The fall wedding season is coming and it’s high time to remember that food is a no less important part of a wedding than decor. If you care about what food to serve to embrace the season, I’ve prepared some ideas you may incorporate into your fall wedding menu. Have a look at these tips with examples and get inspired for your own wedding!
Fall is all about mixing flavors, pairing sweet and savory is one of the best ideas for the fall. If we take appetizers, they are usually small and shouldn’t be too hearty because other food is going to come after, so you may offer your guests pimento cheese crisps topped with candied bacon, a tomato bisque shooter topped with a mini grilled cheese sandwich, or mushroom caps stuffed with sausage and cranberry. Such food is a crowd favorite, which means that most of guests will be pleased including vegetarians.
savory cheese crisps with pecans are a cool fall appetizer idea for every wedding
cheese crists with butter and sugared cranberries and fresh mint for atasty appetizer
tomato bisque shooters with little cheese sandwiches for a simple appetizer
tomato bisque shooters with pistachios, grilled cheese and touches of radish
apple-cinnamon pumpkin butternut squash soup is a cool take on a traditional soup idea
creamy tomato soup shooters with grilled cheese sticks will create a fun fall appetizer
sausage stuffed musrooms with cheese and fresh greenery for a tasty fall appetizer
Brie and cranberry stuffed mushrooms are an ideal vegetarian and gluten-free option
sausage and Asigo cheese stuffed mushrooms with fresh greenery is a warming up appetizer
As for fall entrees, most of guests will crave warm and comforting options but not too heavy ones, as they may leave your guests lethargic and they won’t have fun or be active during the rest of the day. Try red meat or a saucy, cream-based chicken dish, as well as more creative options like salads with gorgonzola and green apples, seared pork topped with blackberry sauce, and butternut squash risotto or pumpkin ravioli. Risotto and ravioli are to please vegetarians, they can be done with pecan and pistachios.
fillet mignon with asparagus is what you need for a fall wedding
grilled steak salad with blue cheese is a fresh yet rather hearty meal for a wedding
rosemary fennel crusted pork chops for a hearty and tasty fall meal
a perfect grilled steak with herb butter features a homemade dry rub and melty herb butter finish
butternut squash risotto with pine nuts, balsamic drizzle and fried sage
roasted butternut squash and crispy fried sage is a great option for vegetarians
pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sauce and pecans is a tasty and warming idea for fall
butternut squash and goat cheese ravioli with browned butter and oregano bread crumbs
Use fresh ingredients for side dishes: roasted root vegetables, sweet potatoes, candied carrots, garlic herbed mashed potatoes, and green beans as too hearty side dishes will leave your guests too full and uncomfortable – you are already serving comforting meat or ravioli and heavy side dishes aren’t welcome.
candied carrots with brown sugar and butter glaze, with fresh greenery on top
beautiful roasted root vegetables—garnet yams, parsnips, carrots, beets — tossed an apple cider vinaigrette and caramelized
garlic herbed mashed potatoes is a great side dish for the fall
When it comes to desserts, you can go for a traditional wedding cake and some sweets or just skip the cake and think about your favorite fall flavors—like pumpkin pie, apple cider, and cranberry sauce — and transform them into a crowd-pleasing dessert. Many couples serve pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies – serve different ones to make everyone happy! Other popular options include spiced wine or cider, bread pudding, crème brulee, pumpkin cakes, warm fig tartlets, donuts, and spice-centric cakes. Pay your attention to various fall-flavored donuts as donut walls are a hot catering trend for weddings.
a pumpkin pie is a perfect idea for the fall, you don’t need other sweets
a pecan pie is another great option for the fall, tasty and warming up
fig, mascarpone and pistachio tartlets are amazing for fall desserts
grain-free vegan tarts with a blend of spices and edible flowers on top
donuts with cinnamon and sugar are a great alternative to a usual wedding cake