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Planning Wedding Reception At Home Carol Godsmark

Planning Wedding Reception At Home By Carol Godsmark

Planning Wedding Reception At Home by Carol Godsmark


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Summary

A handbook to hosting a wedding reception from home - from planning and budgeting to making choices and finding what you and others want. This book shows you pitfalls to avoid - invaluable when you are holding a one-off event which needs to be a success first time around.

Planning Wedding Reception At Home Summary

Planning Wedding Reception At Home by Carol Godsmark

If you're planning to hold your wedding reception at home,in your village hall or even in a local barn there's a lotmore to think about than if you go the hotel route.You'll need to source and book the marquee and contact hire companies for tables and chairs, crockery and cutlery, table linen, loos, refrigeration, bar facilities, a generator - and more.The good news is that a wedding reception at home can be much more intimate and personal and you are able to be more flexible in terms of timing. You are also better able to control the cost - and with the average wedding totting up at around GBP17,000 in today's market, that's an important consideration. With this book you'll be able to event manage the day yourself so that all the details are covered and everything runs smoothly with the minimum of stress.


Alongside all the more general advice and tips you'll find information on:

* Preparing a budget and getting quotations for the marquee or village hall.
* Choosing the menu, including a selection of sample menus.
* If you're cooking yourself, how to prepare and shop for the chosen menus.
* Buying alcohol, planning the bar and finding staff to man it.
* How to hire equipment and gauge quantities of plates, cutlery, serving dishes,and tablecloths.
* How to find good staff and instruct them on their duties.
* Organising the music and ensuring sufficient electrical power.
* Planning the big tidy up afterwards!

Planning Wedding Reception At Home Reviews

'Full of all the knowledge you need to create the ulimate celebration with the personal touch.' Leicestershire & Rutland Life 'Budget-conscious brides should pick up a copy.' You & Your Wedding 'By exploring all the options available to you, Godsmark opens up a whole host of previously unimaginable ways to save money.' www.hitched.co.uk 'A really useful well laid out book with loads of information included.' Cake Craft & Decoration.

About Carol Godsmark

In her role as professional caterer Carol Godsmark has event managed and catered for many home-based wedding receptions. She is also a journalist, food writer, author, restaurant critic and consultant, and editor of Savour, The Guild of Food Writers' publication. Born in Canada, she discovered food culture when moving to Europe aged 8.She now lives in West Sussex.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Planning your wedding; 2. Planning your budget; 3. Compiling the guess list; 4. Setting the stage: choosing, equipping and decorating your venue; 5. Planning the entertainment for your wedding; 6. Planning the menu; 7. Doing your own catering; 8. Planning the drinks; 9. Finding and managing your staff; 10. After the party; Index.

Additional information

GOR003119708
9781845282950
1845282957
Planning Wedding Reception At Home by Carol Godsmark
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
20081024
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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