A grilling experience is a growing trend among couples planning a non-traditional wedding. BBQ can be done virtually anywhere and will work with any style of reception. Here are a few creative ideas to get you started.
1. Seasonal Blooms
Summer is a great time to have a wedding. Many beautiful flowers are in bloom this time of year, including lilies, daisies, lavender, hydrangea, iris, Queen Anne’s Lace, sunflowers, Dahlias, and roses.
2. Lighted Arch And Aisle
Add a touch of elegance to your ceremony by setting up a lighted arch. Hang string lights between panels of lace and line the aisle with lanterns or bird cages.
3. Lawn Games
During cocktail hour, entertain guests with lawn games like croquet, corn hole, and life-sized jenga or tic-tac-toe.
4. Colorful Cocktails
Skip the formal champagne and go for bright blue or pink cocktails. Serve with striped straws and a slice of lemon.
5. Picnic Plaid
If you’re going for a true Southern style, use red gingham table linens.
6. Refreshing Appetizers
There are so many creative ways to serve appetizers, you don’t have an excuse not to have fun here. You could serve fresh cut fruit in clear cups, on a skewer, or in an ornate fruit station.
7. Beer On Tap
Local beers on tap is another popular self-serve approach to drinks. Explore with creative flavors or stick to your favorites.
8. Build Your Own Burger Bar
Give guests the opportunity to create their own burger. Set up a station with all of the ingredients and hold a contest for the biggest, most epic burger.
9. Sauce Station
A San Diego grilling experience is not complete without a sauce station. Include a few staples as well as a few unique sauces.
10. Pie or Naked Cake
Offer classic pie options on the dessert table and swap the formal white wedding cake for a naked cake.
There are so many other ways to make your wedding and grilling experience truly unique and memorable, the options can seem overwhelming. If you’d like some help with catering, games, and decorations, reach out to CowgirlQ! We’d be happy to make your dream wedding an unforgettable experience.