The first overarching question I like to ask Wedding Clients is: “What is your vision for the Wedding?”. Guest count, budget, venue, etc are all very necessary questions, but ultimately the only way we will all be on the same page is if Brides and Grooms (yes guys do matter in these things) share what they want the day to look like.
Do you want a Casual Wedding on a Budget? If so, our services will be very different than a Black Tie wedding. Hors d’Oeuvres are always a good idea because the Bridal Party needs time to take pictures. In this hour or so people will naturally want to grab a drink and some food. But maybe instead of Passed Hors d’Oeuvres, you could do one or two Stationary Cold Display. Perhaps some Cheese, Crackers, and Crudite. This will fill up your guests enough so they aren’t gnawing off their own arms, and not make the Bridal Party rush. For dinner you might want to go with Package #3 of BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork. For sides you could do real Comfort Food like Mac n Cheese and Corn on the Cob. For dessert instead of an elaborate cake you can go with an Ice Cream Social. Everyone will be relaxed, full, and happy.
Do you want Casual Food but an Elegant feel? Well this will change some things. First off I GREATLY suggest our Contour Linens. This gives any party a Unique, Contemporary look. Next I would go with the Upscale Disposable Dinnerware. It isn’t very expensive, but it gives the look and feel of real china without the cost. For the food I would go with Passed Hors d’Oeuvres, but not necessarily the old standard Stuffed Mushrooms and Scallops wrapped in Bacon. You could instead try Pulled Pork on a Sweet Potato Biscuit or Buffalo Chicken Salad in a Phyllo Cup. Nothing crazy or too far out there, but a nicer spin on classics. For the main course you could do with Package #2. The Salmon covers the non meat eaters (or healthier crowd). Chicken covers the basic group. And Steak Tips cover the Manly Men who want Meat. For dessert finish it off with a Homemade Pie Station. The reception will be Elegant enough for your snooty Aunt Betsy, but the food will be relaxed enough for your Papa Frank. And you’ll love it all ;). Win Win Win.
Do you want Fine Food with an Elegant feel? Can Smokey’s still do that??? Of course we can! Contour Linens will be a Must. You are gunna need China. You can’t forget the Passed Champagne Toast. We should probably do Place Settings as well. For Stations you could go with a Mediterranean Display and a Raw Bar. Passed Hors d’Oeuvres could do Martini Shrimp Cocktail, Beef Tenderloin Crostini, Sesame Chicken Lollipops, and Bourbon Apple Bacon Tartlettes. For the Main Course you can try the Black Jack Encrusted Beef Tenderloin, Spinach and Goat Cheese filled Chicken Roulades, Herb Crusted Salmon, and a Quinoa Bake for the Vegetarians. For dessert we can Pass your Wedding Cake and serve Coffee table to table. Your guests will feel pampered and RAVE about the food.
So really we can go in many directions, and not all of it is based on your budget. A good chunk depends on what you WANT for the day. We can handle everything for you (Food, Bar, Rentals), but we want to all be on the same page so YOUR day is just right.