Beach weddings are picturesque and provide the perfect backdrop for a beautiful ceremony. A lot of planning is involved in beach weddings. You have to choose the right venue, attire that’s fancy yet beach-friendly, and find a band or DJ that is willing to get sandy! However, choosing a beach wedding menu doesn’t have to be overly complicated. All it involves is planning and coordination with your caterers. Here are a few things to keep your beach wedding a little more stress-free.
1. Know Your Audience
If your family or your partner’s family is accustomed to a specific cuisine don’t steer away from it just because you are on the beach. The key is to find a company that can serve that food and is willing to bring that food to the beach. Most caterers will not have an issue with providing services on the beach but sure the caterer is the right fight for your beach wedding.
If you choose to provide food yourself, the most difficult part can be planning portions for the number of guests and dining ware. You must account for each guest who has confirmed the attendance and plan accordingly. Also be sure to decide on a menu that is commoningly liked. Beach style dining ware and drinks are a great place to start and create that beautiful beach setting.
2. Provide Beach Friendly Appetizers and Starters
People love to have food around to pick on, especially throughout a long ceremony. Beach friendly small bites are a great way to keep your guests entertained. Tropical fruit in bright colored bowels fit the beach theme. More hardy options include crab cakes, oysters, and shrimp. Depending on your region, you can showcase different kinds of food. For example, in the mid-atlantic crab cakes are a local staple sure to fit right in. In New England, lobster would be an essential crowd pleaser. No matter where you are on the coast, shrimp is an excellent option. It is easy to prepare and can be served with a wide range of sauces depending on your preference.
3. Offer a Beach Themed Bar
Summer beach cocktails are sure to be a crowd pleaser to cool off from the summer heat. There are plenty of options to choose from for beach themed drinks. Most bartenders offer a drink menu with many options for the beach.
Bars don’t have to be just for drinks. Oyster bars are great for beach weddings. They offer a variety of different sauces and options for an optimal experience. If oyster bars aren’t your thing, opt for a broader seafood bar. A seafood bar can include just about any seafood you desire and allows for guests to choose from sauces of their choice. Another great alternative is a sushi bar. Sushi tastes excellent on the beach since it is cool and fulfilling. Whatever bar you choose, be sure to discuss your optimal beach themed eats with your caterer.
If you are starting to plan your beach venue but still haven’t picked a venue, Salero may be just what you are looking for. Located right on the Atlantic Ocean in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, they have a prime spot for the beach wedding of your dreams. Their website offers a view of the layout as well as how to inquire for more. You can give Salero a call today to get your wedding up and running at 302-841-2229.