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These Southern Snacks Would Work Very Well at Your Wedding Too!

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Nothing is as rich, as diverse, and as fascinating as Southern cuisine. Every state in the South has its own specialties, and even within the same states, you will find tastes as different as you would in Europe, from one country to another.

What are some of the Southern snacks you could include in your New Orleans wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on if you want to steal some inspiration for your Big Day.

  • Corn bread with corn relish. This yells “Southern” from miles away – and even someone who didn’t grow up with it will definitely appreciate it. A snack that can take the form of finger foods served during the cocktail hour or just as an entrée for the main menu – but more than anything, a snack people will want the recipe for!
  • Butter moon pies with chocolate and peanuts. The combination between sweet and savory is a staple of the Southern cuisine – so you will definitely love this. A sweet treat meant to energize your guests and make them take another round on the dance floor!
  • Pimento cheese. Who doesn’t love good cheese? This cheesy Southern treat is bound to attract guests to it again and again, so make sure to stock up and have plenty for second and third servings as well. Remember, the secret to amazing pimento cheese lies in the quality of the ingredients!
  • Spiced cheese straws. Another cheesy snack born in the South, cheese straws can receive a whole new set of “clothing” if they’re dressed up with spices like cardamom, fennel seed, and so on. Try out your favorites and don’t be afraid to experiment – then, once you’ve nailed the perfect recipe, be sure to keep it under lock and use it for your wedding snacks. We bet guests will want to steal your secret!
  • Fried chicken. We know we’ve mentioned this before, but truth be told, it’s the ultimate (and probably one of the most famous) Southern foods. Delicious and irresistible, it can take elegant forms for your wedding, so it can definitely be incorporated into pretty much any type of event, regardless of formality.

 

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Your Guests Will Really Love These Southern Cocktails

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Serving the best food at your New Orleans wedding is, of course, one of your top priorities on the to do list. However, you will definitely want to serve the best drinks as well – and a special cocktail is a wonderful way of coordinating your Southern Wedding with your wedding bar as well.

What are the best Southern cocktails you could serve at your wedding? We have some tips for you – read on if you need some inspiration.

  • Mint Julep. This is the ultimate summer cocktail for a Southern event. It is important, though, to use the best ingredients and to make sure you balance them out. Try to use homegrown mint (it just has more flavor), and balance it out with the ingredients of the cocktail in a way that makes the drink feel just perfect (not too strong, not too minty). Guests will absolutely love it!
  • If you want to serve a classic beer-based cocktail, this is the best ever. Twist your basic Michelada recipe with your favorite flavorings (hot sauce or citrus, for example). Also, make sure you use quality beer – whichever is your favorite. It’s a refreshing drink that’s really great for summer, but it can work very well in other seasons as well (just as beer would, for that matter).
  • If you are planning a wedding in New Orleans, this is the absolute classic you can serve. It’s a drink native to New Orleans, one that really tastes like the place you love so much. Same as with every cocktail, it is very important to use the best of ingredients to get the best mix. If you do that, we guarantee guests will really like this, regardless of whether they’re from New Orleans or not.
  • Old Fashioned. The ULTIMATE Southern drink, Old Fashioned is just the kind of cocktail everyone is familiar with, and everyone is bound to love. It’s based on three ingredients (bourbon, bitter, and sugar) and it tastes more than amazing for a wide range of events – including a Southern wedding. You just cannot go wrong with this one.

 

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4 Delicious Sweet Tea Twists for the Perfect Summer Wedding Drinks

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Summer is finally right around the corner, ladies and gentlemen – and for all of us, it also means there’s a whole new wedding season waiting to explode with lush florals, gorgeous wedding dresses, and amazing love stories.

If you plan on having a summer wedding in New Orleans, we bet you’ll want to make sure your guests are properly cooled off with the best drinks in town – and what could be better for a Southern Wedding, other than sweet tea?

Following, we have gathered 4 sweet tea ideas you will definitely love including in your wedding day – so read on and find out more if you need a dash of inspiration.

  • Pineapple sweet tea. Add an exotic touch to the classic Southern sweet tea by adding pineapple to it. Not only it tastes great, but it looks pretty amazing too, which makes it perfect for a wedding. The way to make this sweet tea is very similar to the classic recipe – the only exceptions are the you use chunks of frozen pineapple and ice cubes for cooling, as well as the fact that you use pineapple juice in the tea mix.
  • Peach sweet tea. Looking for a fruity sweet tea, but not necessarily something very exotic? Peach sweet tea is perfect for you then! The best way to do this (and make sure you get that delicious peach flavor into your tea) is by making a peach syrup to use when sweetening up the tea (after it’s cooled down). The same method can be used with pretty much any type of fruit.
  • Vodka sweet tea. Want your sweet tea to be served as a cocktail, rather than a refreshment? Add vodka to the mix! Our advice is to use fruit-flavored vodka (whichever you find best), and to create a mixture of fruit syrups for the sweet tea. This way, you can create something really unique your guests are bound to enjoy!
  • Sangria sweet tea. White wine, sweet tea, berries, peaches, and mint – that’s all you need to turn a simple sweet tea into a sangria cocktail everyone will absolutely love. There’s really nothing not to like about this drink!

 

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4 Mouthwatering Foods from the South, Directly unto Your Wedding Table

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Southern foods are absolutely amazing. A cuisine that’s extremely vast and more than generous, Southern foods are to everyone’s liking. It is literally impossible not to like the amazing delicious dishes the South has to offer.

