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    Wedding Catering Options

    When it comes to planning a wedding, organizing your menu and drinks can be one of the most stressful parts. You want to make sure all your guests are well-fed and well water, but due to peoples varying preferences this part of the planning process can be extremely difficult. Catering options differ depending on the size and style of wedding you are planning on throwing. Potential options include, canapés only, a buffet, or a sit-down lunch or dinner. But with all these options come varying advantages and drawbacks. Canapés Canapés keep costs low in terms of buying in food, suitable for short and sweet formal affairs. Canapés can be made…

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    What Kind of Reception Meal Do You Want?

    Your wedding reception is one of the biggest parties that you’ll ever throw. That puts a lot of pressure on you to get it right. At the same time, it’s crazy to spend more money than you can afford. That just starts your relationship off in a bad way. When you’re coming up with a menu for your reception, considering these questions. Do You Want a Buffet or a Sit-Down Dinner? There are pros and cons to both options. Buffets usually lead to more wasted food, but you don’t have to hire as many waiters. Sit-down dinners have a more formal feel, but it can prevent guests from mingling during…

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    Food Infographic

    The wedding food is probably one of the most guest-centric aspects of planning your wedding. The dress, the venue, and the theme is usually about what you and your fiance want in your dream wedding, but the food and the music often takes into account your guests’ personal preferences. However, before you narrow your choices with a caterer, before you even book a caterer, it’s great to know what style of wedding menu you want. If your wedding is very casual, you might not even serve a full meal. A family-style reception might be the best option for an intimate wedding party. Buffets are no longer lines of semi-warm food,…

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    Forget the Wedding Cake

    Some newlyweds let a giant cake command most of the attention at their weddings. Plenty of young people are starting to move against that trend by choosing options other than the traditional wedding cake. A lot of pastry chefs, not to mention home cooks, have used this as an opportunity to bring fresh flavors to an old tradition. Family Recipes You could spend hundreds of dollars on a three-tiered cake decorated by a professional, or you could get your mother, aunts, and grandmother together to make some of your family’s favorite desserts. Pecan pie, bourbon balls, lemon chess pie, and pecan tassies can easily take the place of a cake.…

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    Ask Our Ladies: Dietary Restrictions

    As you start your quest for the perfect cake and perfect dinner on your wedding day, sampling piece after piece of delicious sweetness and savory goodness until you find the perfect combination of mouth watering dishes that leave you begging for more, you might not be thinking about what it’s made with. So when your big day finally comes you might be surprised to hear guests declining food or picking at their meals. Do you and your husband have bad taste in food? No, you probably have guests with dietary or lifestyle restrictions. We asked our fans how they were handling food restrictions on their big day and were delighted…

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    Wedding Buffets

    Wedding buffets have a lot of appeal. Not only is there bound to be something that pleases everyone, but they are also more affordable due to the smaller number of wait staff required and the simpler production. Recently, buffets have also been strikingly original and fun. While you may skip the dinner buffet for a traditional sit down dinner, appetizers, dessert, and coffee are delicious alternatives. The Appetizer Buffet More and more couples are choosing this option or a combination of waiters with platters of small bites, and a table of cheese, crackers, and cold platters. What’s ideal about this combination is that it dramatically cuts down on wait time.…

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    Cocktail Hour

    Few things are as anticipated and can be as disappointing as the appetizers that happen after the wedding. So what’s the secret of great appetizers? Actually, it’s pretty straight forward. Portion-Control If you’re having a full dinner before the wedding, it’s standard for three appetizers per person. However, you may have to do some extra math if there are a significant amount of guests with dietary preferences such as vegetarians, vegans, and people with food allergies. If you’re having a cocktail reception, the number is between ten and twelve. Type of Appetizer It is always advisable to have at least three different types of appetizers. They should be easy to…

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    Eating Healthy

    In the weeks between your last fitting and your wedding, you want to maintain your weight. While it’s a common fear to overindulge in those last few precious days and squeezing into your wedding dress, it’s also equally common of overshooting your goal so that the gown is actually a bit loose. It’s important to eat healthy, filling meals, period, but especially, if you want to look like a gorgeous, glowing bride! Here are a few ways to look and feel your best from now to your wedding. Also note that whenever you make radical lifestyle changes, you should consult a healthcare professional like a doctor or a nutritionalist. 1.…

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    Let Them Eat Cake

    While I’m firmly on the cupcakes team in the cupcakes versus wedding cake war, these eight beauties have made my heart swoon! I was taking a look at our tumblr the other day and thought that we were long overdue to have a wedding cake roundup. Although the tiered wedding cake is a recent invention in the 19th century — wedding cakes have been around for over a thousand years — they’re widely regarded as the traditional form. Most of the cakes we’ve featured are tiered, although we just had to include this modern riff that we found on contemptsmiles.tumblr.com. We also loved the rainbow cake in the top row.…

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    Wedding Foods

    6520102 Great foods for your wedding By Natalie Tsang November 14, 2011 As a veteran of half a dozen weddings, I know that the wedding dinner is a much anticipated event. It usually takes place after an hour of waiting for and taking pictures. Reward your guests with delicious foods! One of the most difficult things for caterers is serving a large group of people at the same time while keeping the food at a reasonable temperature and consistency. Here are some foods that stand up to the test! Embrace Room Temperature Foods Choose soups like gazpacho that taste good cold or at room temperature. Or better yet, skip the…