How to Choose the Best Food For Your Wedding

When you get married, your closest family and friends are usually at the reception. You probably know them all very well, but they may not know each other. Something, in addition to a love for you and your spouse, that will help bring your guests together is great food. Having good food at your wedding will help make it feel even more like a celebration.

Fresh Ingredients

Always pick caterers who use fresh ingredients. Fresh ingredients will make a world of difference compared to artificial, canned, or otherwise pre-packaged ingredients. Additionally, fresh ingredients are typically more nutritious and healthier. Not only will your food look and taste more appealing if it is made with fresh ingredients, but it will also be better for you and your guests. When you choose caterers who use all or mostly fresh ingredients, they typically use a lot of foods that are in season and in stock. This may mean that their menu changes slightly based on the season and what is available. If you are set on a certain dish, make sure to double-check with the caterer about its availability when you are getting married.


Your wedding is a very special occasion, so it should have an air of elegance in everything from the location to the food. Avoid messy foods or foods that easily cause staining like sloppy joes. Finding elegant food to serve at your wedding doesn’t mean you have to find a food you’ve never heard of and can’t pronounce. Instead, elegant foods can just be regular dishes like sandwiches or chicken dishes elevated to another level through special sauces, exquisite plating, or unique side dishes.

Great Taste

Finally, the food you serve at your wedding should taste good. Pick something that caters to both your and your spouse’s tastes. The wedding will be your big day after all, so you should enjoy the food there. When possible, taste test the food before committing to a certain caterer or dish for your wedding.

When you have great food at your wedding, food no longer has to be a point of stress and anxiety. Choosing a caterer who uses quality ingredients to make quality food is crucial in wedding planning. Great food will add to the joyful atmosphere of your wedding.

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How to Pick Your Wedding Venue

The most important part of your wedding is the people, not the place it is held at or what food you eat. Your wedding venue should cater to your personality and what you and your guests need. Picking an appropriate venue will help determine the overall aesthetic of your wedding.

Good Lighting

One of the most important things you need to look for when picking a wedding venue is good lighting. Proper lighting without a lot of shadows is essential for beautiful photos and a warm ambience. You will be looking at these photos for many years to come after your wedding, so having good lighting is imperative. Look for a venue that has large windows to let in natural light or extensive indoor lighting. If your ceremony or reception is expected to be quite long or during a time that natural light is drastically changing (like between afternoon and evening), make sure that there will be good lighting no matter what time of day it is.

Simple Yet Elegant

The secret to picking a wedding venue is not to pick the most extravagant one you can find. Your guests are coming to your wedding to celebrate you and your spouse, they aren’t coming to admire the venue. Therefore, the venue should add to the elegance and beauty of the ceremony and the event itself without being so excessive that it detracts. Look for a venue that is simple yet elegant. The ideal wedding venue is like a clean, blank canvas inside a beautiful frame. You can always add decorations that more fully match your aesthetic and personality.


The best wedding venues are not only beautiful but also work to make things more convenient for you. Finding a venue that also offers catering services crosses two things off the long list of things you need to coordinate. Choosing a venue that has catering is also a very reliable choice because the food will definitely be there on time and fresh for your wedding.

Your wedding should be a very special occasion. Choose a venue that will add elegance and beauty to your wedding, enhancing the personality and style of you and your spouse. Make sure to consider other logistics as well, such as photography and catering, when you are choosing a venue.

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How to Get Great Wedding Photos

When is the last time you’ve had your photos professionally taken? You can probably get some pretty high-quality pictures by just using a smart phone, but having a professional photographer with an eye for lines and aesthetic produces much better pictures. For your wedding, you will want to hire a skilled photographer to capture your special day.

Get to Know Your Photographer

In order for you to get great photos, both you and your spouse should be comfortable with the photographer. Stiffness and discomfort translate very painfully in photos, and you don’t want your wedding pictures of all photos to feel awkward and uncomfortable. Because there will be so much going on on your actual wedding day, meeting your photographer the day of would just add unnecessary pressure. When possible, meet your photographer before the wedding and get to know them a little bit. If you do this, it will feel more like a friend behind the camera on your big day instead of a stranger paid to be there. Additionally, when picking a photographer, choose one whose aesthetic and editing style you like.

Communicate What You Want

Wedding photographers, like all photographers, have artistic vision and input. However, they are photographing your wedding, so you have final say in what types of pictures you want. If you have strong preferences about your photos, be clear about which poses, color schemes, and backgrounds you want. Something else to think about before your wedding is who you need or want pictures with, including families of the bride and groom and the wedding party. Listing out who you want pictures with before the wedding will help you avoid missing pictures with anyone important.

Pick a Photogenic Venue

Most pictures are made up of two main elements: the subject and the background. In your wedding photos, you and your guests will be the subjects, but you still need to consider what the background will be. Picking a photogenic venue will help you get great wedding photos. Photogenic venues are elegant, don’t distract from the subject, look good from most or all angles, and have good lighting.

Most of your wedding day will probably be a blur. With pictures, though, you can capture the sentimental and lovely moments of your wedding. You want to have high-quality wedding photos so you can look back on them fondly for years to come.

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