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Questions for Your Wedding Caterer
A great caterer will do more than just make good food. He or she will pay great attention to details, making sure the presentation is just right,
the food and wine are served at the right temperature, the servers are well-groomed and attentive and that clean-up is efficient and thorough.
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May I have references? May I see photographs of Do you offer cakes? When you finally settle on a caterer, make
Ask for at least 10 former clients and call as your table displays? Ask if your caterer offers wedding and sure you have a written contract to sign.This
many as you can. Ask questions such as Some caterers who provide buffets or food groom's cakes, and find out if they are guarantees that they will provide the food,
* Was the caterer easy to work with? stations include floral arrangements and included in the price. timelines and details you discussed.
* Was the service efficient and non-intrusive? other decorations. It's also a good idea to What are the payment arrangements? Asking these questions will help you
* Was the food delicious, and did it arrive hot? discuss your color theme so that decorations You need to find out how much of a deposit choose the right caterer to help make your
* Were there any problems that came up and floral arrangements coordinate is required, and if it's refundable or not. Ask wedding a truly special celebration.
and how did the caterer deal with them? What does price per person include? when the final payment is due and what Courtesy of family features
Do you have a business license and Is the cost strictly for food, or does it cover the caterer's preferred form of payment is.
liability insurance? tables, chairs, linens, tableware, punch
Caterers should be licensed by the state. service, table displays, etc.?
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Stomach aches, headaches, sleep problems, poor
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Getting married is supposed to be a happy time, right?
So why are so many brides-to-be completely stressed out?
Having to take care of endless details, man- You two need to decide what is meaningful
age vendors, handle family demands and to you and what will express who you are.
meet the emotional needs of the groom — If his mother wants Cousin Jennie to play
and fitting it all into an already her bagpipe as you march down the aisle
busy schedule — can turn any and you don’t care for the idea, it’s ok to say
sweet-natured woman into no. Come up with a polite response such
either a blubbering mess or the as, “Thanks for your suggestion, but we’re
dreaded bridezilla. going in a different direction with the plans.”
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be that way. Wedding consul- your day and it only has to please you and
tants and planning experts your fiancé.
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Delegate, delegate, delegate.
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the planning process more en-
ter how nifty your organizer is, you can’t
joyable for everyone involved.
do everything by yourself. Nor should you,
Expect stress. If you accept the fact so stop feeling guilty. It’s ok to ask friends,
that this is a stressful time, you can let go family and the groom for help — as long as
of guilt about it and take some precaution- you do it nicely. Some churches or reception
ary measures to deal with it. Talk with your halls have a wedding coordinator available
fiancé and a close friend about helping you to help with details. They’ve done this hun-
chill out when things get too tense. Come dreds of times — you haven’t. Use them!
up with a non-judgmental code word they
can say to let you know it’s time for a break.
Take care of yourself. It’s
always important to eat right, get enough
When you hear the code word, stop, take a
sleep and exercise, but it’s especially
deep breath and then set the planning aside
important during times of stress. You’ll feel
for a while and do something non-wedding
more energized, you’ll be able to think more
clearly and make better decisions. Besides,
Be realistic . A lot of brides set their who wants to see a bride with dark circles
expectations so high that they drive them- under her eyes drag herself down the aisle?
selves (and everyone around them) crazy
trying to meet them. But unless you have
Keep things in perspective.
DID YOU KNOW? unlimited access to money, you’re going to
have to adjust some of your plans. There
The most important thing to remember is
that the wedding is only a one-day event. It’s
Most brides-to-be, roughly 75 percent, receive a diamond just a party to celebrate the beginning of a
are a lot of resources (Web sites, books,
engagement ring, according to the National Association life together. Too many brides feel enormous
magazines, friends) that can help you pull off
of Wedding Ministers. Sixty-seven percent of repeat pressure to make the wedding perfect and
a lovely wedding on whatever budget you
brides also will receive a diamond engagement ring. After they forget about building a solid marriage.
