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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Planning Your Southern Wedding Menu

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Planning a New Orleans wedding is always difficult – not because you’re not having fun, or because this isn’t something you really want, but because there’s a huge amount of details that have to be considered. On top of it all, the pressure you put on yourself for everything to turn out perfectly can turn the entire planning process into a pretty stressful one.

What are the mistakes you really don’t want to make when planning your Southern wedding menu? We’ve gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Leaving the potato salad too much out in the heat. Potato salads are delicious – but they can turn into a health risk if they’re kept for far too long outside, in the heat. So, if you plan on having a Southern summer wedding, either skip the potato salad altogether, or make sure it’s properly cooled throughout the entire wedding (especially if it’s an outdoor event). Keep in mind: this stands just as true for any mayo-based foods, including, but not limited to deviled eggs, egg salad, and so on.
  • Only opting for very heavy dishes. Southern cuisine is full with amazing, delicious foods – and a lot of them are quite heavy. Don’t overload your wedding menu with these foods alone – there are plenty of lighter options out there too, and they are just as delicious.
  • Putting bacon on everything. Hey, we’re with you on this: bacon is amazing. But putting bacon on every single appetizer at your wedding is likely to cause some frustration among some of your guests (especially those who might follow more restrictive diets). Infuse one of the appetizers with bacon and leave the other bacon-free to make sure everyone is able to enjoy their deliciousness.
  • Serving any kind of messy foods. Nothing can be as comforting as a big pulled pork sandwich or a sloppy joe – but they might not be the best idea for a wedding. Unless you can serve these in mini versions that are bite-sized and unlikely to cause staining, it’s probably better to refrain from serving them altogether.

 

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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!

 

Looking for the best wedding catering service in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. right now! We will only serve your guests with the freshest and most delicious foods to suit your wedding style and taste – so you’re guaranteed to NOT be disappointed in any way! Contact us and your wedding food will be unforgettable!