Here Comes The Guide’s Find Ideas section is full of expert advice help you plan your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner and wedding menus. We bring you tips from our Certified By The Guide California wedding caterers and the latest trends in catering. 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 locations even true “foodies” will love.
THE SPRINGS Event Venues offers a variety of premier venues with a focus on natural beauty. In fact, nature is everywhere—in the gorgeous landscaping at each location, as well as in the wood and stone elements inside their reception halls.
The main point of any wedding is for you and your partner to get married, right? But beyond that, it may also be the biggest party you'll ever throw! And when we think of the word “party,” we think FUN.
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.
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!
My colleague Jan invites me to spend the upcoming weekend with her at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, where she’ll be staying while profiling new locations for Here Comes The Guide. I jump at the chance for some quality Ritz time. It’s a well-known fact around the office that I ♥ the Ritzes. (What can I say? I have a soft spot for superior customer service and a swanky setting!)
Your friend is getting married and there’s only one way to celebrate—host a bachelorette party starring martinis and good friends. Throw the bride a low-key "girls' night in" party and show all your friends a good time to send her off in style!
Besides your location, the food and drink for your wedding bash will probably consume the largest portion of your wedding budget. Catering costs are usually presented as “per-person” charges, sometimes abbreviated in wedding brochures as “pp” after the amount. But be aware—the per-person charge often doesn’t include everything: Tax and the gratuity (sometimes called the “service charge”) might be extra, and there may also be separate per-person charges for the meal, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and even setup. Read more…