Should we go with a plated meal? What about a buffet, wouldn’t it be easier to please more people this way? Wait….what about reception style (with heavy hors d’oeuvres)? What is the best choice? These are all typical questions discussed between a bride and groom, and also questions that I am frequently asked as I book all of the weddings here at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. I always advise couples to do what makes the most sense for them. It is important to consider the demographics of any group that you are serving food and beverage to, however for an event as personal and important as your wedding reception….I like to say the customary “rules” do not apply. Your wedding reception venue should be available and happy to offer advice on choices that characteristically go over better, and will meet the needs of your event. Thinking about what style you would like is the first step. Plated meals give the event a more formal feel with servers attending each table and presenting a plate in front of each guest….whereas a buffet or reception style (stations or appetizers) allow
You ever dreamed of having your wedding day on a beach in Jamaica? Destinations weddings are becoming a huge trend in the wedding industry. Wedding photographers love to travel with you to capture your most precious memories on your wedding day. Make sure your wedding photographer does their research to find the perfect and unique locations to capture the best pictures possible. Sioux Falls Wedding Photographer, Lauren Neff of Picturesque had the pleasure of going with a Sioux Empire bride and groom to Jamaica to capture their day.
Heather and Eric, tied the knot this past December 12, 2012. . . in Montego Bay, Jamaica! Lauren was so thrilled to be able to travel along to capture their big day. Their wedding day was filled with all the wonderful things one would hope for in a destination beach wedding . . . sun, sand,
Wedding planning can be a difficult process, not only because there are so many things to do but also because there are so many options out there for what you can do! A great way to start is by choosing a theme so all of the decisions you make throughout the planning process can be made based off of your theme. A really great trend that will always be unique in its own way is going vintage! It is also a great way to get some of your family members involved, because you can ask your parents and grandparents for ideas or old items they might have lying around for you to use. And if you are not super close with parents or grandparents of your better half yet, this is the perfect opportunity to seek advice from them and have them help get involved with the wedding. What parent, grandparent or great aunt and uncle does not have SOMETHING from their past that could not tie in with a vintage theme? It is a great way to save money and no one will ever be able to say they have the same centerpieces or decorations as you because they’ll always be one of a kind. If you go vintage, the possibilities are really endless. Think of all the different things you can do at your reception if you decorate with older items on the dinner tables and throughout the room. Whether you use an old suitcase, briefcase, musical instrument, book or tablecloth, it really does not matter because as long as it is old it will work! There is no need to have the same centerpiece on each table, so you can just use a variety of all the cool things you collect.
The time has passed for New Year’s Resolutions but after a couple gets engaged one of the first goals of the bride to be is to get healthy. While you are on this health kick why not let some of these healthy foods continue into your wedding day! Here are a few options we offer at the Sioux Falls Convention Center that put a creative spin on some traditional items. Everyone has been to a wedding reception that has had the basic fruit and vegetable trays, the same old displays that are dated and boring. Why not create a beautiful presentation of fresh fruit and vegetables. Not only is this a healthy tasty option for your wedding reception, but it can double as vibrant décor.
If you are an engaged couple, by now you have probably come to terms with the fact that there are many details, big and small, that go into planning a wedding. Some detailing can be fun and exciting, others may seem silly and unnecessary, but all of them are important if you want your big day to turn out a certain way. One of the simplest details you’ll want to determine early on is color. Color is such a simple way to incorporate into all aspects of your wedding, and it can be a lot of fun to play around with color! Whether you choose one color, two, or multiple colors, it is important to decide what you want right away so you can make decisions all throughout the planning process. The obvious places you’ll have color will be with the bridal party’s attire and the flowers, but another big place that you can tie your color in—in many different ways—is at your reception. So when choosing your reception facility, make sure to ask
Wedding receptions are events that take place after a couple’s marriage ceremony. They are intended as a way to display hospitality for the guests attending the wedding. This is the first time the two individuals enter into their important network of family and friends as a married couple. Sounds like a “pretty big deal”, which is precisely why couples take a significant amount of time planning out every last detail of this memorable event. Almost all wedding receptions take place in the evening, therefore a meal is included. Couples want to show their genuine appreciation for the guests attending this special day, so the food becomes an integral part of the actual reception. The food and beverage served at a reception can impact the evening in a positive or negative way, therefore selecting the right venue for the wedding reception is of utmost importance. Every wedding reception venue has different
If you just got engaged and don’t know where to begin, don’t fret! Many newly engaged couples don’t have a clue what to do or how to start the process of planning a wedding. So for those of you who are feeling overwhelmed from the start, here are some helpful ideas to get you going with some of the big stuff:
1. First decide on a tentative guest list and how much you want to spend, because every decision you make will impact your budget and how many people you can invite!
2. Pick a date or at least narrow down a time of year that you want to have your wedding.
3. Reserve your ceremony and reception space right away so you can get your ideal date or time of year locked in before it’s too late. While you’re doing that, block hotel space near your reception facility to ensure they aren’t going to be full.
4. Decide whether or not you want certain colors or themes for your wedding because once you