Archive for December, 2013
If opting for the formal three course wedding breakfast and plan to serve your guests at tables, think about the variations on this.
Silver service is a traditional method of serving guests over the shoulder although we don’t see it much these days, in fact I can’t remember the last wedding or corporate dinner we did when a client requested this style of service. Saying that we did a three course meal for a remembrance day poppy event for the British legion one year, the average age of the guests was at least 70 so needless to say they opted for silver service.
In my opinion its bit old hat now, its slow, tedious and cumbersome, but hey, if the client pays ,the client can dictate the way in which there guests are served. Although some guests still enjoy the kudos of being served personally by a waiter.
In recent times see most meals being served plated, pretty much the way we are served today in the majority of hotels, restaurants even foody pubs. The waiter comes oer and delivers the dish in its entirety, maybe with the addition of family served vegetables.
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Wedding reception drinks served with your canapés, subject to the time of year think about what drinks to serve to your guests on their arrival. Summer fruit pimms is very popular made with fresh strawberries & cucumber that day, Champagne is a traditional drink to offer guests and maybe mix a few with cassis or serve a rose Champagne. Consider serving a Cava instead of Champagne, similar drink, not as dry and it can be a 3rd of the price per bottle.
Pre-mixed summer cocktails can really get the party going early, Mojito, Strawberry or Rum daiquir……to name a few
A winter wedding, i know its a little christmassy but you can’t beat the smell of mulled wine simmering away with fresh nutmeg & cinnamon.
Just another money saving tip if you plan to provide your own drinks, check with your caterer first as most will charge you a corkage fee, (we don’t) it’s your choice I know but when you consider a glass of Champagne will cost you around £3.50 for a mid-range label, compare that to a Cava at around £2.00 per glass (cost prices), multiply that by your 120 guests at 2 glasses each then you could save £360 just on your reception drinks!
Soft drinks for the drivers or the non drinkers, fruit punch offers something different and a recipe we came across years ago and continue to use it to this day is, Orange & Pineapple juice, Ginger ale, topped up with Lemonade served with ice n lemon always a refreshing choice. You could consider providing a cup of tea, maybe not directly at the drinks reception but out of the way from the catering tent, there will always be an auntie who after 2 hours on her feet will beg, steal and borrow to get a brew.
If you want to save some money for the honeymoon and assuming you are having a bar within your marquee, open it early and let your guests help themselves!
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