One of the things that seems to cause a lot of stress for hosts is what to order or make for an event.
What if no one likes it? What if? What if? What if? If you keep going with the what ifs you will never get off the ground.
There will always be someone who doesn’t like ALL the choices but it is rare that they won’t like ANY of the choices. The greatest challenge is people with food intolerances or allergies - and we will chat about this a bit later.
The easiest place to start is - what do YOU like? Chances are your friends will like similar things. If you like out there flavours but aren’t sure if your guests will, include ONE of those options.
Next make sure you have a variety. For example not everyone likes chocolate (crazy I know but it happens) so have a couple of other options. Such as fruit based flavours, caramels, or custards
If in doubt look at what is currently popular. Social media is a great place to see what is trending. Another place is google (or whatever your p...
Those desserts in the cup things, what are they called….so many names come to mind. Technically they are called verrines which means….a small glass, jar, bowl, acrylic tube (you get the idea) containing layers of food
Dessert tables are a fabulous way to treat your guests to a variety of desserts. Best of all they get to choose what they want - they will thank you for that. If you are like many people, you want it to all match or at least have a theme to represent you and your event.
There are many different ways to work towards a cohesive dessert table, You may want to start with one (or more) of the following
Colour as a theme is great. You can use it as a basis for all your desserts or you can use it to bring a random assortment together. The thing to consider with colour is, it can limit your flavour choices if you have your heart set on everything being the same.
The red and silver selection below is a statement. It is obvious what their theme is and it took precedence over everything else. The flavours were chosen to suit. The second mix of desserts was selected by flavour first and brought together with silver accents....
Are you flying off to a special destination for your wedding? It might be so you can keep it small or it might be a central location because you have family all over the world. What ever the why is, there is no reason you can't still indulge in some wedding traditions.
Many brides feel it's all to hard to arrange a beautiful bomboniere or wedding favour for their destination. Or they find their options very limited if they are bringing them from home. The other common concern is they are more expensive if sources in the destination country/ location. I'm here to tell you it is easier than you think and you have almost as many options as someone having their wedding at home.
The secret? There are a couple of considerations, well THREE to be precise.
1. Check the regulations of the destination and your airline.
There may be restrictions on what you can bring into a country or location. Australia has some of the strictest food import laws but many destination wedding loca...
Juggling that wedding budget is tough. If you are anything like me, you will keep seeing things that are "oh so pretty" and you have to consider if you can include them. My questions is..."why can't some of those things serve a dual purpose?"
A perfect example of a wedding something that could also be something else is the bomboniere or wedding favour! If you are looking for suggestions, check out the article I wrote recently about different options for favours
Have you considered combining your bomboniere or wedding favour with the place settings? Guests love those special little touches of things with their name on them. It's especially good if Uncle George or cousin Sandra is known for trying to stockpile a heap of goodies to take home. Options include cookies stamped with names, tags on packaging with individual names or little sign posts on mini desserts.
The next thing is the dessert buffet. Consider providing small boxes so people can take a selection of small things...
Whether it is you or a friend getting married, finding the right wedding favour for the guests can be a challenge. There are so many options available.
I tell all my brides, couples, bridesmaids, mother of the bride or who ever is organising the favours - find something simple that resonates with the couple. Essentially the wedding favour or bomboniere is another extension of the wedding. Here are a heap of examples of what you can do. Some are traditional(ish) and some are a bit more out of the box. The most important thing to remember is...they are all customisable in a variety of ways.
Chocolate! Everyone loves chocolate (ok yes there may be one or two people who don't but we can't please everyone).
Custom chocolates or bonbons are magical because they can be almost any colour AND flavour! You can have just chocolate or pair with cookies for even more versatility. Have a look at our chocolate gallery to see more colour options