FAQs and expert advice about catering

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your London Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourlondon.wedding

 

Catering

Catering

Q. Following the last 18months, how has the wedding industry changed?

A. Eliza Marks says: As always, the attention to detail is key, especially when it comes to smaller, micro weddings. We've found that our wedding couples have more budget to play with when planning a smaller scale wedding allowing for beautiful, personalised touches for table styling and stationery. Think statement velvet bows with embroidered guest initials for place names, personalised guest poems, handmade side plates with the wedding crest or stunning linen, plates and glassware which really add the wow factor. 

Eliza Marks, Social Pantry LTD
www.socialpantry.co.uk

 

To dine for

To dine for

Q. After a lot of sleepless nights, we've decided to plan a micro-wedding in early 2021. What food can we offer our guests to make it extra special?

A. Alex Head says: - Bring the taste of everything you've missed. We've had some really unique requests for smaller weddings, including tasting menus inspired by the clients' favourite restaurants they'd missed during lockdown. I'd suggest making a list of your favourite flavours and cuisines, then consider how this can translate into dishes. Perhaps you've had to postpone your Spanish or Italian honeymoon – so why not honour this in your catering?

- Canapés are a win-win. They're a great excuse to incorporate all your favourite flavours into your day. We've been designing canapé menus that are served in a socially distanced way without compromising on quality or presentation. Think single canapés served under mini glass cloches or individual bento boxes filled with a serving of canapés for each guest. You can pack in more flavours and options for your smaller guest list, as the normal headache of pleasing a large group is removed.

- Focus on delivering an extra-special experience. The budget that would've normally gone into catering for larger numbers can now be focused on quality dishes and a more bespoke, enjoyable offering. It also presents an opportunity to use local ingredients. We source from areas that are rich in quality produce, and you'll be supporting a local business too.

Alex Head, The Social Pantry
www.socialpantry.co.uk

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