The Perfect Plate
When people gather to celebrate, often the highlight of the event is the food that is served. It is not an occasion without food. Weddings are an example of an extremely special occasion that involves many guests and lots of culinary masterpieces. It is essential to the success and overall ambiance of a wedding to have the proper culinary cuisine so that guests feel connected to the event. Guests’ appetites will be satisfied and palates will be thrilled when the culinary aspect of a wedding is well-planned and taken care of.
In the past, many brides have arranged a luncheon for guests after their wedding ceremony and then served refreshments at their evening reception. However, a plated dinner at the wedding reception may be preferred over a luncheon because it is less expensive and the you will only need to feed your guests once the day of the wedding, not twice. The plated dinner at the reception also makes the occasion formal. Guests will view the reception more elegantly when a plated dinner is served; therefore they will dress up for the occasion rather than show up in casual clothing. If guests know that a plated dinner is being served they will stay throughout the reception because they have a reason to. This way your guests will be present for the highlights of your reception like: the bouquet toss, the garter toss, the cake cutting, the first dance etc. Guests will eat during the evening hours anyway, so why not let it be at your reception?
Consider having an afternoon ceremony so that guests will arrive from the ceremony to the plated dinner at the reception instead of waiting for hours in between to eat. The plated dinner at the reception allows the bride and groom to eat dinner too. Often the bride and groom never get to sample the food at their receptions, but a formal plated dinner would solve this need. The best part of the plated dinner is having your caterer take care of all the details! Caterers are culinary geniuses that know all about food and how to feed a large group of people. It is wonderful for the families on the day of the wedding to be worry free about food and let the caterers do what they do best. This is an opportunity for you to choose your own menu for what you would like served. Keep in mind guests might have food allergies or may be vegetarian or gluten free. Every guest should feel included.
Having a plated dinner at the reception is a surefire way to make your reception more formal, save some money and reduce stress. The food will be the highlight of your wedding and it will bring all the guests together. They will enjoy being treated like a king or queen and cherish the memories they make at this event. Guests will leave full and content with while savoring every last bit of goodness.
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