Don’t lose yourself in the details of this one
the question is “popped,” the average American couple
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protect their assets while honeymooning. Travel
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portion or all of the money paid for the trip
insurance policy in place. honored. A safer bet is for honeymooners to
could be refunded in the event of a cancellation
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or emergency that calls off the honeymoon.
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Kayla Maier and Tony Flint of Milwaukee announce their Keith and Diane Lentz of Mayville, proudly announce
engagement. A wedding date is set for July 2, 2011 in the engagement of their daughter Angela Lentz,
Waunakee. to Christopher Wilkum, son of Gregory and Patricia
Parents of the couple are Scott and Daun Maier of Wilkum of Fond du Lac.
Waunakee and Greg and Pam Flint of Hartford. Angela is a 2004 graduate of Mayville High School. She
Kayla is a Waunakee High School graduate and has an is also a 2006 graduate of UW Fond du Lac and a 2009
undergraduate degree in Business Management from the graduate of Fox Valley Technical College. She is employed
University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN). She is employed with Community First Credit Union, in Oshkosh.
as a Management Consultant at Baker Tilly. Chris is a 2004 graduate of St. Mary Springs High School
Tony is a Hartford Union High School graduate and has and currently attends Fox Valley Tech. He is employed
an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from with Winnebago County.
the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN). He is a third- The couple will exchange vows on May 29, 2011 in
year Law Student at Marquette University Law School. Oshkosh.
Schellpfeffer · Warmka Biskobing · Schubring
Tammy Schellpfeffer of Iron Ridge is pleased to announce Andrew Biskobing and Jamie Schubring of Hartford,
the engagement of her daughter, Breanna Schellpfeffer to announce their engagement. The couple is planning a
Tyler Warmka, son of Jerry and Lisa Warmka of Iron February 2012 destination wedding.
Ridge. Parents of the couple are Jeff and Marles Biskobing of
Breanna is a 2006 graduate of Horicon High School. She West Bend, and Brett and Lori Schubring of Lannon, and
graduated from UW-Platteville in December 2010, earn- Janice Schubring of Slinger.
ing her Bachelors degree in Business Administration. The bride-to-be attended Hartford Union High School
Tyler is a 2005 graduate of Horicon High School. He and is employed by Goeman Trucking of Slinger.
graduated from UW-Platteville in December 2010, earn- The groom-to-be attended West Bend East High School
ing his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. and is employed with LMZ Trucking of West Bend.
The couple will be joined in marriage on April 30, 2011.
Welch · Crass Neuburg · Belk
Heather R. Welch and Adam M. Crass of Theresa Sarah Neuburg and Tom Belk announce their engage-
announce their engagement and wedding set for ment and wedding planned for June 4, 2011 at Faith
September 24, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, U.C.C in Slinger.
Lomira. Parents of the couple are Sarah Neuburg of Hartford, Dan
Parents of the couple are Richard Welch of Kewaskum, and Sandy Neuburg of Slinger, Tom Belk of Hartford, and
Ellen and Mike Olson of West Bend, Ricky and Diane Bob & Sharon Belk of Hartford.
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Wacky Wedding Facts
There are some things that may surprise the
average person about weddings across the
country. Here are some facts to consider.
Weddings in Iowa and Nebraska are
the biggest, averaging 200 guests.
The average engagement ring costs
more than $5,800.
Brides and grooms believe in many old wives’ tales, folklore and Most brides have one do-it-yourself
good luck charms to ensure a happy marriage. element, such as favors or escort cards. DID YOU KNOW?
Here are just some of the wedding day superstitions— Though it’s difficult to call it official,
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and
the 2004 wedding of Vanisha Mittal,
“Lady in Red” are the two most popular
The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress is good luck. first dance songs (even though 87
daughter of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, is
considered the most expensive wedding
A sugar cube in a bride’s glove is believed to percent of brides wear white).
in history. With a final tab of $60 million,
sweeten the union, according to Greeks. Only 19 percent of couples rely on a the wedding included invitations mailed
The groom carries the bride over the threshhold wedding planner. in silver boxes, rooms at a five-star Paris
to protect her from evil spirits below. Ancient Romans broke a cake over
hotel and performances by pop singer
Kylie Minogue. That final price tag
Saturday is considered the unluckiest day the bride’s head to symbolize fertility.
