Question to ask to your Reception Caterer
Once you have a calendar of available dates for a ceremony,
Ask these questions to make your
Is the size appropriate for my expected number of guests?
Is there adequate parking?
Is the location near the ceremony site?
Are tables and chairs included in the
Must I used their caterer?
Is there a room rental fee in addition to per-plate charges?
Who will provide cake plates?
May we use candles?
Who will be on hand during the reception to assist us?
May we provide our own beverages?
Is alcohol allowed?
Do they charge a corkage fee?
Will they provide an itemized contract?
What deposits are required? When must final payment be made?
Will I get a refund if I cancel?
Are bathrooms and kitchen facilities readily available?
Is there enough room for a dance floor?
How is the lighting presented? Can it be changed during the reception?
When may we get in to decorate?
What time must we end the reception?
Is there a clean-up fee? Are we responsible to clean up?
Who provides napkins and table linens? What is the charge?
Are microphones, sound system and electric outlets available?
Will they set up head table, gift table or cake table?
May we attach decorations to wall or
suspend items from the ceiling?
You may want to divide the grocery list up according to dishes if you plan to make some of them in advance. Include a list of supplies you'll need for decorations (this may simply be a bunch of cheap but cheerful bouquets and a few rose-colored light-bulbs to soften the lighting in the living room; you'll find more decorating ideas listed below) and a list of tableware accessories you may need, such as extra glasses to borrow from your sister or a second coffee urn from your mother-in-law.
Don't forget to plan your beverage selection. Today's thoughtful host considers those who don't drink alcohol for health, religious, or lifestyle reasons, as well as the designated drivers attending, and offers the option of non-alcoholic beverages. A tempting punch always lends a touch of elegance to a shower; allowing guests to serve themselves is a great ice-breaker, too. A beautiful punch bowl (heirloom or rented) decorated with ribbons and floral garlands can be an eye-catching addition to the decor. Float fruit slices and edible flowers in the punch for added colour. Most well-rounded cookbooks have a selection of non-alcoholic punch recipes.
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