Beer, Wine, and Spirits: Handy Catering Tips for Planning Alcohol for Your Wedding

Stocking the Bar for a Bay Area Catering Event When you're planning an event knowing your family, friends, and other guests helps provide some ideas about how much they're likely to drink and what sorts of drinks are going to be popular. But there is more to planning drinks for wedding catering than choosing wine, beer and spirits if you want the event to be original, tasteful, and fun for everyone. 1. Talk to your Bay Area caterers. Depending on where your wedding will be as well as the level of sophistication of the drinks you want to provide, your Bay Area caterers may be able to provide alcohol directly; or you may have to purchase it from the venue or even bring it in yourself. No matter what your plan, getting details straight with service staff and deciding whether you will require a dedicated bar keep will help ensure that great drinks are readily available to your guests. 2. Decide when and how you will serve alcohol. Will you serve alcohol throughout your reception or only during certain hours? Will you provide free liquor all night long, or will your guests pay for drinks? Will your catering company operate a bar in the corner of the...

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Which of the Top 3 Wedding Catering Styles is Right for Your Reception?

Bay Area Wedding Caterers Weigh Pros and Cons of Wedding Reception Serving Styles Your wedding should be the most special day of your life – or at least in the top 20 or so! Needless to say, you want everything to be perfect. You want your guests to enjoy themselves, and you’d like for the gossip about your event to be as positive as possible. Use the information below to determine the best Bay Area wedding catering style for your big day. 1. Buffets Most wedding caterers offer a range of buffet options, which give guests the freedom to choose which foods they will eat and in what quantity. However, guests will need to wait in line and serve themselves, which is typically not great for a formal setting. This style is great for your budget and for those looking for a fairly casual reception atmosphere and frees guests up to dance and mingle more readily than a plated dinner does. 2. Food Stations Different types of food will be spread around the room, and guests can visit different stations throughout the night. This style of catering reduces wait times and provides guests with more freedom. You can also feature cultural dishes that mean...

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