20 Summer Food Ideas You’ll Want at Your Wedding | Discovering

June 10, 2020 by Just Marry!

20 Summer Food Ideas You’ll Want at Your Wedding | Discovering

Are you hosting a summer wedding and looking for some amazing summer food ideas? Look no further! There is nothing better than featuring a mouth-watering seasonal menu at a wedding. And even better? If you choose seasonal foods, it will be more affordable!

Today I’m going to dish out my top tasty and light food ideas that you can serve at your summer wedding. I want you to be inspired as you plan your wedding menu! Let’s dig in.

Summer Food Ideas - Just Marry Weddings


The great thing about a summer wedding is that your options for fresh appetizers are endless! These summer food ideas are simple, yet so delectable and popular. Some yummy summer appetizer ideas include:

         #1 – Prosciutto and melon ball skewers.
         #2 – Caprese skewers.
         #3 – Bruschetta. A classic favorite. You can never go wrong with this app choice!
         #4 – Flatbreads.
         #5 – Salads. Consider bright greens topped with mandarin oranges, candied pecans, red onion, and bleu cheese, drizzled with a light vinaigrette. Another of my favorites is a crisp watermelon salad with feta cheese and mint on top, drizzled with a balsamic glaze.

Summer Food Ideas - Just Marry Weddings


There are so many summer food ideas you can offer your guests when it comes to your entrée. Whatever you choose, you’ll want to make sure the presentation of your entrée(s) looks elegant and beautiful. Luckily, this is easy when it comes to summer dishes! Here are some of my favorite summer entrées:

            #6 – Fresh fish in a light sauce with fresh veggies.
            #7 – Pineapple pulled pork sliders.
            #8 – Lobster rolls.
            #9 – Barbecue chicken breasts.
          #10 – Pasta dishes served with a tomato-based or olive oil-based sauce.
          #11 – Sushi.

Summer Food Ideas - Just Marry Weddings


When it comes to summer weddings, you should put some thought into the drinks you want to serve. Your guests are going to get thirsty and want to beat the heat! There are so many fun ways to incorporate delicious summer fruits and classic summer flavors into your drink offerings. Here are a few ideas that your guests will love:

          #12 – Lemonade. Add berries or fresh herbs for a fun punch of flavor!
          #13 – Watermelon martinis.
          #14 – Mojitos.
          #15 – Strawberry or lime margaritas.
          #16 – Flavored iced teas. Think peach, raspberry, lemon, and berry!

Summer Food Ideas - Just Marry Weddings


That’s right…I’ve saved the best of my summer food ideas for last. Let’s talk dessert! Here are some sweet treats that will be sure to delight your guests:

          #17 – Mini strawberry shortcakes.
          #18 – An ice cream sandwich station.
          #19 – Sorbet or sherbet.
          #20 – Fruit and whipped cream parfaits.

Summer Food Ideas - Just Marry Weddings


We’re big fans of wedding reception planning, from the food to the design! If you’re looking for more inspiration for your summer wedding menu or just want to learn how to kickstart your wedding planning, be sure to check out some of our informative previous posts:


We’d love to welcome you into the Just Marry! family! If you’d like help with your wedding planning or would like to speak with one of our planners, e-mail us at info@justmarry.com and we’ll get back to you right away. We’d be happy to customize a planning option that will allow you to enjoy every moment of your planning and your wedding day!

20 Summer Food Ideas You’ll Want at Your Wedding | Discovering

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