Service, My Style…

I am often asked by brides “What is the best service to have at my wedding”. My response is always the same, “It is whatever service suites you.” Generally they want more information than that. I mean, what bride doesn’t? But in all seriousness, I truly mean what I say. The type of service you have shouldn’t be about budget (it isn’t all about money, you know, although don’t tell my husband that) it should be about the type of wedding you want, how you want to be treated, what type of statement you want to make.

There are many different service styles, which eventually we can chat about, but today I want to talk about one that is becoming increasingly popular and one of my favorites (well, they are all my favorites) – Hors d’oeuvres, commonly known as finger foods. And not just for an hour before the main meal is served, but, yes, you know where this is leading……AS the main meal. First, what is better than eating finger foods? I have always felt that lots of small foods I could eat with a napkin were totally comforting and fun. I still think that is true. But not only are they just fun, they can be totally elegant as well. Think of waiters dressed in pristine, crisp black and white uniforms passing Filet Mignon, Oysters Rockefeller, and Crab Cakes Remoulade. Accompanied by a raw bar with oysters, clams, being shucked right in front of your guests eyes. I love the idea of adding a touch of elegance and grace to a style that is notoriously known as casual.

Passed Hors d’oeuvres with a combination of some stations (buffet/Raw bar, Cheese/Cracker display etc) are perfect not only for weddings, but birthday parties, anniversaries, really any party. This style is for those who want to socialize more, mingle with your guests. For those of you who are social butterflies, I would swear by this service style. In fact, the butterfly that I am had this at my very own wedding.

And for fun (yes, there is the fun too ) serve a combination of sliders, lollipop macaroni and cheese, quiches, chicken fingers. There are so many combinations, I couldn’t possibly write them all.

So, remember all you brides, all you party throwers, no matter what service style you choose……make sure that you make the service match your own style. Let A La Carte Parties help you find yourself. Let A La Carte Parties help you find your style.

Stay tuned for my next blog on another Service Style.
-CW