Wedding themes come in all different shapes and sizes and we love hearing how resourceful brides are getting creative while planning theirs, without straying from their budgets. One hot trend that we’re gushing over right now is honeymoon-inspired weddings. Not able to pull off the lavish destination wedding? Fret not, recessionista bride—let your honeymoon destination inspire your local celebration instead! No matter where your post-wedding travel plans will take you, incorporating that locale’s provisions into your occasion will be sure to leave all your guests filled with wanderlust.
Whether you’re headed to a dreamy resort in Indonesia or a cruise through the Caribbean, island fare is all about fresh seafood, colorful ingredients and flavorful spices—not to mention bright cocktails!
From the Greek Isles to the Amalfi Coast, Mediterranean food is known for being hearty and delicious with a romantic appeal. Serving it family-style will add extra charm and inspire conversation! Also, don’t forget the red wine and an assortment of olives for every table! Think skewered meats, bright tomatoes and handcrafted pasta.
Outdoorsy type? Tie in your love for Mother Nature by throwing a locavore feast! Grab the chef and find your favorite farm or farmers’ market to hand-pick the freshest herbs, organic produce and sustainable meats and seafood available in your area. Your event will be as chic as it is eco-friendly.
East meets West
Take the delicious flavors of Asian cuisine and present them in a stylish yet familiar fashion—like sushi pizza and pork sliders! Add some additional eastern flair to the dessert table or party favors with custom fortune cookies from Beau-Coup! Don’t forget chopsticks, sake to sip and chic white dishware for added flavor!
Eating Your Way Through Europe
European fare offers a wealth of options—all of which will add a healthy amount of charm to your wedding menu. French macaroons, Spanish paella, delectable cheese plates, warm baguettes and Guinness beer are only a small handful of ideas that come to mind. For added delight, serve your food on tapas-style small plates!
Are you planning your wedding menu around your honeymoon destination? Send us your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll feature them on Diva Dialogue!