Sunday, July 19, 2009

Reception Matters

photo courtesy of Copper Kettle

We had our tasting with our caterer on Thursday night. My friend Aimee is the assistant chef at Copper Kettle in Nashville. They make delicious food and make lovely buffet-style displays. The food was excellent, by the way and she let me bring home a swatch book of linen samples to look at.

We decided early on in the planning process that 4pm seemed an appropriate time for our ceremony. It's close to sunset and early enough that we can have a light reception with hors d'oeuvres, fruit and cheese, and of course, cake!

I'm glad that we have gone in this direction and honestly, it was an easy decision for us to make. We agree that the most important thing is that our guests enjoy our day as well. We especially want our parents to be responsible for as little as possible in the way of preparation and clean-up. Having the reception catered takes care of nearly all of this responsibility.

In light of the budget, we have taken on some reception responsibilities - like providing the dinnerware and cutlery, the beverages and linens. My grandmother will be making our wedding cake and my mother purchased our cake topper (which we are going to "customize"). To me, this is much more special than picking out an elaborate wedding cake.

Luckily, the caterer offered to provide us with containers for our beverages, however we decide to serve them.

I feel like things are really beginning to take shape!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for simple receptions! It's the only way we've found not to break our budget, and it allows us to have a nice celebration after the wedding without worrying about doing a reception after the wedding and/or a smaller ceremony to stay within our budget.