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How to Plan the Perfect Fall Wedding Menu

If you’ve always dreamed of getting married in the fall, you’ve probably envisioned everything from leafy red-orange décor to a rustic barn venue scattered with twinkling lights. One thing you may have forgotten about, however, is the menu. If you’re scratching your head for ideas, below is a brief menu to help you get started. 

Fall Wedding Appetizers

Since the appetizers should prepare your guests for the meal ahead, we recommend small bites that incorporate a seasonal flavor profile. Apples, figs, sweet potatoes, mini pumpkins, caramel, and melted brie are all popular fall flavors that could make an appearance. We like this caramel apple cream cheese spread featured on She Wears Many Hats.

Fall Wedding Drinks

No fall wedding menu is complete without a few seasonal drink options. Mulled wine, seasonal beers with pumpkin or maple undertones, alcoholic apple cider, and non-alcoholic cider are all delicious beverage options that your guests are sure to appreciate. Your bartender can even alter your favorite cocktail to include classic fall flavors like pumpkin and caramel apple.

Fall Wedding Entrees

As the weather gets colder, most people start to crave warm, comforting, stick-to-your-bones options, so that’s what we recommend if you want to keep things on-theme. Red meat with roasted vegetables is a crowd-pleasing option that rarely disappoints. More creative options include seared pork topped with blackberry gastrique, or salads with gorgonzola and green apples. Remember to keep a non-salad option available for vegetarian guests (they tend to get tired of salads!) Some ideas for sides include candied carrots, garlic herbed mashed potatoes, and green bean almondine.

Fall Wedding Desserts

The desire for hearty comfort food also translates into dessert, and people often crave spicy-sweet confections during the autumn months. Pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies are classic fall favorites, and a candy apple bar is a fun addition for kids and adults alike. Other popular options include crème brulee, pumpkin cakes, warm fig tartlets, cinnamon donuts, and ginger snaps.

Need a Wedding Cake Bakery in Raleigh NC?

Whether you’ve decided on a pumpkin cake, customized cookies, cake pops, pies, or any other delicious dessert for your wedding, Sweet Cherry Bakery can make it happen! Leave it up to us to handle all your wedding dessert catering needs, so you can focus on all the other details. Call us today to schedule a consultation appointment!