Guide to Serving Your Guests What's in Season

Going on tastings before your wedding can be a lot of fun

...until you look at the bill of what you want to serve.

Luckily, serving food that is "in season" can help cut cost, add color, and elevate the freshness of your dishes.

Shopping seasonal is the way to go!

Here's How to Incorporate Spring Produce into your Wedding Meal

Salads

beet.png

Beet and arugula salad will target two veggies on our list, not to mention the gorgeous color that beets will add to your table tops.

spinach.jpg

Spinach and strawberry salads are a spring staple for anyone who needs a sugar fix in the first course.

potato.jpg

Never go wrong with serving potato salad! Elevate this Fourth of July staple by tossing warm potatoes into a fresh green salad packed with herbs for texture and flavor.


Appetizers

Asparagus can make for elevated finger food.

 Serve wrapped in bacon or prosciutto for a more savory dish.

Serve wrapped in bacon or prosciutto for a more savory dish.

 Or have them wrapped in puff pastry for our carb kings and queens out there.

Or have them wrapped in puff pastry for our carb kings and queens out there.

Artichoke hearts are easy for guests to pop in their mouths during a cocktail hour.

 Breaded or stuffed artichokes are a great way to add some crunch to your cocktail hour.

Breaded or stuffed artichokes are a great way to add some crunch to your cocktail hour.

 Going gluten free? Serve marinated artichoke hearts, always a favorite.

Going gluten free? Serve marinated artichoke hearts, always a favorite.

When in doubt, you can't go wrong with a grilled veggie platter full of variety for all of your picky wedding guests.

veggie platter.jpg

Desserts

Pies are a taste replacement if you are not into wedding cakes.

 Cherries are in abundance come spring, so go classic with cherry pie and vanilla ice cream.

Cherries are in abundance come spring, so go classic with cherry pie and vanilla ice cream.

 Rhubarb is only in season for a little bit each year, so if your wedding falls in this window take advantage and serve strawberry rhubarb pie, your guests will thank you!

Rhubarb is only in season for a little bit each year, so if your wedding falls in this window take advantage and serve strawberry rhubarb pie, your guests will thank you!

Go classic with a fresh fruit tray that incorporates local produce so not only will your guests be happy, but so will your local farmers market.

fruit.jpg

Lemons are in season come spring, depending on how hot it will be at your wedding cool your guests down with some delicious lemon sorbet.

lemon.jpg

Cocktails

cocktail.jpg

If you are having signature cocktails on your big day, consider putting citrus fruits on display. Not only will they add color, but they are extremely tasty and refreshing without adding too much sugar.

Curry_0250.jpg

Never underestimate the power of fresh herbs. Adding a sprig of rosemary can really elevate a cocktail. Still skeptical? No judgement, research which proteins go well with herbs that are in season and settle the fish versus chicken versus beef debate.