Cocktail & Canapé Ideas For Summer Weddings

Summer wedding menus are all about tasty light bites and refreshing beverages, so consider these trendy ideas for your cocktail hour!

Fresh & Seasonal Bites Served With Style

Fresh & Seasonal Bites Served With Style

Your summer canapés should be light and delicious, so whichever location you have chosen for your wedding reception, focus on fresh, seasonal produce. If you want to take your canapés to the next level, why not embrace the new trend and set up food tasting stations. This a great idea if you decided to host a cocktail-style party instead of a classical banquet, but even if it is just a treat for your guests during the cocktail hour, we think is worth it! You can choose to serve anything from wine and cheese to Japanese sushi, and some couples prefer hiring a chef to prepare gourmet delights on-site than having ordinary catering.

Offering your guests a range of options such as cuisines from different parts of the world or simply a variety of summer-inspired bites will make your wedding food more interesting and more appealing for those who love making Instagram snaps. Nowadays wedding food is all about presentation and personalisation, so think of creative ways to serve your canapés. If you want to treat your guests with oysters, display them on ice and serve with mini tabasco sauce bottles, and if you prefer gourmet mini burgers and chips instead, present them in mini baskets or on a stylish wooden tray. There is a way to make any food look fun!

Be Creative With The Drinks

Be Creative With The Drinks

It is summer and it is the ideal time to party outside! Make a selection of beverages exceptional! Instead of just having champagne trays, serve your drinks in a stylish way too. From fruit infused water and pink lemonade to signature cocktails and wine bars, be creative and make your guests enjoy mingling around after the ceremony. Opt for refreshing drinks and offer a selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Just like food stations, outdoor bars are a hot wedding trend right now, and you can be playful with the design. You can make a few stands with different types of drinks such as wine, beer and whiskey stations, or make one cool bar with a selection of signature cocktails served in special glasses. You can even pick a theme and make a unique design for your bar or hire a professional mixologist to make wedding cocktails for you and your guests!

Don’t Forget Something Sweet

Don’t Forget Something Sweet

Instead of just serving your wedding cake at the end of the reception, make sure to offer some refreshing sweets to your guests. Mini cakes and small treats are hugely popular at weddings, so why not set up a dessert table with a colourful and delicious spread! From pancakes and donuts to mini ice creams and sorbets, you can offer your guests a range of wedding desserts, but you can also hire an ice cream van or set up a DIY station where they can make their own ice cream or waffle from a selection of flavours, dressings and ornaments.

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