From beautiful bridesmaids' luncheons to sophisticated showers and receptions, we’ve got your wedding menus covered.
April 04, 2011
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A Kid-Friendly Wedding Celebration
A Kid-Friendly Wedding Celebration Menu Create a spread of finger foods and juice that the kids will enjoy at your wedding reception. With Ham-and-Cheese Tartlets and Stuffed Pizza Rolls, even the adults won’t be able to resist these bite-sized treats.
2 of 10Photo: Will Dickey
Seated Dinner Reception Menu
Seated Dinner Reception Menu Menu Why cater when you can create this incredible menu for a seated dinner reception? Guests will love the Spinach-and-Herb Stuffed Pork and Marinated Green Bean-and-Apple Salad. Serve with rolls and cold beverages and coffee for an elegant reception.
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Peaceful Wedding Weekend Menu
Peaceful Wedding Weekend Menu Menu We’ve put together a menu to help everyone relax during wedding festivities. Gather family members for a quiet meal filled with Herb-Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Asparagus with Lemon Butter, and Pecan-Peach Cobbler. Throw brunch the next day and make Maple-Pecan Bacon and Apricot-Stuffed French Toast for a meal that everyone will enjoy waking up to.
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Sip-and-See Menu Menu Set up a sip-and-see party before the wedding approaches to celebrate the big event. Guests can sip on tea or punch while admiring china, linens, tableware, and cookware. This menu with an arrangement of hors d'œuvres like Veggie Sandwiches and Little Bitty Cakes is perfect for an outdoor garden or patio setting.
5 of 10Photo: Tina Cornett / Styling: Mary Lyn H. Jenkins
Three-Course Rehearsal Dinner Menu
Three-Course Rehearsal Dinner Menu Menu After endless hours of rehearsing walking down the aisle, it’s time to wind down and honor the wedding party at the rehearsal dinner. Toast the happy couple while feasting on this three-course dinner menu of Tossed Green Salad With Crispy Cayenne Nuts, Marinated Beef Tenderloin, and Mint-Chocolate Roulade.
6 of 10Photo: Charles Walton IV; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Easiest Shower Menu
Easiest Shower Menu Menu Hosting a shower for the bride and groom is easy when you turn it into a pizza party. Provide sauces and toppings and let guests build their own Shrimp Pesto Pizza or Chicken Alfredo Pizza. Serve Greek Caesar Salad and Raspberry Beer Cocktails for an unforgettable shower.
7 of 10Photo: Will Dickey; Styling: Cari South
A Groom's Chocolate Table
A Groom's Chocolate Table Menu We’ve all heard of a groom’s cake, but what about a groom’s chocolate table? This menu turns the traditional cake into a buffet of chocolate treats like Mocha Torte and Brownie Trifle. The reception just got a whole lot sweeter with yummy options to choose from.
8 of 10Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Cari South
Elegant Reception at Home
Elegant Reception at Home Menu Entertain guests after the wedding by hosting an intimate reception at home. The combination of Fresh Limeade, Curried Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches, and Boiled Shrimp With Rémoulade Sauce and Spicy Cocktail Sauce makes for a beautiful spread that your family and friends will enjoy.
9 of 10Photo: Tina Cornett / Styling: Mary Lyn H. Jenkins
Bridesmaids' Luncheon Menu
Bridesmaids' Luncheon Menu Menu Enjoy an elegant lunch with your bridesmaids with refreshing Apple Iced Tea, Chicken Alouette, and Cranberry Congealed Salad. And, of course, the pièce de résistance—Chocolate Boxes with Raspberry Mousse. This will make up for any bridezilla moments.
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Elegant Couples' Party
Elegant Couples' Party Menu This menu is great for wedding showers because most of the items can be made ahead. Dishes like Garlic-and-Rosemary Shrimp, Beef Tenderloin With Henry Bain Sauce, and Blue Cheese Logs add an element of sophistication to this special meal.
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