Today, brides must be fortunate to have
dwarfs another famously expensive
to marry, according to English tradition. wedding, that of British soccer star Wayne
The word, wed, is derived from the
only a little cake smashed in their faces!
Rooney and his wife Coleen McLoughlin.
The Manchester United star reportedly
ancient Greek word for “pledge.” g
spent $8 million on their nuptials, which
included a chartered flight for friends
to Genoa for a masked ball on a yacht
valued at well over $100 million. Ameri-
cans might recall a more recent and
extravagant wedding, that of former
Just before her wedding, a Bulgarian bride will toss a dish filled with wheat, coins and a
first daughter Chelsea Clinton, whose
raw egg over her head. If the dish breaks, it signifies good luck to come.
2010 wedding reportedly cost between
In Mexico, it is customary during the vows for a white ribbon or for a rosary, called a “lasso,” to $3 to 5 million. A similar price tag was
be draped around the necks of the newlyweds to symbolize their joining together. given to legendary Beatle Paul McCartney,
Say! The traditional Caribbean wedding cake, the “Black Cake,” is a recipe handed down from
when in 2002, he married former model
Heather Mills. Unfortunately, that cost did
mother to daughter and improved upon by each succeeding generation. The basic ingredients
not guarantee marital bliss, as the couple
of an island wedding cake include a pound of flour, a pound of brown sugar, a pound of butter,
separated in 2006, eventually resulting in
and a pound of glazed cherries, raisins, prunes, currants, and a dozen fresh eggs. The cake
divorce two years later. —metro services
is traditionally served with a Hard Rum Sauce, and all of the dried fruits are soaked in rum in
a crockpot for anywhere from two weeks to one year.
Traditional Lithuanian Marriage: First, there is the matchmaker who puts the couple
together and arranges the dowry. Then there is the wedding ceremony itself which
consists of several very specific customs, and finally, there is what is called in Lithuania
the atgriztai, or the coming back, during which the bride and groom return to the bride’s
parents’ home, where the bride is now welcomed as a guest rather than as a member
of the family. —metro serviCes
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Weddings are supposed to be joyous ♦ Wear a piece of clothing or jewelry ♦ Set up a photo slide show that
events, which can make it difficult to that belonged to the deceased. Cuf- includes photos of the deceased.
honor a deceased parent. Doing so flinks from a father or a veil from a Choose poignant but upbeat music so
in a way that does not compromise mother. * Ask the pastor or officiant that the moment is not overly somber.
the upbeat mood of the event can to specifically mention the deceased ♦ Light a candle at the ceremony for
prove quite a challenge to prospec- in the wedding ceremony and offer a the deceased relative. * Leave an
tive brides and grooms. The death of special prayer in that person’s name. empty chair and place setting at the
someone close is rarely easy to accept, ♦ Add a memoriam line to the end reception for the person who could not
especially when it happens close to of the wedding program. “Today we be there. ♦ Display something that
a couple’s wedding day. But there honor Mary Smith, mother of the bride symbolizes the person at the wedding,
are many ways couples can honor a who could not be with us today.” such as a flag for a deceased veteran
deceased parent at their ceremony. ♦ Dedicate a special song during or an item that represents the person’s
♦ Display pictures of the deceased the reception in the person’s name. favorite hobby. There are many ways
with the wedding couple so that the ♦ A bride who will not be able to walk to remember a special loved one at a
memory of these people can be part down the aisle with her father can wedding without bringing down the
of the festivities. ♦ Set up a table with choose to do so with her mother or mood of the event. —metro serviCes
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with a placard, “in memory of ...” that belonged to their father.