Following, we have gathered some lesser known, but definitely amazing Southern cuisine foods, which you can also include in your wedding menu. Read on and find out more.

  • Alright, this is actually one of the most well-known Southern foods out there – and yet, few people actually think of it when Southern cuisine comes into discussion. We think it’s an absolutely delicious dish – one your guests will surely enjoy regardless of whether they come from the South or not.
  • Sausage gravy. This is not as widely known – but it sure deserves a ranking spot on the list of things everyone should try from the South. Include it in your wedding if you want your festive dinner to feel familiar, hearty, and really comforting. People will just love it!
  • Sweet and crunchy, these would be perfect as late-night snacks for your wedding guests. Who doesn’t love munching on something really tasty before going for yet another round of dancing and having fun? We bet your guests will be asking for more!
  • Apple biscuits. Also sweet and definitely something people will associate with the Southern cuisine, apple biscuits can be absolutely amazing, especially if you want to avoid serving something your guests have seen at hundreds of weddings before.
  • Spicy Southern hot corn. This dish could double as a dip for delicious nachos, but it could also be served as a side dish. Cheesy, spicy, filled with the sweetness of corn – what more could you want from your Southern wedding menu?
  • Baked beans. You will see this cooked in a lot of ways, in a lot of part of the US, and even outside of it. Yet, nothing compares to the familiar, comforting vibes of the Southern baked beans. Serve it to your guests and it’s guaranteed they will love it!
  • Southern squash casserole. A true Southern staple you cannot go wrong with! Serve it to a fall wedding and your guests will ask for more – that’s for certain!

 

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These Southern Pies Are Meant to Make it to Your Wedding Table

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Whether you serve them as dessert or as a snack, Southern pies are – and will always be – a true treat for anyone (regardless of where they come from). There’s something undeniably warm, cozy, and comforting about a good slice of homemade pie that makes it downright irresistible to pretty much every single person you will ever meet!

What are some of the most famous pies you should definitely include in your wedding menu? We’ve gathered them right below – so read on and find out more.

  • Salted-Caramel Chocolate Pie. A bit salty, and surely sweet, this pie will pamper your guests’ taste buds and make them feel truly satisfied with the treat you’ve placed on the table. If you only want to offer a couple of types of pies, this has to land on your list of options.
  • Key Lime Pie. It doesn’t get more Southern than this. Delicious, refreshing and unique in every single aspect, the classic key lime pie is a staple of the Southern cuisine – one you really, really must include in your wedding menu. Delicious!
  • Icebox Pie. Planning a summer wedding? An icebox pie will be more than suitable for you, then! These amazing desserts come straight from the 19th century (when they were cooled down in so-called “iceboxes”, the ancestors of modern refrigerators) – and, to be completely honest, they are absolutely amazing. They also come in a wide variety of flavors and combinations, so you are bound to find something that fits you and your wedding.

 

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3 (More!) Fantastic Food Ideas for Your Southern Wedding

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Southern Weddings put a lot of emphasis on the food served – and yours will make no exception. Because, in the end, you really want your guests to feel excellent celebrating your love story – and yes, food plays a huge role in this.

What are some Southern foods you can definitely incorporate into your Big Day? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Mini shrimp treats. Pamper your guests’ taste buds with a Southern food that will never go out of fashion: mini shrimp treats (with grits, if you want the real Southern version, or any other sauce if you want to make it more “general”). These appetizers are guaranteed to win your guests’ hearts!
  • Mini sweet corn cob. If you want to, you can make this an entire food station with various toppings your guests can add to their corn cobs and make them according to their own taste. As we mentioned before, DIY food stations are very, very popular right now – so this “corn cob bar” will be a real success at your wedding too!
  • Boiled peanuts. Want to offer guests a quick snack they can also take away as wedding favor? Serve them delicious boiled peanuts in pretty brown bags decorated with colorful bows and a cute message. This is the kind of treat everyone’s familiar with – but it will add such a comfortable vibe to your entire wedding! People will just love it!

 

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How to Plan a Genuine Southern Wedding Menu

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Having a Southern wedding is, most of the times, a lot different than many other types of weddings up North. One thing is common, though: food will always be a huge element in a wedding, regardless of whether it’s held in the South or not.

How do you plan a genuine, delicious Southern wedding menu? We have some tips for you – so read on and inspire yourself:

  • In the South, people put a lot of accent on their family relationships – and many times, spending quality time with your family and friends means eating great food. This adds even more importance to your wedding menu – so don’t be afraid to make it very personal (e.g. using a particular ham stuffed biscuits recipe you loved in your family).
  • Not all Southern weddings are alike, though. They can differ a lot from one state to another, and they can even display huge differences from one region to another. Of course, there will always be foods that are considered to be avatars of the Southern cuisine – but every region has something special about it, so you should definitely include this in your wedding menu.
  • For instance, weddings in the Mountain South area are likely to serve Apple Stack Cakes. Traditionally, guests brought the layers for the cake at the wedding and the bride’s family added them to the cake each time a new guest would arrive at the wedding.
  • Southern food is so diverse precisely because it has been influenced by world-renowned cuisines – such as Greek, Italian, Africa, or Irish. If your guests are not from the South, they will be delighted to taste these amazing, unique dishes!

 

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