Food and Drink

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We'll help you plan the hors d'ouevres and appetizers for your cocktail hour and wedding reception, and introduce you to some rehearsal dinner and wedding venues even true foodies will love.



Wedding Food Donations

Wedding Food Donations

Weddings often generate recyclable materials and leftover food that the bride and groom don’t want to take home. Nowadays, you and the caterer can feel good by donating the excess, and recycling plastic bottles, glass, metal and paper. An added benefit is that food donations are tax deductible for either you or the caterer.


Good Eats, Good Ambiance: Chicago's Best Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Good Eats, Good Ambiance: Chicago's Best Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Chicago is a diner’s paradise, offering some of the best places to eat in the country. This is great news if you’re planning a rehearsal dinner because you’ll have plenty of choices. Here’s an enticing selection of the city’s restaurants—some are casual and some are more upscale, but all are happy to host your special event.


Brides Want to Know: Hors d'oeuvre Dilemma

Brides Want to Know: Hors d'oeuvre Dilemma

Can you tell me how many hors d’oeuvres per person is the norm for a cocktail wedding reception? I’m not having dinner, just hors d’oeuvres and cocktails for about four hours. I need to figure out my menu and am at my wits end trying to find the answer!


Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette

Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette

Ahhh, the party before the party. Sure, you'll need to do a walk-through of your ceremony, but the real fun happens at dinner! Wondering what the details are? We answer 6 of the top rehearsal dinner questions.


Questions to Ask a Wedding Caterer

Questions to Ask a Wedding Caterer

Besides your venue, the food and drink for your wedding bash will probably consume the largest portion of your wedding budget. And trust us when we say, catering contracts are far from simple. We're here to help you navigate this tricky terrain with our list of questions to ask your caterer.


Icing On The Cake: One Writer's Perspective On A Classic Cake Conundrum

Icing On The Cake: One Writer's Perspective On A Classic Cake Conundrum

When it comes to wedding cakes, is it better to look good than to taste good? Don't think, just answer. Your response will give you a clue as to where you weigh in on the Great "Fondant versus Buttercream" Controversy, or, as I like to call it, "the Famous Frosting Smackdown."


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