Wedding Reception Ice Breakers

Let's just say a coworker is getting married. After the ceremony, you pick up your place card and find the table, take a seat and look at the other wedding guests sitting around you. If you're lucky, you've been seated with people you know, maybe even a friend or two. But it so happens that this time you don't know the person sitting next to you, so you politely introduce yourself, ask them how they know the bride and groom, and when conversation runs out you turn delicately to your salad. Maybe … [Read more...]

DIY Wedding Catering: Is it possible?

Catering your own wedding?! That seems like a monumental-- if not impossible-- feat, but if it's something you're thinking about doing,  FoodServiceWarehouse has just made it a lot easier. FoodServiceWarehouse provides restaurant supplies and equipment, but they just recently put together a new catering resource loaded with information about equipment and supplies, photos, and educational articles.  If you want to learn more about catering your own event, this might be a good place to start.  In … [Read more...]

First things First: Booking a Wedding Venue

If you are newly engaged and wondering where to begin the wedding planning process, one of the first things to sort out is where you will be getting married.  Along with your caterer, one of the biggest chunks of your budget will quite possibly go toward your wedding venue. Here are some points to keep in mind and some questions you may want to ask during your search, culled from essortment.com. How to choose a venue: 1.  Do you plan to marry in a church or synagogue, and then move somewhere … [Read more...]

A Classy Wedding That Won’t Put You in Debt

As the economy takes a downturn, many couples are looking for ways to scale back on a lavish wedding without sacrificing a special day. Wedding spending is expected to dip slightly this year, in contrast to the 48 percent growth documented from 1999 to 2006. How can you save smart and still host a classy wedding? There are so many ideas, here are just a few from the Eagle Tribune: Trim the guest list. Invite only the people you feel close to. "You really don't need to invite everyone you … [Read more...]