So you’re planning your wedding. And you know you want a white dress. And a church. Or maybe an outdoor mountain vista. But when you get to the reception, your thoughts and ideas are just a little bit hazier. In fact, you’re really not sure what you want at all: a three-course plated meal or the basics: cake and champagne.
There are many options out there – it’s just a matter of finding one that fits your needs and, of course your budget! Here are a few basic reception ideas to help you get started.
Dinner reception: This type of reception, a formal dinner that can be either served plated to tables or served as a buffet,…
Soul food makes a great buffet dinner option as a reception because there is something for everyone! From savory hushpuppies to a luscious banana pudding, soul food is comfort food with loads of flavor. And a fantastic side benefit is that if you are looking for affordable dinner options this can be a great way to go.
Macaroni and cheese
It’s happened: the love of your life dropped to one knee (or, you know, some variation of that) and slipped a ring on your finger and all of a sudden you have a date set, a dress to find and a wedding to plan from top to bottom.
Sometimes, I hear, this can be a little bit overwhelming. Especially when it comes to one simple detail: the paycheck.
But whether you’re up and rolling with money to spare or you’re on a tight budget that feels like it’s just getting tighter and tighter every day, there are several up-front and very easy things you can keep in mind as you begin to pin down the details that…
Setting the Scene
Take advantage of the warm weather and get married outside at a local beach, lake, vineyard, or garden! Nature’s stunning backdrop will create an ambience that sets the perfect scene for summer nuptials. This also cuts down on the need to transport flowers or decor to the venue. Once the sun sets, light soy candles and bask in the great outdoors.
With summer comes beautiful flowers blooming into a range of bright colors that are sure to pop on your wedding day. Get flowers from your local organic florist to ensure that they are pesticide and chemical free. Or nix the flower centerpieces altogether and opt for a colorful vase full of fruits instead! One way to…
The day I should get married, it would come as no surprise to my guests that they’d likely take home a food-type favor from the reception. I love food! They know it, my tailor would know it. But, what could be better? A remembrance of the day to be shared at the table, instead of a dust-gathering tsotchke relegated to a shelf, a box, or worse, the trash. And, I think the offerings from Bee Raw Honey fit the bill perfectly!
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Finding the right foods for your wedding reception isn’t always easy. The pressure is on to find foods that reflect the tastes of the newlywed couple while also pleasing the guests. Some couples may find it difficult to decide on appetizers that are right for everyone. Not to worry, we’re here to help! These vegetarian and vegan appetizers are sure to be crowd pleasers that will leave guests hungry for more!
Potato skins are a popular snack with just about anyone. Why not please the crowd,…
Planning the wedding reception menu can be a daunting task. Couples need options that will please everyone but still remain representative of their personalities. These unique and sustainable trends can help in the decision-making process and are sure to leave your guests craving more!
Edible Plates and Utensils
Brides and grooms strive to create a memorable day that can set the couple apart from the rest. Edible plates and utensils can help create your unforgettable event while eliminating waste! Edible plates and utensils not only provide a wonderful accent to the menu options but they also provide sustainable options that are hard to ignore.
His & Her Foods
Can’t decide whose favorite food should be served on your special day? …