Catering Your Own Wedding
Hosting or being part in the practical preparations
for a wedding can be the ultimate test of anyone's
The decision to take on all the work or to hire
professional help for any part must be yours - only
you know how much you can cope with.
If you decide on catering your own wedding,
arrange for the marriage ceremony to take place in
the mid afternoon, this is a practical solution which
will leave the morning free to attend to the last
minute food details.
Here are a few important points to consider:
Start planning the wedding menu well in advance.
Enlist the help of friends and family who can help with the food preparation and
finishing touches, preferably someone who is not directly involved in the ceremony.
Consider hiring some servers to hand out drinks and help with placing dishes on the
table at the last minute.
Don't be over ambitious keep the wedding reception menu simple. Remember
elegant wedding finger food is preferable to a disastrous second rate three course
Plan ahead and prepare foods which can be frozen well before time.
Choose dishes that need very little last minute attention.
Make sure that you have plenty of help on the day so that a majority of the
preparations are finished without a lot of fuss.
Make lists of everything that has to be done and tick of each item as it is completed.
Make sure that you have help after the reception as well as before to help with the
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