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Preparing and cooking food for a hundred people was not something that I was prepared to do. I didn't have the supplies, kitchen space or energy to even consider doing so. As I was talking with some friends trying to get them to help, we decided to start looking into some catering options instead of doing all of the work ourselves. I had no idea that there were so many types of caterers that prepared such a wide variety of foods. That is why I created my blog to help others considering using a catering service to prepare the food for their next party.


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Bringing The Outdoor Wedding Indoors With Creative Food Choices On The Reception Menu

by Roope Hanninen

It is perfectly possible to dodge rain clouds and wind long enough to have a successful outdoor wedding ceremony, but the ceremony itself is not normally the longest part of a wedding at all. The reception can easily be an event that lasts for several hours and is usually better off indoors or under some type of shelter. Transitioning from an outdoor wedding to an indoor wedding reception may sound a little odd, but with the right touches, your guests will barely notice anything unusual about your wedding festivities at all. In fact, all it takes to inconspicuously transition from an outdoor wedding ceremony to an indoor reception hall is the right food choices on the menu. 

Outdoor Summertime Favorite: S'Mores 

If you're planning an outdoor wedding in the summer, why not offer up something that every guest will recognize as an outdoor treat by creating a s'mores bar? Set aside a table and creatively cover it with an earth-colored tablecloth. Top it with several clean-burning cans of fuel and provide an assortment of yummy marshmallows, chocolate pieces, and graham crackers. Don't forget to situate a bucket of roasting sticks or skewers so your guests can roast their marshmallows.

A s'mores bar is an inexpensive addition to a wedding reception and can be as elaborate and gourmet as you choose with the addition of gourmet chocolate, flavored marshmallows, and various other tempting treats. With every bite of their s'more, your guests will feel like they are still at an outdoor event. 

Barbecue-Themed Foods Are Wedding Worthy 

If you really want to make your guests feel like they are enjoying the outdoors in spite of being inside a shelter, serve up barbecue-style menu choices at the wedding reception. Even though summer barbecue favorites like grilled chicken or fire-roasted veggies may have been unheard of at a wedding in the past, wedding food is a lot more flexible than what it once was, and barbecue-style menus at wedding receptions are actually fairly common. 

Achieving barbecue-style foods at a wedding is actually a lot less complicated than what you may think. The caterer can set up a grilling station outdoors and serve up delectable grilled favorites hot from the grill to your guests. 

With a little ingenuity, making the transition from an outdoor wedding ceremony to a reception indoors will be flawless. Be sure you mention your concerns to your chosen caterer when you are in the process of making plans to get more fun ideas. 

For more information, contact McHale's Events & Catering or a similar company.