Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 04, 2013
The most talked about and remembered aspect of one's wedding is also likely to be the area where the most savings can be generated. Following an article that appeared in Guardian Media, Do the Bride a Favor recommends the following tips for saving money while adding style to the wedding catering experience:
1) Control portions by avoiding appetizer buffets where food can be over-consumed or wasted. Pass around an hors d'oeuvre tray as an alternative to a buffet prior to the main course. Also, incorporate more expensive food items such as seafood into the smaller appetizers as opposed to the main course.
2) Use creative budgeting for desserts. Allow for one to three portions of pastry, cakes or tarts, and one serving of ice cream, sherbet or sorbet. If serving numerous desserts, cut the portion size accordingly. If serving custom bridal chocolates, maintaining a candy buffet or chocolate fountain, make sure a qualified attendant is on hand to control portion sizes.
3) Let wedding theme dictate cuisine. The more relaxed and informal the setting, the easier it is to control portions by serving delicious three course meals (as opposed to the more formal five course option) with entrees such as lasagna or paella.
Additionally, Do the Bride a Favor recognizes the need for time management and creative wedding planning to reduce guests' proximity to food during the course of the evening. Fun distractions such as vending machines dispensing bouncy balls, games involving guests, toasts and speeches should allow for maximum food portion control in an atmosphere that exhibits a constant variety of activities.
With proper planning the catering elements of one's wedding can be the area where one saves the most money while also improving the overall presentation of the wedding experience for guests.
About Do the Bride a Favor:
Do the Bride a Favor offers creative consulting in the areas of wedding favors, wedding planning and getting into the candy and vending business. Through research and trend watching, Do the Bride a Favor is on the lookout for cutting edge innovations in the wedding favor industry.