Wedding Tips

Tuesday’s Trendwatch – Classic Dining Options

October 18, 2011

As I have said many times before, Tuesday’s Trendwatch doesn’t always have to be about Fashion.  Trending can be seen in every aspect of your wedding – even in the little tiny details.  This week, I want to touchbase on your dining options.  Outside of the dress and the ceremony, the reception is where you always want to give your guests the “WOW” factor.  You spend countless hours on the decorations, lighting, flowers and cake.  We have been able to define the different dining options based on the wedding celebration that you choose to have.

1.  Sit-down Dinner:   This would be chosen by couples who would like a more quiet, more formal and traditional meal.  This is also done when couples would like to do actual wine pairings with different courses or selections of the meal.

2.  Cocktail Party:  This is usually done by couples on a budget or those with a later night reception {ie. 8pm}.  It cues your guest to possibly grab a bite to eat before hand.  With a cocktail party, you also signal that your reception should last under 3 hours.

3.  Casual Supper:  This is chosen by couples with close-knit friends and family that really and truly enjoy that a simple backyard barbecue.   The tight family and friendships with the simple-less-fuss kind of dinner.

4.  Food Stations:  Also known as a buffet.  This is for couples who would like to offer several different entrees for dinner.  This gives you a free-slowing atmosphere – letting you guests know that “anything goes”.

Many Brides have started leaning towards one of the two – the Sit-Down dinner or the Backyard Barbeque.  Keeping the guests always on their toes.  But no matter what you chose, it’s truly perfect for YOUR day.

Images by Dove Wedding Photography



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