Grazing table for a wedding

This year has been flying by fast, and summer 2022 will be here before we know it. If you already have a wedding planned for this summer, there is no better time than the present to consider your catering options.

Read on to find one that best fits your wedding theme. Whether you’re planning a formal wedding or something more casual, we hope these summer 2022 wedding menu trends spark some ideas to make this day the most magical day of your life–with delicious food as one of the many memories to come.

top 5 wedding menu trends and ideas for summer 2022

Want to find the best foods for your summer wedding ceremony but not sure where to begin? Below, you’ll find some of the top wedding menu trends and ideas for the warm season.

#1: cocktail-hour-only

While COVID-19 has impacted weddings, it hasn’t stopped intimate micro-weddings. In fact, more couples than ever recognize that small wedding celebrations are just as eventful as large ones. 

Small ceremonies are perfect for the 20 to 30-something crowd, and they often include small plates, appetizers, and bite-sized desserts. If you’re planning a small wedding, consider including a cocktail-hour-only celebration. 

#2: individual plates with environmentally-friendly packaging

Want to make the cleanup easy and keep the packaging as eco-friendly as possible to reflect your and your future spouse’s values? Mundo Catering is here for you. You can select individual plates with a variety of delicious foods, including BBQ style (beef brisket, macaroni and cheese, chicken thighs, etc.) or vegetarian style (arugula salad, fruit tartlets, vegetable wraps, etc.). 

More people today adopt environmentally-friendly lifestyles and habits. Why not make it part of your wedding celebration? Abandon those disposable tablecloths and napkins for reusable fabric. Additionally, you can trade in plastic cups and utensils for washable glass, silverware, and recyclable bottles and cans. 

#3: grazing tables

Want to keep your wedding informal? Consider adopting grazing tables for your evening ceremony without the hassle of sit-down dinners. These help-yourself arrangements are a great way to include local cheeses, fruits, and other charcuterie goodies. 

Grazing tables go great with a cocktail hour, which you can include before dinner or during a late-night celebration. Pair the tasty finger foods with some great wine and other drinks for a night (and food experience) you’ll remember forever.

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#4: plant-based foods

Environmentally-friendly weddings are a great opportunity to serve up plant-based plates and appetizers. When you ditch meat and animal byproducts, you can help curb greenhouse gas and offer a healthier alternative to your guests. 

For ideas, look no further than Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and African cuisines, which place more emphasis on plant-based goods. For example, you can swap out beef sliders for vegetables and hummus dip. You can also ensure plenty of tasty vegetarian entrees, such as chickpea, roasted red pepper, and quinoa salad.

#5: edible flowers

There’s no better way to demonstrate passion at your wedding than with flowers. Why not make them edible? You can add them to desserts and cocktails. Also, don’t forget how beautiful they’ll look on top of salads. (Talk about extra appeal and flavor!) 

Roses, honeysuckle, hibiscus, and lavender are often included on cakes, cupcakes, and other sweet wedding favorites. If you need ideas on which flowers would be best on your menu, our wedding catering team is at your service.

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Looking for an ideal catering experience for your wedding? Mundo Catering would be honored to serve you. Our large and diverse menu caters to a variety of wedding themes and dietary needs. 

We offer everything from vegan plates to steak cuisines. Learn more about what our Portland catering service offers by checking out our Blog. You can also see for yourself by clicking on images from catered events in our Gallery.

Call Mundo Catering today to discuss catering for your wedding: (971) 302-5041