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Ceremony & Reception : Catering

When Food Is An Issue

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 19, 2015 at 5:00am

These days you’d be hard-pressed to find a bride and groom whose friends and family don’t include at least a handful of folks who are, say, gluten or lactose intolerant, vegetarian or vegan, or adhering to a strict protein or low-fat diet. Here, the experts weigh in on ways to cater to these – or any – food concerns. Planning Makes Perfect First off, it isn’t necessary that you offer a…


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No Meat? No Problem!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 16, 2015 at 5:00am

Instead of serving the meat-free set the same old, same old, take these insider tips for offering a vegetarian meal that’s creative, satisfying and tasty. Fill Them Up If you’ll have a number of non-meat-eaters, stations or heavy appetizers may be the way to go, as they will allow you to serve a lot of different options for vegetarians and carnivores alike. But if you’ve opted for a plate…


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Trends In Wedding Cuisine

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on December 26, 2014 at 5:00am

Once a couple has officially tied the knot, the newly recognized man and wife and all of their guests will retire to a party room where they can mingle, dance and enjoy a good meal. In the past, standard fare like prime rib and roasted chicken dominated wedding menus. But today’s weddings cater to people of various culinary tastes, and couples and their guests can expect more upscale and creative…


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A Modern Twist On Cocktail Hour

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:00am

With all the time and money that goes into throwing your wedding, why would you want to miss one fabulous second of it? That’s why more and more couples are opting to have the bride’s big reveal and take their group photos pre-I do’s – that way they, too, can hang out with the crowd during the cocktail hour. As a result, this formerly mostly-functional mixer has gotten a rather fun face-li…


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Selecting The Right Food & Drink

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 06, 2014 at 5:00am

With the ceremony complete, all eyes turn to the wedding meal — both to please their palates and power them through a night of dancing. A great party is as simple as finding the right food to match an event’s style. Service Selections Food service options include plated and family-style dinners, buffets, stations and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Each one helps set the tone of an event, says Bridge…


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Fresh Drinks With A Tiny Footprint

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 04, 2014 at 5:00am

If you’re looking for a simple way to make your upcoming wedding celebrations a little more eco-chic, think non-alcoholic drinks. And why not? You’ll likely need a selection of juices and sodas anyway, for pairing with spirits, under-21 guests and for those who choose not to imbibe, so why not make them extra special? The best for the environment (but also flavor!) is fresh-squeezed juice f…


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Picking The Perfect Caterer

article by Metro | posted on July 02, 2014 at 5:00am

Party hosts take on a significant amount of responsibility when they agree to entertain family and friends. When such gatherings are especially large, some hosts opt to hire a catering company to feed their guests. Catering companies are often associated with weddings and graduations, but such businesses also can be hired for less momentous occasions. Hiring a catering company for a home party is…


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Wedding Menus Made Easy

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:00am

The wedding meal and bar tab typically are your top wedding expenses, and with never-ending online photos and magazine editorials featuring lavish stations, chic small bites and couture cocktails, it can be easy to get ahead of yourself and your pocketbook. Here, two wedding-planning experts offer tips to balance your dream dinner-and-drinks spread with your budget realities. Explore your option…


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Making Good Use of Wedding Leftovers

article by Metro | posted on March 05, 2014 at 5:00am

In an effort to create a once-in-a-lifetime event that is remembered by all in attendance, many couples will admit to going a tad overboard with their weddings. From ultra-stretch limousines to bachelor/bachelorette parties in Las Vegas to course after course of food and beverages, some weddings are a lesson in excess. When the party has winded down, conscious couples can ensure that some of the…


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What Not To Serve At Your Reception

article by Metro Creative | posted on January 13, 2014 at 5:00am

Couples often fret over what to serve their guests at the reception, and rightfully so. Reception costs can comprise a majority of the wedding-day budget. When spending $100 or more per guest, you want to ensure you’re getting what you paid for and that guests enjoy what they’re eating. Filet Mignon may be a good choice, but steak tartare is probably best avoided. Find out which foods to avoid se…


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