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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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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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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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Plan a Superb Dessert Table for Your Southern Wedding

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Few things are more pleasing than a bunch of sweet treats arranged in a stylish, beautiful way – and that is probably why dessert tables have grown to be almost a must at weddings. You have all the reasons to want to include a candy bar at your wedding too – and if you do decide on it, you surely want to make it look amazing.

How do you incorporate a gorgeous, delicious one into your Southern wedding, though? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Give Southern desserts a classy twist. You don’t have to go too much over the top – spinning traditional Southern desserts to make them more “wedding-worthy” can actually help you create an absolutely stunning dessert table. For instance, you could serve classic banana pudding in glass cones and make them look really nice.
  • Pay attention to the table décor. If you want your dessert table to actually look Southern, make sure to include elements that speak about country-chic beauty and Southern staples. For example, you could decorate a simple vintage-looking vanity mirror table with greenery and place your desserts there – we guarantee people will just love it!
  • You can also make them themed. If you don’t want to have a classic wedding dessert table, you can make a themed one. For instance, you could create a really nice pie table with different types of Southern pies (and use the aforementioned tip to decorate this special wedding element).

 

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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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Photo source: flickr.com/  Pen Waggener

Top 3 Appetizers to Serve at Your Spring Outdoor Wedding

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Winter may still be very much present in our lives, but a lot of you are probably planning a spring or summer wedding. Of course, everybody knows food is a very important element in the entire Big Day – but what are some of the most delicious South-inspired appetizers you could serve at a spring outdoor wedding? We have some ideas for you – read on and find out more.

  • Spinach Dip. If you are looking for a healthy dip to add to your appetizers’ menu, spinach is one of the go-to options for a classic Southern wedding. For a less-than-classic, but absolutely delicious twist, add sour cream and sweet onions to your dip mix – it will go so well with all the fresh veggies spring will bring along!
  • Antipasto platter. An all-time classic as well, the antipasto platter can be a really amazing appetizer to place on the tables at your wedding reception. Of course, you could add a couple of new twists (such as rolling goat cheese through fresh parsley for a fresh and spring-like look) – but the secret to a finger-licking delicious antipasto platter will always be the quality and freshness of your ingredients, so remember to invest in that!
  • Pickled tomatoes. Fresh, delicious, and more than suitable for a spring wedding, pickled tomatoes can become wedding material when you choose the right variety (e.g. baby tomatoes, instead of the larger ones). Of course, serving them in a nice-looking bowl or will make them look even more appealing to your guests!

 

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