Did you recently receive the news that your daughter wants to get married this summer? If so, you probably have really mixed emotions. On one hand, you are more than likely very excited that she has met the man of her dreams. On the other hand, you might be feeling a bit panicky with the knowledge that you have to plan a wedding and a wedding reception on pretty short notice. From securing a location for the wedding service to arranging for caterers to provide a wonderful feast, here are some ideas that might help you to plan an event that will be enjoyed and remembered by all of those who attend.
The Place - This might be tricky. If your daughter wants a church wedding, being that it's late notice, you may have better luck securing a church or a small chapel on a weekday rather than on the weekend. Of course, if you are planning a garden wedding, or a wedding in your living room, you've got it made. Consider keeping this simple, yet elegant. For example, candelabras on the church alter with a bunch of white roses and white baby's breath surrounding them would be a beautiful look. Consider the same decorations for an at-home wedding service. If you want something less formal, consider decorating with colorful flowers that are in season or maybe even from your own garden.
The Food - Unless you want to be exhausted during the event, think about hiring caterers to prepare and serve the food at your daughter's wedding reception. You may be a fabulous cook, but think about saving your skills for another time when you won't be doing things like helping your daughter dress and then greeting wedding guests as they arrive at the reception. Caterers will have the training and the experience to help you decide on the perfect menu for your daughter's wedding reception. For example, if the event is a casual one, consider having barbecued meats with sides like potato salad, baked beans and creamed corn. The caterers will not only serve the food, but they will also do every bit of cleanup after the event is over. In addition, the caterer will bring things like dishes, cutlery and even linen napkins and tablecloths.
If you decide to use caterers for your daughter's wedding reception, be sure to put all the information in writing, including the time you want the food to be set up and served. Reach out to companies like Benedict's Catering & Events for more information.