14 Feb 2015 Trends-Flow receptions get it right every time
Planning a wedding reception is a tricky task, from finding the ideal San Diego venue, to table arrangements and of course, catering. With so many guests to please, a bride-to-be has to be conscious not to lose sight of what is right for her, and with so many options to choose from combined with a multitude of possible dietary requirements, the catering is a potential planning minefield.
The Abbey Catering knows how important it is for a couple to be able to personalize their big day, and find that the flexibility of flow receptions is a popular choice with many of their clients. These types of reception utilize stations for catering which open and close around the time frame of the speeches, photographs and other traditions. The food stations are suited for every type of cuisine to match or stylishly contrast with the layout of the room. They are perfect for those with specific dietary needs, and the award winning chefs at The Abbey Catering will identify the perfect food selection to keep all your guests coming back for seconds. The plates and cutlery are also distributed at a station meaning the tables can be radically redesigned from what the guests would expect. Going large with bold designs and bright linens creates stunning open spaces in place of the usual catering set-up and add to the uniqueness of the celebration.
Small detail in the planning can compliment the style of a flow reception. Some brides have chosen to have the caterers present to serve seated guests or re-fill drinks, or have opted for a candy bar with a selection of fun and exciting treats for the guests. The beauty of having a relaxed catering style is in the ability to eliminate the parts which seem mandatory but boring. Predetermined seating arrangements can be embellished to add more fun to the occasion, or even scrapped altogether. One idea which is growing in popularity is our Martini Tree; a beautiful example of how a little thinking outside the box can create a contemporary and fun solution your catering requirements.
The Abbey Catering is your first choice for flow receptions. We have plenty of experience under our our belt to provide you with a memorable catered reception at a price which is exactly what your budget needs. Call us today to speak to one of our skilled consultants and find out how a flow reception can make your big day extra special.