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Small Wedding Menu Ideas

We have featured some beautiful small weddings lately. Some couples are choosing to postpone their dates and some are choosing to reduce their guest numbers and crack on. Small but perfectly formed guest lists with celebrations in boutique venues, private dining and quirky places with charm, character are taking place up and down the country. 

With the potential savings being made on not feeding the masses, we’re seeing even greater creativity and attention to food and drink on the menu.

Whether you’re planning your wedding day with just a few friends and family and celebrating with a dinner party for 8.  Or perhaps gathering your nearest and dearest in a hired house with a sea view and 30 or so guests gathered on a beach for seafood inspired street-food, we’ve got some great tips and ideas for your wedding catering.

Taken from award-winning caterers Caviar & Chips experience of crafting bespoke menus for weddings all over the UK and creating food and drink exactly how couples imagine.  Co-founder, Marc Hornby, talks us through some of the trends they’re seeing for small weddings and some of the menus they’ve created that guests will be enjoying in the coming months.

Note that this article was written with all small weddings (present and future) in mind. You and your caterer can work together to plan a small wedding that complies fully with the COVID restrictions at the time of your celebration.

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Lake District Elopement with Boho Bride in Crochet Wedding Dress

Social distancing is forcing a lot of couples to rethink their wedding plans (if you need help rescheduling your wedding, check out our step by step guide to postponing, which we’re constantly updating.) We’re currently on day 4 of our 21 day lockdown, and we have not received confirmation as to when we will be able to host large celebrations. Once the lockdown has been lifted an intimate wedding such as an elopement could be the answer followed by a huge celebration at a later date. Your Event Co. and her wonderful team of suppliers have shown us how to have an intimate Lake District elopement, bringing all your personality with you. Hey there crochet wedding dress and dusky pink jacket.

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Delicious Bottomless Bridesmaid Brunch 2019 with Maid with Style London

What do you all think about bottomless brunch in London with your best girls, where you can also shop and tick off some items on that to-do list? Yep, we thought you would like that! The Bridesmaid Brunch 2019 is back and it’s an event that you need to pop in your calendar immediately.

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Important Questions To Ask Your Wedding Caterer (Or Venue)

Whether you choose to feed your nearest and dearest with a luxury grazing table or a multi-course sit-down meal, someone will have to prepare and serve it. If you’ve chosen a venue that offers a full catering package then that limits the effort on your part, but if you’ve chosen to hire in a wedding caterer then you’ll have a little bit of homework to ensure that both you and your caterers are excited and prepared for the big day. To make this a bit easier, we have compiled a list of the most important questions to ask your wedding caterer and/or venue. Asking these questions upfront and early on will make sure that you find the caterer of your dreams to feed the most favourite people in your life. 

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Grazing Tables – Why They’re Everywhere (And We Love It)

2019 has seen the wedding world go gaga for some of the most exciting things in a long, long while. We often see trends rehashed, and come back around time and time again, but it seems this is the year of the groundbreakers. Eco-conscious couples are planning weddings with sustainability at the forefront of their minds. The desire to eat less meat has filtered down into weddings, with many caterers reporting that 2019 has brought their first all-vegan weddings. The visual delight and social prowess of grazing tables continues on unabated, so let’s chat about that, shall we?

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Woodland Meets Industrial

One of the biggest trends this year when it comes to wedding food, has been the grazing board. Not only do they look utterly gorgeous, but they are plentiful, delicious and just begging to be delved into, fork in one hand, plate in the other. There’s nothing like relaxed, shared dining to break the ice and get your guests chatting, laughing and having a wonderful time.

The reason I’m salivating over grazing boards, is because this gorgeous Autumnal shoot includes one of the most beautiful grazing boards I’ve ever seen, along with a dreamy looking cake, fabulous florals and balloons too! The styling is stunning, the team were going for a woodland meets industrial look and I think they’ve got it spot on…how about you?

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You Wouldn’t Have Thought Of Feeding Your Guests This…

With the quality of wedding food becoming a priority for most RMW couples, our wedding supplier directory, The List, is filled with fabulous caterers who create some incredible dishes for their couples and guests. So who better to ask about upcoming foodie trends than this talented bunch?

We’re about to embark on a culinary journey and I’m afraid to say it’ll make you hungry, so make sure you’re sitting comfortably with snacks to hand, things are about to get juicy…

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Katie & Ben

Getting married outdoors in the UK is always a gamble as our weather is just so unpredictable, but Katie and Ben hit the jackpot with their glorious big day. The stretch tents they opted for just cry out for gorgeous weather and the sun shone down on the lucky couple all day long! What with the weather, and their Italian antipasti sharing platters, you’d be forgiven for thinking this wedding was on the Med.

Images come from the lovely Ania Ames, who has captured every moment beautifully. I particularly love the images of the girls outside the black and white rose covered cottage, it just looks idyllic, as does the rest of the day for that matter…

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The People You Need Involved In Your Wedding

When it comes to your wedding day you only want the very best suppliers. Those people who will transform your dreams and deliver over and above your expectations. We are lucky to work with some of the best in the industry and today we are sharing a little insight in to our wonderful sponsors. Everyone from photographers to an airstream bar. They really are the people you want involved in your big day.