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Elegant Wedding Menu

Are you planning a formal sit down meal for your wedding reception only to discover that the cost may require drastic cuts to your guest list?
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It seems so simple, you and your fiance arrange a tasting for an evening after work. The ribs are delicious, or the haricots vert are the best you've ever tasted! But really is that what your guests will leave talking about? Haricots Vert? Are you on a budget? Would you consider a 2 hour reception and a cocktail 'hour' with heavy hors d'oevres? You can offer hors d'oeuvres for less money than a sit down meal. {Just be sure to keep the party under 3 hours. If you go over 2.5-3 hours your expense is equal to a large dinner for 150!} The best time to schedule a cocktail reception is at 8 pm. This clues guests in to 'grab a bite'; a start time of 6:30 and they expect supper to be served. Don't think you must forgo the traditional first dance or couple introduction with a semi formal cocktail reception. Your DJ or  Band Leader can easily pause the music to introduce the new Mr. & Mrs. and highlight your special dance. Your guests will appreciate the nod to tradition and you will cherish the photographs long after the last cork is popped! The menu is all about one bite delectable's. Whether you go Tex-Mex tapas or more traditional, your caterer will have excellent options  for you to enjoy on your tasting appointment. One of my favorites is Blue Cheese and Fig Chutney on Toasted Crostini!
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The perfect finger food; no sticks, no picks, no trash~
Enjoy planning your cocktail menu and selecting the wines and drinks for toasting.
Happy Wedding Wishes!

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