with lots of chocolate and sweet fillings are ideal for autumn and winter weddings, spring requires light, refreshing flavours. Think fruit salads, citrus tarts and berry-flavoured cheesecakes, or serve a scrumptious waffle cake topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup. Light cupcakes and macarons are a great addition to your buffet too, while the ideal flavour for your tiered wedding cake could be pink champagne, lemon cake or white chocolate and raspberry.