Elegant, Sophisticated Weddings and Outdoor Weddings are 2011 Trends
January is the month that many engaged couples call to talk about their ideal wedding reception and find out what choices their budgets will allow. It’s an exciting time for us because it’s a very happy time. We love hearing what our couples are imagining and letting them know about the flexibility we offer and the choices they have.
Since January is wedding planning month, we thought we’d give you a quick report on what January 2011 trends are getting posted on the Internet.
Compare these two different January 2011 reports on 2011 Wedding Trends. (We added the links to show examples of each of the trends.)
What did these two reports have in common?
The trends they agreed upon were bright or bold colors, outdoor weddings, textures, elegance and personalization.
Choosing a wedding venue in the greater Raleigh area? You’ll have a lot of choices.
If this is your first time, finding a list of venues to start with can be helpful. We’ve listed most of the venues where we cater on our Raleigh Event Venues List.
Comparing venues is more art than science. Many venues have more than one room of different sizes (and different rates). Some have member and non-member rates. Some have a 6 hour minimum. Others are a flat rate with no hours specified. So be sure to compare apples with apples.
We’re Catering by Design and we would love to cater your event. Catering by Design is one of the top caterers in the Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We cater events throughout the greater Raleigh area, and even into Hillsborough, Fuquay Varina, Rocky Mount, New Hill and Southern Pines.
Call us at (919) 481-2366. Find out how we can help you have the best time and happiest guests at your next event. To see a list of all the many dozens of venues where we cater throughout central North Carolina, visit our Raleigh Event Venues List.
For Raleigh’s Catering-by-Design, January is definitely the biggest month for wedding planning. Couples newly engaged after the holidays make appointments to discuss their receptions. While we’re talking about food, we go over everything!
January 2011 has been very busy! Lots of appointments with couples and lots of tastings. Every year it’s a big year for planning weddings, but this year more than usual.
Any ideas why that may be? Is it that the economy is picking up? Or the excitement of the Royal Wedding this year?
As a full service caterer, we literally can prepare just about anything you want, from the fun, to the most elegant. One of our couples wanted Tomato Ketchup at the head table! Another couple wanted some foods from the old country, so they sent the bride-to-be’s mother into the kitchen with us to teach us how to make it just right!
How soon after getting engaged do couples begin planning their weddings? Very soon usually. Local venues get booked up quickly, some as much as a year and a half in advance.
Catering Chef and owner of Catering by Design, Greg Lewis, confirms this, “In January we get many calls from newly engaged couples. We invite them in for our free consultation and discuss wedding planning with them. We have been doing this for so many years now, we can actually help them plan the whole event.” Of course Catering by Design doesn’t do wedding dresses or tuxedos, but we do coordinate flowers, music, decorations, cakes, venues and guest gifts.
Holiday Proposals lead to Wedding Planning which leads to your One-Stop Catering Service in the Raleigh area, Catering by Design.
The holiday season is here! You’re looking for holiday menus for work or your friends or your business networking group.
Let us help you figure out what your best deal is. We start with what you’re looking for and your budget, and we work with you to get what you want for the price you’re looking for. There’s lots of choices we can work with, to make it more elegant, or more affordable, or both, elegant and affordable.
And if you’d like to order our special holiday luncheon menu for your event, here’s the menu right here! You just can’t beat the price either.
Choice of Salad: (Pick One)
Baby Green Salad with Fresh Strawberries
Feta Cheese and Citrus Vinaigrette
Seasonal Green Salad with Dried Cranberries
Walnuts and Raspberry Vinaigrette
Choice of Entrée: (Pick One)
Slow Roasted Turkey with Homemade Gravy
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Portobellos, Sundried Tomatoes
Vermont White Cheddar
Virginia Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze
Sides: (Pick Two)
Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans Almandine
Sauté Vegetable Medley, Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Chilled Cranberry Sauce
Choice of Dessert: (Pick One)
Apple Pie, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cake, Cheesecake
Pecan Pie, Assorted Miniature Desserts
Choice of Beverage: (Pick One)
Sparkling Cranberry Punch
Sweetened and Unsweetened Tea
$12.95 Per Person
(For an additional $35 fee we will provide buffet linens, holiday decor and chafing dishes.)
Call today!! (919) 481-2366
Let us make your holiday luncheon a great success!!
Your holiday lunch will include disposable plates, flatware, napkins and cups.
You’re looking for menus to choose from for your next event in Raleigh.
You’re planning a party, a reception, a celebration, or a luncheon. You know you’ll enjoy your event so much more if you have a capable experienced and quality caterer take care of it all for you, so you can focus on your guests.
Catering-by-Design can offer you whatever you’re looking for for catering in Raleigh. Breakfast, lunch, reception hors d’oevres, dinner and desserts. Budget menus, home-cooking, international fare, or out-and-out amazingly elegant and unforgettable food.
For those of you searching for “Caterers Raleigh” we are excited to tell you that we now have 28, count them 28 buffet menus for you to choose from.
And, we’re updating our Wedding Menus and our Social Menus to give you the kinds of choices we know you’re looking for.
It’s going to take a little time to get the new menus up, but here’s the good news. If you want to find out what we’re offering, just give us a call. There’s two great things about working with us – we can do anything you ask for, and we work within your budget.
Call Catering-by-Design at (919) 481-2366 for all your Raleigh Catering needs!
A Fundraiser Wine-Tasting Dinner for CISNA a Boy’s Orphanage in El Salvador
On Sunday November 21, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we are hosting a fine wine five course dinner as a fundraiser to help CISNA a boys orphanage in El Salvador. We are looking to raise several thousand dollars to help these boys.
We’ll start with hors d’oeuvre at 5 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6 p.m.