Summer weddings are always exciting to plan, and the combination of beautiful weather and romance sets the perfect scene for serving delicious food. Hors d’oeuvres for a summer wedding should be light enough to be enjoyed in warmer temperatures, while still leaving your guests satisfied. You should also keep the theme in mind as you plan the menu and choose options that highlight the bride and groom’s personal preferences. These five hors d’oeuvres are perfect for bringing out the best flavors of the summer season so that everyone enjoys the wedding refreshments.
Enthrall Your Guests With Chicken Tandoori
Many summer weddings are held outdoors, and skewer dishes are always a fun way to tap into a country charm or rustic barbecue theme. Our chicken tandoori sticks give the typical kabobs a fun twist that emphasizes the bride and groom’s love for exotic foods. With flavors such as cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and cumin blended together, everyone will rave about how tasty this version of chicken on a stick tastes compared to their usual fare.
Dive Into a Bite of Malibu Coconut Shrimp
Shrimp is always a delicious treat, but this version gets an upgrade from the special Malibu Rum batter that is used in its coconut breading. With each bite, your guests will be transported to a tropical paradise. Coconut shrimp is perfect for beach weddings, but you can also work this special treat into almost any type of theme.
Include Everyone with Edamame Dumplings
Every wedding menu should have at least one hor d’oeuvre that appeals to everyone. Edamame dumplings include all of those fresh summer flavors that everyone loves, and they are even vegan-friendly. Soybean, cabbage, corn, and shiitake mushrooms are all included in these bite-sized potstickers. Although they are one of the healthiest items that you can put on the menu, the only thing that people will notice is the tasty flavors.
Enjoy Classic Breaded Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are a classic hors d’oeuvres that most guests will be looking for at the wedding. We have a variety of different style crab cakes from which you can choose while planning your menu to fit any preferences. For a classic treat, serve our premium crab cakes that include summer flavors such as scallions and herbs mixed with the meat. Alternatively, you could put a new spin on crab cakes by serving our two-ounce breaded cakes on buns as sliders.
Keep It Light With Phyllo
On a warm summer day, few things are as wonderful as biting into a light and fluffy phyllo treat. Our fruit-filled phyllo rolls give you something sweet to put on the menu without weighing your guests down. Try setting out our Pear and Brie Phyllo rolls for a morning or early afternoon wedding, and the guests will love having an option that fits into their brunch. If the bride and groom prefer more savory options, then you can choose phyllo rolls with prosciutto and fontina cheese instead of fruit.
The summer season is full of exciting options for filling up a wedding menu with tasty treats that will leave every guest satisfied. As you prepare the menu, make sure to keep it light and include options that take traditional hor d’oeuvres to new levels so that your refreshments stand out from the typical standard wedding options.