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Summer Wedding Buffet Food Ideas

So you’ve decided to go for a Summer wedding. Before we start, we’d just like to say congratulations on getting married!

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We know that your wedding is one of the biggest and most important days of your lives. Of course you want everything to be perfect and that includes the food.

But what do you serve that not only will look and taste amazing yet isn’t too heavy for the warm weather?

Well one way to go lighter on your wedding food menu is to stick to small bite size wedding buffet. That is better than having a full-blown 3 course meal. After all, no-one wants to dance on a full stomach especially when the weather is hot.

If you would still prefer a 3 course meal but feel that a wedding buffet would be your best option, why don’t you mix the two?

Have separate tables each with a different course of wedding buffet and finger food available. This is a great way to get guests mingling. It will allow you to serve some delicious and unique food selection. The wedding buffet would be small enough for your guests to taste everything & not feel bloated. It would also be big enough to impress them and satisfy their appetite.

We have come up with a small guide to help you pick the best wedding buffet foods for you and your guests.

The Appetizer Table:


A great way to start, appetizers are naturally light and can easily be made bite size.

There are many traditional finger foods available for you to choose from. If you are looking for something a little bit special than the usual prawn cocktail, then you can always serve Asian or Italian style appetizers.

Mediterranean foods are always a great way to start. They are designed to be eaten during warmer weather and as such have a large range of appetizers available to make or buy in.

The Main Course Table:

Every wedding buffet’s most important table would be the Main Course. It is not the easiest table to plan. However, it is possible to make bite sized wedding buffet versions of most wedding buffet’s main course foods.

The trick is to keep it simple. Try not to over complicate the dishes. Pick mains that are suitable for finger food. For instance a meat and 2 veg option with a sauce isn’t really going to work. But a meat and vegetable pie would.

Small burgers

Warm weather traditional mains such as kebabs and burgers can easily be made bite size too. Sushi is a great way to serve fish, rice and vegetables as finger food.

The Dessert Table:


Perhaps even easier to create than the appetizer table, most desserts can be made or even bought in miniature versions.


You can even make your wedding cake the feature of this table. Maximize the wedding buffet by opting for bite size decorated cup cakes.  If you are a bit of a traditionalist, you can also have a miniature wedding cake made just for you and your better half.

Wedding Cupcake

You can even serve cold or frozen desserts by serving them on a bed of ice. Not only will it keep your guests cool but it would also make a great conversation piece.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Summer wedding buffet guide. We also hope you found some great ideas to use for your wedding day.

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