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How to Use Edible Flowers in Your Wedding Menu

Wedding Menu

Coming up with the perfect wedding menu for your special day can be a special challenge. All of your guests probably have different food tastes, diet preferences, and even food allergies. All of this can get in the way of choosing the perfect food options on your wedding day, but it doesn’t have to. If you want your wedding menu to really go above and beyond, the solution is simple.

All your menu needs to give it something special is edible flowers. That’s right – you don’t even have to break the bank to make your special day fancy-looking (and tasting!). Check out some of these wedding menu ideas that include edible flowers.

 

Cocktails

A fun and boozy way to personalize your big-day menu with edible flowers is to have each spouse come up with a personal drink idea that incorporates flowers. The options for floral cocktails are seriously limitless! This rose-and-tarragon gin lemonade from Heather Christo is a pretty pink wedding drink option. If you want to add a Prohibition Era classic to give your wedding a roaring 20’s vibe, the Lavender Bee’s Knees from Honestly Yum will get your guests dancing!

Appetizers and Salads

If you are incorporating cocktails on your special day, it’s best not to keep your guests waiting for food for too long so no one gets too sloppy too fast. Start your guests off with this crostini with flowers and herbs from Delicious Table. The crispy crostini, creamy cream cheese, and herbs all pair together beautifully, and adding flowers on top will make the appetizer almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

If you are aiming to start your wedding menu off with something light and delicious, try this spring salad with edible flowers. This vibrant salad will get your guests’ mouths watering! Or, if you are looking for a salad option with a protein, this fresh floral salad with smoked salmon from the  Daily Gourmet is where it’s at. It’s still a light and refreshing option, but gets a little bit more sustenance in your guests’ tummies.

Main Course

While flowers are light and delicate themselves, you can incorporate them into heartier recipes too. Your guests will be nice and full when they enjoy this roast leg of lamb with rosemary and lavender from Food and Wine magazine. Rosemary and lavender are in the same plant family, so they pair really well together.

Need a side dish to go with your meals? You can’t forget to eat your vegetables! Serve your guests this asparagus and lemon sauce sprinkled with edible flowers from Better Homes and Gardens will catch the eye… and your guests taste buds!

Wedding Cakes and Other Desserts

If you are looking for something simple and elegant for your wedding cake, try this edible flower cake on Brit + Co. It’s simple, beautiful, and of course really tasty. Another great wedding cake option is this Bailey’s Tres Leches from The Jewels of New York.

What if you are looking for an alternative dessert to a traditional wedding cake? Try these edible flower donuts from Studio DIY. After a night of drinking, dancing, and celebrating love, who wouldn’t love a good donut? Another solid option in place of a wedding cake is these edible flower macarons from the Proper Blog. Macarons are the most Instagram-ready cookie, plus they are safe for any gluten-sensitive guests you have!

 

No matter what you decide to incorporate into your wedding menu, it’s no secret that adding some fresh, edible flowers will add a tasty pop to your special day. As for the rest of your wedding flower needs, don’t forget to check out our handcrafted and DIY options here at The Bouqs Co.!

We may not offer food-grade flowers for your big day, but we can add that lovely pop of color to help you curate the wedding of your dreams!

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