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Tips When Selecting a Food Caterer

Here are some suggestions when hiring a catering service

Questions for Wedding Caterers

Find the right vendor by asking the right questions

How to Budget Wedding Catering

There are ways to provide memorable food at a reasonable price

Ideas for a Wedding Reception Buffet

Opt for a diverse selection of foods to keep guests happy

How to Bring Down Costs With Wedding Caterers

Ask about wedding buffet vs. sit down and "out the door" prices, and be prepared to walk

Sit-Down Dinner vs. Buffet

Weigh your options before deciding on a formal sit-down meal or a festive buffet at your reception

Negotiating with Your Wedding Caterer

Start with a good idea of what you want to spend--then bargain hard

Unusual Wedding Tower Cake Ideas

The sky's the limit when it comes to unconventional alternatives to the traditional wedding cake

How to Rent Chocolate Fountains for a Wedding

Your guests will love dipping fruit or cookies in a cascade of warm chocolate

Eat Your Greens: Eco-Friendly Menu Ideas

Green your menu for an environmentally friendly wedding

5 Things to Ask Your Caterer

Simplify the process by asking these questions

Tips on Hiring an Event Catering Service

Plan early and be sure to do a taste test

Cake Alternatives From Cupcakes to Lollipops

Who says you need to celebrate your nuptials with cake? Try these wedding cake alternatives.

Wedding Caterer Tips

The caterer is a key member of your wedding team--so choose with care

Wedding Barbecue Ideas

Host a casual, outdoor wedding that your guests will love

Wedding Catering Ideas

Choose a sit-down dinner, buffet, or cocktail hour with appetizers for your reception

Cheap Catering Ideas for a Wedding

Cut catering costs without compromising on quality with a few simple steps

How to Rent Catering Equipment

Figure out the guest count first

Five Cocktail Ideas for a Chicago Crowd

Say cheers to Windy City drinks

Breakfast Wedding Reception Ideas

Morning receptions can be elegant without breaking the bank

Best Ways to Create a Fruit Tray for a Wedding

These luscious desserts are easy to create

How to Plan an Italian Wedding

Brush up on the tarantella and get ready to dance all day

Planning Reminder:

waitress with food

Select a caterer

Do you want a buffet, a sit-down meal, passed hors d'oeuvres? Or perhaps you like a meal with an ethnic bent or only locally sourced dishes? Get a sense of your preferences and then look for a caterer that can deliver with delicious results.

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Wedding Glossary


The final head count given to the caterer. The bride and groom will pay for this number of meals, whether all the guests show up or not.

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