The meal options at a wedding have been known to make the difference between memories of a classy, well-organized, and tasteful event or the memory of desperately trying to swallow the inedible. While in the past, many couples opted for a plated/seated menu, small plates have become more popular, allowing the bride and groom to express their personalities and to better reflect their theme. The new trend amongst these meal options sweeping the bridal scene, tapas.
Tapas originated in Spain and are literally "small plates" or appetizers.
Opting for tapas can allow a couple to have a wider variety of cuisine for their guests and they are much easier to customize.
For a casual beach wedding a couple may opt for some fresh and fruity options from around the world like a coconut shrimp with a mango chutney, sweet plantains, seared scallops topped with chorizo, curried and fried goat cheese, filet mignon wrapped in bacon, and grilled pineapple.
This would give the couples guests a multitude of options and alleviate some stress because everyone should be able to find something that tempts their palate.
When it comes to tapas anything goes so, it would be fairly simple to use some of your own recipes and share it with your guests in bite sized portions whether it's your famous lasagna or his kebabs.
Make your wedding menu something that reflects who you are.