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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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Two Steps to a Stylish Meal

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on September 13, 2013 at 5:00am

The wedding meal and bar 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. Step 1: E-xplore Not su…


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My Menu, My Way

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on June 25, 2013 at 5:00am

Perhaps you hail from a town known for lobster rolls, your first date was over tacos, or you simply can’t imagine saying I do without your beloved (but not exactly wedding staple) bison burger or chicken vindaloo. Even if they’re seemingly too casual, messy, or quirky, it’s definitely possible to include your dream foods in your reception menu. Here’s how. Showmanship “It’s all about…


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The Best Things We Ate

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on June 01, 2013 at 5:00am

Elyse Moore, wedding and social events manager for Chicago-based FIG Catering My favorite wedding meal that I’ve served was a late-September dinner last year: cider-braised pork with housemade potato pierogis and green beans with frizzled onions. The bride loved pierogis and pork, but she must have asked me a million times if I thought her menu was “weird.” It’s the only full-service wedd…


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