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Wedding Ideas from National Food Days in August & September

If the British weather agrees, September and August are meant to be the time of year we spend lots of our time outdoors! Summer Picnics, BBQ and just general al fresco dining are more common and when it is not raining summertime eating is truly wonderful!


Let’s take a look at some of the national and international food days that occur in August and September and how they inspired Brides to incorporate them into their wedding menu.

Many of the national and global food days attributed to August and September include summer produce and outdoor options, for example the UK celebrates National Burger Day on 28th August – as if we need an excuse to get the BBQ out at this time of year! 

BBQ options are great crowd pleasers for a summer wedding – and it does not just have to be traditional burgers and sausages, by talking to an experienced and clever wedding caterer you can cook just about anything on a BBQ. Deserts and sweet snacks can also be great on a BBQ or campfire flame, the USA celebrates national toasted marshmallow day in August and we can think of nothing nicer that offer this type of sweet snack to your wedding guests as an alternative to things like chocolate fountains.

The first Friday in August is international beer day – a perfect summer BBQ style accompaniment - we are imagining a great cooler filled with bottles or a great beer tent filled with local ales and unusual micro brews, both great ideas for serving drinks at your summer Devon wedding. 

Both the USA and Brazil celebrate the banana in these months and we wholeheartedly agree with them – a fantastic fruit but if it is your favourite not always easy to include in a wedding menu. We have seem summer brides include banana smoothies, ice cream or milkshakes as part of their day and they are always crowd pleasers.

Fruit pies are also a great way to feed a crowd at your wedding – August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day and a delicious option for a pud. Served silver service as individual pies at the table or as slices at a sweet pie buffet (think sweetie table but with fruit pies) or even as mini bites later on in the evening the combination of lemon and soft meringue is a firm favourite.

September hosts international chocolate day and international coffee day and these flavours are a match made in heaven. Whether you choose to incorporate chocolate as a dessert, serve monogrammed chocolate with coffee after the wedding breakfast or serve luxury hot chocolate in the evening your guests will enjoy every mouthful. Consider also serving them cool as ice cream or as interesting cocktails as your welcome drink. 
National Salami Day is also held in September, different types of salami and other Charcuterie can look, smell and taste amazing on a buffet. Served mixed with cheeses and vegetables as interesting canapé bites, or instead of a main meal as part of a sharing platter, tapas style or mezze style service.

For brides and grooms getting married in August and September they have an abundance of fresh local produce to choose from, with experienced and talented caterers like Devon Catering whatever your perfect wedding menu is they can bring it to life. Contact us today for an informal chat about your ideas and a quote for your special day.

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