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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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Wedding Poll: Wedding Reception

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on May 02, 2013 at 3:19pm

Brunch, dinner, lunch…and everything in between. Today, wedding receptions happen at all different times of the day, which can make for a unique experience for your wedding guests. What type of wedding reception will your guests enjoy? Weigh in in this weeks wedding poll!


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Quirky and casual

article by Erin Reedy | posted on April 22, 2013 at 1:00am

As an avid wedding blog reader — and soon-to-be-bride myself — I have been noticing reception trends that go against the grain of the traditional wedding. Whether it is a trendy choice in food or mixing rustic farm tables with chandeliers, couples want to show their personalities and throw a party their guests will never forget – and the options are endless. Here are two areas in which loca…


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Add some personality to your wedding

article by Sarah Maurer | posted on April 19, 2013 at 1:59pm

Maybe a traditional reception isn’t your thing. For those who want to shake it up a little on the big day, here are some of the latest trends to add a little unique flavor and personality to your reception. Green Weddings Everyone’s thinking green, and there are plenty of ways to incorporate sustainable elements into your special day. According to Therese Forton-Barnes, professional event p…


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Beer & wine & cocktails, oh my!

article by Alexandra Miniri | posted on April 08, 2013 at 3:19pm

Think of the reception as your own personalized happy hour—you will be surrounded by your family, closest friends and great music. Besides sitting down for dinner, the majority of the event will be spent socializing and dancing — and the bar plays a big role in that. I sat down with Bethany Olczak and Brent Zimmerman, owners of Lilypad Wedding and Events in Williamsville, to get the skinny o…


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Wedding Poll: Alcohol at the Reception

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on April 08, 2013 at 3:05pm

The bar can be one of the most costly aspects of the wedding reception which is why many brides and grooms opt to offer guests something other than the traditional open bar. Will you offer your guests a full bar to choose from? Just wine and beer? Just signature drinks? No alcoholic beverages at all? Let us know what you’ll be serving guests in this week’s wedding poll.


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