Food

Highlight Local Produce in Your Reception Menu

There’s an endless array of fresh produce to inspire your wedding menu grown right here in Upstate New York. Talk to your caterer about infusing local greens, fruits and seasonal veggies into every course for a customized menu full of flavor from local farms. There’s nothing quite like the taste…
Jenna Hutzler
June 1, 2018
Food

Considering a Homemade Wedding Cake? Read this First!

A wedding cake made by a friend or relative can be meaningful and inexpensive. But, there are some risks you should consider before agreeing to a homemade cake. From liability to licensing issues, you may be surprised to learn that your venue won’t serve your sentimental sweets. Pastry pros like…
Jenna Hutzler
June 1, 2018
Food

How Long Should Your Open Bar Really Be?

Serving alcohol to your wedding guests is a balancing act of etiquette, logistics and cost. This leaves many couples wondering just how long their wedding reception’s open bar should go. Common courtesy dictates that guests should not be expected to pay for their drinks. Serving within your means for the…
Jenna Hutzler
June 1, 2018
Food

Fun Alternatives to Champagne for Your Wedding Toast

A champagne toast was once a wedding tradition no one overlooked. Today, however, there are many reasons to skip champagne during toasts on your wedding day. Couples looking for somewhere to cut costs may see the champagne as one item to skip. Others want to spend more time on the…
Jenna Hutzler
May 31, 2018
Food

6 Refreshing Summer Wedding Cake Flavors

Summer weddings are the perfect place to break away from traditional cake flavors for something a little lighter, a little fruiter and a little more unexpected. Chocolate Chocolate cake is easily lighted with raspberry compote and raspberry buttercream. You can also pair cholate with vanilla cream filling and a spicy…
Jenna Hutzler
May 31, 2018
Food

Edible Favors No One Will Leave Behind

It’s always a kind gesture to send guests home from your reception with a favor. This small gift, designed to thank them for celebrating your wedding with you, shouldn’t be something they wind up stashing in a junk drawer only to throw away a year later. So, how do you…
Jenna Hutzler
April 25, 2018
Food

Add Personality to Your Reception with a Signature Drink

Creating a custom drink to serve to your guests adds an extra element of personalization to your reception. Signature cocktails continue to be popular; craft beer and specialty coffee are also great ways to treat your guests to a unique drink. Signature Cocktails The easiest personalized drink option is a…
Jenna Hutzler
April 25, 2018
Food

Consider a Family Style Meal for Your Intimate Wedding

What is a family-style meal, exactly? Think passing the mashed potatoes and stuffing at Thanksgiving dinner with extended family. Now picture this atmosphere at your wedding reception. Your food will be delivered to each table by your catering staff and guests will serve themselves, passing dishes around the table until…
Jenna Hutzler
April 25, 2018
Food

Afternoon Tea Wedding Menu Ideas for Your Daytime Reception

As brides and grooms continue to forgo traditional weddings, one style of reception gaining popularity is the afternoon tea wedding. Afternoon tea is a wonderful way to spend time with your guests without the extravagance of a full meal. Pairing a daytime wedding ceremony with afternoon tea can help reduce…
Jenna Hutzler
April 25, 2018

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