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A Modern Twist on the Traditional Wedding

The Wedding Cocktail Party

This type of reception immediately follows the wedding ceremony and is typically a shorter time period than a full dinner.

  • Get the party started with chef attended action stations!  Celebrate different cultures with an array of foods and an exquisite presentation as your guests make their rounds.
  • Provide a signature cocktail bar with a menu of drinks creatively named in honor of each member of the bridal party as their recommended favorite. 
  • Flaunt your wedding colors by integrating them with custom signature cocktails.  Lavish guests with cocktail drinks such as a Pomegranate Martinis or Pineapple Mojitos as they enter.

This type of wedding will encourage your guests to mingle and prepare them for a fun reception of dancing and celebration, more so than the typical seated dinner. Make sure to provide enough seating to accommodate older guests. The menu should be plentiful so no one leaves hungry.

 The Brunch Wedding  

For the cheery “morning people” couple.

  • Design your wedding program as if a replica of the daily newspaper.  Surprise your guests by having it delivered to their room or upon arrival to the venue.
  • Passed brunch hors d’oeuvres such as colorful Cereal Squares cut into heart shapes, French Toast on a Stick and Mini Quiche are a delightful welcoming to greet your guests as the arrive. 
  • Host a European Coffee Bar with a barista to personally serve your guests for “made to order” coffee drinks.
  • Introduce a “New Orleans Brunch” feel with a jazz band to liven things up.  Consummate this New Orleans feel with a Louisiana hot sauce bottle labeled with the couple’s new name and a thank you note as a personalized favor. 
  • Invite guests to experiment at a Bloody Mary Bar, where they can explore their creativity with different ingredients and garnishes. 

“The Hour of Sweets” Reception  

For the couple with a sweet tooth, guests will be seated right away for dinner, and then treated to the reception hour following, where dessert is the star of the show.

  • It’s all in the detail as servers pass mini desserts, ice cream cones and chocolate martinis.
  • Encourage your guests to interact and socialize as they indulge in entertaining dessert stations such as a unique Decorate your own Cupcake station, or a delicious Chocolate Fondue. 
  • Astonish your guests by surprising them with an entertainment element such as Fire Dancers or a Strength & Balance Act for an unexpected treat. 
  • Give your guests a fond farewell favor of warm cookies & milk to take home, or a chocolate dipped fortune cookies with a personalized message from the bride & groom. 

As with any event, it is important to communicate to the guests what they can expect so they are prepared in advance.  Remember to accommodate the older guests, children, and handicapped to ensure that all your loved ones have a good time and remember this special day for many years to come!


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