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divorced women remarry within 5 years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
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brides still may want to choose an alternative color to bright white to be more complementary to their skin
tones. Off-white, pale yellow and pale pink can be flattering shades. If second brides do choose to wear
white, they may want to avoid a flat white color. Instead, they can
opt to wear a shimmery shade of white and a gown with a little more
pizzazz. The gown — just as with first-time weddings — should be
as formal or as casual as the wedding itself. At afternoon weddings
it may be acceptable to wear a tea-length gown or even a cocktail
dress. Enhance beachside or casual affairs with less elaborate gowns.
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There are many traditions for weddings that can be traced back
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other animal life, rice has been switched to birdseed in recent times.
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Others are based on superstitions or
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initially practiced. Throwing rice remains
ith all the work that off their honeymoon until the off-season will a timeless tradition that many couples
goes into planning a no doubt find their dream honeymoon is much still enjoy.
wedding, it can be easy more affordable. Start early. It’s never too early Everyone attending the wedding
for couples to overlook to start planning the honeymoon. The earlier gets to participate in throwing rice, or
their own honeymoons. couples begin to research possible destinations, whatever is being used in lieu of rice,
But in the middle of all the better feel they will have for what they can be it birdseed, confetti or even bubbles.
those seating arrangements and reception and can’t afford. Research can be done well in Couples can even borrow from traditions
hall negotiations, couples also need to plan advance to give couples an idea of what their in other countries. In France, people
and look forward to the rest and relaxation that dream trip will cost. But don’t book any flights throw wheat, a symbol of bounty, after
awaits, which will no doubt be a well-deserved or make any reservations too far in advance. the ceremony. Italians toss candy and
escape once the wedding has come and The best deals are often available a few months sugared nuts over couples, for sweet-
gone. Couples can take the following advice before the trip. Spread the news that you’re ness in marriage.
to ensure their getaway goes off without a newlyweds. Hotels love hosting newlyweds, Rice was traditionally used to sym-
hitch. Be budget-conscious. Many couples and many will upgrade rooms for recently mar- bolize fertility and prosperity. Wheat was
could enjoy a honeymoon to Siberia in the ried guests. Couples should not be too brash also very much used in ancient wedding
dead of winter after their big day has passed. about it, as fully booked hotels won’t be able ceremonies for the same reasons. When
After all the stress of planning and paying for to upgrade their guests. But let the hotel know guests threw rice at the bride and groom
the wedding, couples will likely just enjoy the you’re on your honeymoon when checking in, at a wedding, they were symbolically
time away. Take this into consideration when and they might just upgrade your room and wishing them a lifetime full of children
planning a honeymoon. If a dream trip isn’t comp you a bottle of champagne as a gift. Think and good fortune. Some cultures even
in the budget after all the wedding bills have outside the box. When asked about a dream ate a meal of rice before the wedding
come due, don’t fret. A less expensive getaway honeymoon, couples will often bring up Hawaii to guarantee further prosperity.
is still a getaway, and couples will enjoy their or even Paris. While those are beautiful places Different cultures have long har-
well-deserved break no matter where it is to spend a honeymoon, they’re also expensive. bored different perspectives on throwing
they’re putting their feet up. Plan an off-season Fortunately, there are a bevy of locales, be it rice. Some even believed it fed the evil spirits that, though uninvited, crashed the wedding. It
honeymoon. That dream honeymoon might domestic or international, that aren’t nearly was thought that well-fed spirits would not wreak havoc on the happy day.
be affordable after all if couples can wait till it’s as pricey as the most popular honeymoon Rice and wheat were also thought to represent virginity and wholesomeness by some. A
not the height of tourist season. Most weddings destinations but still make wonderful options virginal bride used to wear white and carried a stalk of wheat. Single women rushed after the
occur during the summer months, when tourist for a honeymoon getaway couples won’t soon bride hoping to get a few pieces of rice so they would be the next person to walk down the aisle.
season is in full swing. Couples who can put forget. —metro serviCes Despite its foundation in superstition, throwing rice has remained a staple of weddings today.
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