Caterers Tips

How To Interview A Caterer

Many people discover that their catered event is the biggest expense of their wedding or party. The cost of your wedding reception or party includes the food, beverages, kitchen staff, waitstaff, rentals, the decorations, and the cost of the reception site itself.

Low Cost Catering Ideas

Many people cannot afford a lavish four-course sit down dinner or a full buffet feast for their wedding or event. In most cases, the food and beverages are the largest expenses of a wedding or party.

Wedding Catering Glossary

A la minute: This is a French term that refers to the preparation of food a very short time before it is due to be served and eaten. A great option at weddings, as food doesn't have to be stored for long and is therefore incredibly fresh.

Signature International Cocktails

Nothing says holiday quite like the sun, the beach and a pretty little drink with an umbrella poking out of it. Cocktails have been mixed, drunk and thoroughly enjoyed since the 18th century

A Sparkling Occasion

Nothing says "celebration" quite like the popping of a cork, and very little compares to a little effervescent fizz when it comes to romance. But when it comes to truly expressing your love, you simply can't go past the allure of Champagne. This issue we look at three French Champagne houses.

10 Wedding Mistakes To Avoid

When it comes to alcohol at your reception, what you serve is entirely up to you. Whether you choose to serve a full bar, limited cocktails, Beer and Wine, or no alcohol at all will be based on various factors including budget. The one option that is not recommended is a Cash Bar.

How to Choose Wine for Your Wedding

Choosing wine for your wedding can be a tricky, and expensive, business. We spoke to Keith Isaac, Master of Wine from Veuve de Vernay, for his top tips.

Catering Tips and Advice

It's important to take plenty of time and care when choosing your wedding caterer. We've compiled a list of questions to ask your caterer and tips to ensure your wedding feast won't be marred by any surprises.

8 Tips to Help You Cater for the Masses

Although some couples opt to self-cater their wedding for economical reasons, what you'll save money-wise you'll lose time-wise, as you will not have the freedom to relax and enjoy your day.

Choosing Centerpieces for your Reception

A lovely centerpiece adds the finishing touch to your reception tables. During the course of the reception, your guests will probably spend more time looking at the centerpiec.

5 DIY Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Traditionally, getting married meant spending a fortune. Today, the modern practical bride takes advantage of budget wedding techniques and do-it-yourself wedding accessory projects to ensure that she would have a wonderful wedding without having to break the bank. After all, with the global financial crunch, it pays to be frugal.

How Much Alcohol Do You Serve?

How much alcohol do you want served at your wedding reception? Nowadays any function seems to require alcohol and your New Zealand wedding reception will probably be no different.

The Wedding Meal

The wedding feast is an integral part of the wedding day.  It was once called a wedding breakfast because the couple had fasted until their nuptial mass and it was the first meal of their day.