Buffet food will definitely cost you less than a classical sit-down style lunch or dinner, so it is the perfect option for an informal reception. Make the best of it and decorate the table with gorgeous spring-inspired details and serve spectacular finger food with a fun selection of cocktails!
We think warm spring weather requires refreshing cocktails, so make your selection of drinks interesting by bringing a seasonal element to it. Think colourful lemonades with different types of fruit such as raspberry, blackberry or kiwi and serve them in pretty dispensers. Champagne cocktails are also a fabulous idea for spring, but you can also include martinis, mojito cocktails and invigorating citrus-based alcoholic mixtures. British Pimms with plenty of fruit is an excellent choice, but to add more spring flavour to classical cocktails, you can serve them with edible spring blooms.
Generally, you can choose between a ‘fork’ or ‘finger’ buffet, but we believe that bite-size food is a better choice because it’s just so chic and trendy. Be inventive and create an outstanding buffet spread full of different tastes and food designs. Miniature meals are very hip at the moment and you can think of playful ways to serve them. Use small glass jars, shot glasses, coffee cups, Chinese spoons, wooden or chalkboard trays and pretty ramekins.
Colourful vegetables will look amazing on your buffet table, so include many different varieties such as carrots, peppers, celery sticks and beetroot, and serve them with delicious dips, baked seeds and yummy dressings. You can also include mini quiche, petite sandwiches with fresh lettuce and tomato or even bruschetta, while fresh seafood is always a good idea.
Fresh fruit is the perfect spring dessert and you can serve it in many different ways. Think creative ways to serve fruit salad or make fruit skewers, which will look very decorative on your buffet table. Refreshing desserts like cheesecakes and citrus tarts are a great idea too, but nothing beats a pancake or waffle cake topped with berries and maple syrup. You can also add some chocolate dipped strawberries to make the offering more decadent, and don’t forget to include colourful macarons and cupcakes, which are a stylish addition to any buffet.
Of course, your wedding cake will be your main dessert, so think of a fresh tasting flavour like lemon cake, white chocolate and raspberry or pink champagne. A pretty, multi-tiered naked cake adorned with fresh blooms or colourful berries is also a fabulous choice for a spring wedding!
A wedding buffet is a fantastic opportunity to make a great visual impact at your wedding party. Find a convenient position for your buffet table and think of an interesting background. If it is an outdoor venue, lush greenery can be the perfect setting, but you can also create a backdrop by yourself. Use chalkboard paint to make a fantastic DIY background or be playful with paper decorations, ribbons or even balloons. Label food and drink with pretty paper flags or mini chalkboard signs, or use miniature paper bunting to dress the cheese plate and your wedding cake. These small details will provide fantastic opportunities your guests will love.
To add a seasonal element to your décor, use fresh spring blossoms to adorn your table. Put them in glass jars or vases, or scatter rose petals across the table. Flower garlands will also look amazing and you can use them to make a stunning background, while floating candles will create a romantic mood for the evening reception.
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