When it comes to planning a wedding, every detail matters, and that includes the delectable treats you'll serve to your guests. While wedding cakes are a staple, a growing trend in the world of weddings is to incorporate macarons into the dessert spread. These delicate, colorful, and flavorful French confections can add a touch of elegance and sweetness to your special day. In this ultimate guide, we'll take you through everything you need to know about choosing the perfect macarons for your wedding, from flavors and colors to presentation.
Selecting the Perfect Macaron Flavors
The first step in choosing wedding macarons is deciding on the flavors. Macarons come in a wide array of flavors, so you'll want to select ones that complement your wedding theme and your personal preferences. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice:
Consider Your Theme: If your wedding has a specific theme, try to align the macaron flavors with it. For example, if you're having a rustic outdoor wedding, earthy flavors like lavender, rose, or pistachio may work well.
Balance the Selection: It's a good idea to offer a variety of flavors to cater to different tastes. Consider a mix of fruity, floral, and classic options to please all your guests.
Personal Favorites: Don't forget to include your favorite flavors. After all, it's your special day, and you should enjoy the macarons too.
Deciding on Macaron Colors
Macarons are not only known for their delightful flavors but also their eye-catching colors. The color palette you choose can have a significant impact on the overall aesthetics of your wedding. Here are some factors to keep in mind:
Wedding Colors: Match the macaron colors to your wedding's color scheme. Coordinating the colors can create a visually pleasing and cohesive look.
Seasonal Colors: Consider the season of your wedding. Pastels may work well for a spring wedding, while deep jewel tones could be ideal for a winter celebration.
Contrast: Experiment with contrasting colors. Combining light and dark colors or complementary colors can make the macarons pop.
How you present your macarons is just as important as their flavors and colors. The presentation can enhance the overall experience for your guests and tie in with your wedding decor. Here are some presentation tips:
Display Options: Consider how you'll display the macarons. Popular choices include tiered stands, elegant trays, or macaron towers. Your choice should reflect your wedding theme.
Packaging: If you plan to give macarons as wedding favors, consider packaging them in decorative boxes or bags that match your wedding decor.
Decorative Accents: Don't forget to include decorative accents like fresh flowers, ribbons, or personalized labels to make the macaron display even more appealing.
Chapter 4: Quantity and Ordering
Now that you've selected your macaron flavors, colors, and planned their presentation, it's time to determine the quantity you'll need and how to go about ordering them:
Guest Count: Estimate the number of macarons based on your guest count. Plan for at least two to three macarons per guest to ensure there are enough for everyone.
Ordering Timeline: Macarons are delicate and require precision, so it's essential to order them with ample lead time. For those of you in the Tampa Bay Area, reach out to a to me as soon as you know you want to place an order so we can fit you into our schedule. Not in the Tampa Bay Area? Make sure you find a reliable bakery near you well in advance. And, keep in mind, not all bakeries make macarons.
Tastings: Schedule a tasting session with me HERE. It's the most fun and delicious part of ordering!
Choosing wedding macarons can be a delightful part of wedding planning. By considering the flavors, colors, and presentation, you can create a memorable and visually appealing dessert experience for your guests. The macarons you select will not only be a sweet treat but also a beautiful addition to your special day. So, enjoy the process, and savor every moment of your wedding planning journey.