Weddings are often one of the biggest events of one’s life. It’s a day that you’ll never forget and a big part of the planning is dedicated to the food and drinks. Generally speaking, we want our guests to feel just as excited as we do about a wedding.
Many weddings have a time gap between the ceremony and the reception. During this time guests are often encouraged to mingle amongst one another and enjoy some delicious appetizers until the bridal party arrives. Whether you’re planning a simple backyard wedding or an extravagant one these recipes can help you build your own personalised appetizer menu. They’re relatively simple to make but will look gourmet which is why they deserve a spot at your wedding.
1. Dairy-Free Sun-Dried Tomato And Basil Pinwheels
Pinwheels are great finger foods because they’re filled with loads of tasty ingredients rolled up into one delicious bite. Having food options at your wedding is important to ensure all your guests with different diets are accommodated.
2. Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapenos
Jalapeno poppers are a fun way to heat up a celebration.
3. Baked Brie, Pear, And Pecan Bites
Puff pastry treats are delightful because they’re deliciously light with a cloud-like texture. This appetizer would surely stand out because of its bold flavour.
4. Stuffed Mushrooms
To some, mushrooms may taste bland on their own, however, with the right seasonings and perfect ingredients to pair they can really impress you. This stuffed mushroom recipe is definitely worthy of earning a place at your wedding.
5. Braised Short Ribs On Garlic Crostini
Crostini’s make a great appetizer because they’re filling and satisfying enough to tide you over until your next meal. This recipes takes simple ingredients and turns it into an elegant and rustic appetizer that your guest will eat up!
6. Smoked Paprika And Garlic Shrimp Skewers
Shrimp can make another great one-bite appetizer. These shrimp skewers are easy to put together and offer a lot of flavours that everyone will enjoy.
7. Antipasto Platter
If you’re not familiar with antipasto platters, they’re essentially made up of an assortment of colourful marinated vegetables, delicious pieces of bread, deli meats, rich cheese and sometimes small pieces of seafood.
Antipasto platters are great especially for cocktail hour at weddings because they offer an array of flavours and foods that will satisfy almost everyone.
8. Smoked Salmon And Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites
Cucumber slices might lack excitement on their own. However, by combining cucumber with a slice of smoked salmon and a bold cream cheese you’ll achieve a gourmet appetizer in no time.
9. Watermelon Brie Bites
Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing treat, especially during the hot months. It is delicious on its own but by adding in a few other ingredients you can quickly achieve this gourmet appetizer that deserves a spot at your wedding.
10. Prosciutto Wrapped Brie Bites With Rosemary Crusted Walnuts
You could serve prosciutto and cheese cubes on a platter or you could serve these prosciutto wrapped brie bites and your guests will definitely thank you.
Written by: Clarissa Vanner