Planning the Perfect Wedding Reception

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Are you panicking about your wedding reception? Have you realised that there is so much more to it than simply choosing a food menu that you like?

We’re here to help you with a list of Do’s and Don’ts when considering something that could make or break your wedding reception. After all, it is during this time that cherished memories are hopefully made – remember the old saying ‘food brings families, friends and cultures together!’


Do Choose What Suits You

The most important aspect of your reception is deciding what style it is and whether it fits with the rest of your wedding’s theme. Whether you opt for a traditional sit-down meal, family-style buffet, or even something a little more quirky and original, make sure you check out the different catering styles that are available.

wedding ring  Don’t Forget To Budget

Remember, the reception is most likely the most expensive part of the wedding. Make sure you confirm guests’ attendance plenty of time in advance, so that when you come to asking for quotes from catering companies, you are able to confirm numbers. Will it be you or the caterer that foots the bill of extras such as the booze or the wedding cake?

Do Communicate

A top tip when narrowing down your caterer choices is to go with your gut instinct! Do they listen to your questions and answer with thought and dedication? It is their job to also ask you the finer details, and build on suggesting bigger and better ideas. Make sure they are transparent in what services they provide and where their food comes from, if that is important to you.

Don’t Forget To Sample

Always, always go for a meal tasting session! The brochure may have the most tantalising looking food photos, but will the taste live up to the art of its presentation? They say looks can be deceiving and never a truer word can be said about food. Whilst how it looks on your plate is important, so is having a happy palate. The sample menu gives you an opportunity to opt between the two dishes you were dithering over, or even discuss options with the chef to tailor the menu to your tastes. This is also an opportunity to ask for suggestions about food and drinks that will complement each other.

wedding event Do Check Out What’s On Offer

If your head is still in a bit of a twizzle, and you would like to see what a well-respected and popular catering company can provide you with, head over to Dining Abode. Not only do they assist your decision on the best style of catering for your needs, but they can also offer help with all the other legwork that comes both before and after this stage of planning. Their services include but are not limited to: locating the perfect venue, supplying event staff, through to providing florists for your table decorations. Now get planning… once you find the perfect catering company, it’ll be as easy as 1-2-3!

Paul Alana

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