When I began planning my wedding I went to a Bridal Extravaganza. It showcases many vendors in the Austin/Hill Country area. The main reason I decided to go was because I wanted to get an idea of several different vendors that I could choose from. As a bride you can get ideas for your wedding on practically anything, plus, you can try out any of the caterers or cake vendors and get a better idea of which you would like for your wedding. I found the Bridal Extravaganza helpful because you can get a feel of what the vendors are like instead of just reading about them on websites or in bridal magazines.
I ended up choosing a caterer that was not at the extravaganza, but was recommended to me by my wedding planner. Listen to your wedding planner people, they really know the best out there. Suzanne Court is our caterer. She does high-end food for Austin events and surrounding areas. Suzanne is fantastic! Her food is exquisite and her attention to detail and to your needs are above and beyond what I could have asked for in a caterer. You will be working with you caterer quite a bit throughout the wedding process so pick someone that not only does great food but that you can communicate well with. Do you pick plated dinner or buffet style dinner? Plated dinners are very proper, but the price per plate adds up quickly. Buffet style has become very popular and if it is done well it can look very classy. Besides the venue, food is probably going to use up a good chunk of your budget, especially if you have many guests attending your wedding. Food is important at any wedding. It isn’t just about feeding people, it also represents the couple’s style and taste and ultimately ties in to the theme of the wedding.
If you choose to have cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres are typically passed out during this time. This gives guests a preview of what to expect during the reception.
You can also add a bit more personality to cocktail hour by including a signature drink. For my wedding we will be doing wine, beer, and a signature cocktail during cocktail hour.
If you are looking for an amazing caterer or event planner look in to Suzanne Court Catering and Events.