If your chosen venue doesn't provide the catering then you’ll need to call in the professionals to feed your guests. There's a plethora of options from a formal sit-down dinner comprising of a three-course meal to a variety of fun, informal ways of feeding your guests such as hog roasts and barbecues. Whatever option you choose for your big day make sure you meet with the caterers to discuss your requirements; a reputable supplier will provide a tasting menu so that you can sample your planned dishes making sure they are the perfect choice for your wedding day.
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Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? This final instalment in our three-part guide - check back over the last two Fridays if you missed one and two - answers your final questions!
Posted: 20 May 2022
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? This is the second part in our three part guide, check back here every Friday to have these questions answered!
Posted: 13 May 2022
From cocktail stations to party favours, David Cooper from glassware company Forever Crystal shares his top tips on how to get creative with your drinks on the big day. Here are four inspiration ideas for your wedding drinks and toast with something special when you say, 'I do'! Signature cocktails: While you might want to give your guests an open bar, hiring bar staff and footing the bill can end up being an expensive gesture. One way to sidestep this added cost while still providing some free refreshment is to make your own batch of signature cocktails. Choose two mixed drinks or cocktails that you know your guests love and stock up on plenty of ingredients before the big day. For a spring or summer wedding, mixed drinks like Pimm's and lemonade or gin and elderflower tonic are great options, especially as you can provide bowls of fruit and mint leaves to use as a garnish.
Posted: 5 May 2022
Sarah Knowles MW joined The Wine Society in March 2014 and passed her Masters of Wine qualification in 2015. She is responsible for Champagne, North America and Italy, as well as overseeing the portfolio of sparkling wines and spirits; so, there really is no better person to be advising you and answering all of your wedding questions? Red or white for a meat course? Wine or Champagne for your wedding toast? Read our three part guide over the next three weeks (check back here every Friday) to have these questions answered!
Posted: 3 May 2022
Multi-award-winning St Maur is a small batch of premium elderflower liqueur handcrafted in Alcester, Warwickshire, using responsibly sourced ingredients, with elderflowers gathered in ancient family-owned woodlands. Ideal for weddings, St Maur is the creation of The Earl and Countess of Yarmouth, William and Kelsey Seymour, who first produced it for their wedding guests three years ago before deciding to turn it into a full-time family business at the start of lockdown. To help expand the business, the company have moved into a new premises.
Posted: 10 March 2022
If you had a festival proposal last weekend - lucky you - and it means this New Year there will be double celebrations now you're embarking on your wedding planning journey and entering 2022 as an engaged couple!
These delightful Gin cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate and bring in the New Year, restrictions maybe looming once again, but gin can travel!
Pinkster is locally grown and distilled in Cambridgeshire, Mermaid is crafted in the sea air of the Isle of Wight, Aviation American Gin is produced under Ryan Reynolds' watchful eye in Portland, Oregon and Jaisalmer Gin, inspired by the imperial age of Maharajas and Maharanis has flown all the way from Jaisalmer, India!
Posted: 28 December 2021
Hiring a mobile bar for your wedding is a great, cost-effective way to keep your guests refreshed, and if you choose the right one, it can add a real wow factor to the day. There's no shortage of choice out there, so you can afford to spend time asking the right questions to make sure you get what you want. Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect match: What is the hire cost? Most mobile bars will make their money from the drinks they sell. If you have enough guests, there's every chance you could negotiate the hire charge.
Posted: 6 October 2021
our Bar is a new premium mobile bar service based in Worcestershire.The owner, Chris Davies, tells us more about the company: "We're a family run business that's been created to help customers celebrate the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Our slogan is 'Your Bar, Your Way, Your Budget' because we'll do everything we can to give you the bar you want at a price you can afford. Our stunning horsebox bar can be hired completely free depending on how many guests are at your event, and we'll work with you to make sure it fits in with whatever theme you have. If you want a gin bar, a prosecco bar or a full bar, we're happy to oblige.
Posted: 24 September 2021
Creating the perfect drinks menu is not as daunting as it sounds. Here are the four key areas you should consider: Break down your day into sections to focus on what's needed, such as reception drinks, wedding breakfast, toasts and evening celebrations. Budget wisely, know your maximum spend and stick to it. Don't try to please everyone. Etiquette is to provide refreshments upon receiving guests at the reception and then with the food and for toasting. You could consider having a cash bar service running alongside for guests who don't want to drink what you're offering, and then you don't have to worry about trying to accommodate everyone. Consider your theme and how you can add a personal touch to the day. For instance, jugs of Pimms and homemade lemonade would be ideal at a garden-style wedding or opt for his and hers cocktails at a chic hotel celebration.
Posted: 25 August 2021
Award-winning NINE ELMS No.18 is a ruby velven – a new type of sophisticated non-alcoholic drink, created in London, that has been specially designed to complement good food.Intricately crafted from the juice of four types of dark berry and aromatised with a complex blend of botanical infusions and distillates, this intriguing non-alcoholic indulgence is full of flavour & character – complexity that gradually reveals itself when sipped & savored with something delicious to eat.With its juicy red & black fruit, uplifting herbaceous notes, warm & earthy spice, gentle acidity & soft tannins, NINE ELMS No.18 is most enjoyable served with something richly savoury - try it with antipasti, charcuterie, chargrilled vegetables, roasted meats or cheese.
Posted: 28 June 2021