The dining experience you create on your wedding day will be among the most remembered moments of the entire event. Everything from the cocktail hour to the reception will involve a dining experience. Let’s explore how your wedding day will revolve around the catering and some tips to make it perfect.
The cocktail hour requires catering too. Once the bride and groom are pronounced a married couple, they steal a few moments to celebrate alone with a private toast. The cocktail hour is designed to keep the guests entertained with delightful hors d'oeuvres and drinks while the newlyweds snag a moment for some memorable wedding photography.
Catering the Wedding Reception
A wedding reception revolves around tables, which means that food is in order. If you are planning a buffet-style event, guests can be called by table to a line for service. Carefully consider whether you want full-service catering or a buffet-style event. Full-service catering involves plated meals and table service. You might consider interactive food stations and savory appetizer carts.
Candy Bar and Dessert Cart
Every wedding venue should be perfectly designed and decorated according to the way you dreamed it up in imagination. Vow to your true love in a space filled with romance, elegance and the sweet flavor of a candy bar. A candy bar is a buffet-styled candy station with decorative glass dishes, décor, lighting and your favorite candies to match your colors and theme. Fill your candy bar with individually wrapped candies in colored foil. Mix and match type and shape from a variety of chocolate truffles, caramel balls, M&M’s, peanut butter cups, chocolate gems, twisted lollipops, swirly lollipops, rock candy sticks, pillow mints, jewels, and more. Consider rolling a candy bar or dessert cart to the dance floor for a late snack of chocolates, pastries or a confectionery dream of petit fours and chocolate-dipped pretzels.
Savory Appetizer Cart
Traditionally, the wedding reception is a food experience with butler-passed hors d'oeuvres, fine dining, cakes and dessert, but a savory appetizer cart allows you to roll out a spread of snacks for a late night appetizer that your guests will appreciate. Work with your wedding designers to design the cart according to your theme with floral arrangements and accent décor.
Catering the Cake
The cake cutting ceremony is a very special main event at the wedding reception. This is the sweet and playful moment where the bride and groom cut their wedding cake and share the first slice together. The cake cutting ceremony should take place about forty-five minutes after the main course is cleared. Try to avoid waiting too late into the wedding reception for older guests and parents with small children that might need to leave a little earlier than the rest. Your catering company will probably not be the cake designer; however, your caterer might offer desserts or a late night snack during the reception.
The Grand Exit
The grand exit should be an unforgettable getaway. Most traditions involve a glamorous exit with fireworks, sparklers and a stylish vehicle. In some cultures, the bride and groom see the guests off. However your guests make their exit, it is a good idea to have a small treat or favor to handout as they leave. Handing out the favors upon exit prevents guests from leaving treats behind on the table.
Crystal Ballroom Lake Mary
Crystal Ballroom Lake Mary is a luxurious wedding venue designed to match the wedding of your imagination with all of the furnishings, floral designs and décor. Every table is set for an exquisite dining experience. Plan with Crystal Ballroom and let the designers and planners serve your guests a collection of some of the tastiest treats on the finest candy bar and savory appetizer carts. Meet with the professional design team and dream up a fairy tale wedding at Crystal Ballroom Lake Mary.