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Our Final Favs – 2019 Wedding Trends

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Over the course of the last few posts we have been highlighting some of our most favorite 2019 wedding trends. We have covered wedding gowns, lighting, entertainment, and more. If you missed these posts then scroll down to the bottom of the page. You’ll find a few links to go back and check them out. Today we will be listing our final 2019 wedding trend favorites. If you’re looking for the best wedding caterers Raleigh NC has to offer for a 2019 reception, be sure to call Catering by Design. You’ll love our food, service, and free menu tastings.

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2019 Wedding Trends – Our Final Favorites

Bringing the Indoors Outside

Outdoor weddings are big in NC thanks to our great weather (when its not raining). That’s why a big 2019 decor trend will be focused on bringing the indoors outside by making outside spaces feel as comfortable and homey as possible. We’re talking about lounging furniture, farm tables, and more.

Colorful Sendoffs

Sendoffs for the bride and groom are typically reserved for birdseed, rice, and sometimes sparklers. 2019 is all about the colorful sendoff. Wow-worthy confetti and colorful smoke bombs are at the top of the list.

Statement Cakes

Naked cakes are on the way out. The big trend for 2019 are statement cakes. These wedding cakes look like they belong in a museum. Metallic touches, personalized monograms and regal piping will be trending everywhere.

If you missed the other posts in this series, please use these links below to visit back with them for more awesome and inspiring 2019 wedding trends.

Be sure to come back each week and visit with our blog for more great topics. We talk about recipes, cooking tips, weddings, and lots more. If you have a wedding reception or food event coming up, keep reading to learn more about why Catering By Design is the top choice for Triangle residents.

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More Hot 2019 Wedding Trends

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Welcome back to our series on our favorite wedding trends for 2019! In our last post we talked about velvety fabric, bridal hats, and wedding gowns. Be sure to use the link above to go back and take a look. Today’s piece will be featuring some more of our favorite 2019 wedding trends. Do you need a reliable Raleigh catering company for a 2019 wedding? Catering by Design is the area’s top choice for great food, fun, and affordable prices. Call our team of pros today to learn more about how we can help you save time and money.

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More 2019 Wedding Trends We Think You’ll Love

Palm Readers and Tarot Cards

Providing a source of fun entertainment at your wedding reception can be hard to figure out at times. Hiring a tarot card or palm reader for your reception is a 2019 trend that we really love. It will provide a unique and cool experience that your guests will never forget. This is a great idea to really take your wedding to the next level.

Caricature Artists

Sticking with the entertainment trends that we think could be popular in 2019 is hiring caricature artists. This is another creative way to make your wedding reception stand out. Depending on how many guests you’ll have attending you might want to hire more than one artists to ensure everyone gets their own drawing.

Dramatic Lighting

Make a statement at your wedding in 2019 with dramatic lighting. We’re talking about going beyond the traditional lighting options such as twinkle lights and string bulbs. In 2019 expect to see neon installations, basket lanterns, and subtle colored taper candles.

Head on over to part three of this series to see what 2019 wedding trends made it into our final favs!

Best 2019 Raleigh Catering for Wedding Receptions

All Raleigh catering companies are not the same. So, if you have a wedding reception planned in 2019, make the right choice by calling the professionals at Catering by Design. We have the best menus for events of any size, large or small, formal or informal. From weddings, renewals, and anniversary parties, to corporate events, awards banquets, tailgates, birthdays and more, Catering by Design can make sure your food and fun are on point. Don’t need full service catering? Be sure to ask us about our delivery options. This is a great way to provide excellent food to your guests when you have limited budget.

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2019 Wedding Trends Brides Should Know About

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The thing about wedding trends is that they evolve over time. Wedding decorations, floral arrangements, entertainment, fashion, and food selections are constantly changing. Some of these trends even see drastic changes year after year. So what are the big trends that we’re looking forward to seeing in 2019? Over the next few posts we will be highlighting several of our favorites. Take a look below and tell us what you think. Searching for the best wedding catering companies Raleigh NC has to offer? Call Catering by Design to speak to a member of our professional team. We offer big savings, great customer service, and some of the best food in the Triangle.

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2019 Wedding Trends

Bridal Hats

Not all brides want to wear a veil. This is not a big deal for 2019. A big trend that we’re excited to see is brides wearing hats! Yes, you heard us right … hats. For spring and fall look for fedoras and panama hats. During the summer months you might see straw hats. For the winter season we think wool or felt hats will be a great looking accessory to round out your bridal ensemble.

Velvet

Velvet will be making a big statement in 2019. Most think velvet is a winter or cold weather only fabric. However, with the right touches you can use velvet during any season. Suits and bridesmaids dresses will make for a major velvet statement. You can also add velvet to subtle details like shoes or even ribbon attached to your bouquet.

Simple and Classic Wedding Gowns

Classic designs and simple styles will be at forefront for bridal gowns this year. The return of this trend is thanks to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding last year. Finding the right silhouette to fit your shape and tailoring is the key to pulling this look off in style.

Be sure to join us for the next post of this series to learn more about the biggest 2019 wedding trends.

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If you are looking for reliable wedding catering companies in Raleigh NC for your 2019 reception, please call Catering by Design today. Our team of highly trained professionals is ready to take your call to schedule your service today. We are an award winning catering company that can handle events of any size.

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More Wedding Trend Mistakes to Avoid in 2019

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Believe it or not, there are some timeless and classic wedding trends. Using the wrong trends when planning your wedding can really date your big day when you take a look back in a few years. In our last post, we spoke about not using geometric ceremony backdrops, champagne towers, bad hashtags, bridesmaid dress colors, and more. Take a look at these wedding trends to avoid by clicking here. Below we’ll round out the series with a few more bad wedding trends to steer clear of in 2019. Do you need the best Raleigh NC wedding catering for a 2019 ceremony? Catering by Design can help you save time and money. Our clients love our fresh flavors, great customer service, and incredible catering packages. Don’t need full service? Ask us about our wedding catering delivery options.

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2019 Wedding Trends to Avoid

Naked Cakes

Naked cakes became really trendy with rustic wedding themes. We’re seeing them everywhere now. Naked cakes are too casual for elegant weddings. They just look unfinished, which, in a sense, they are supposed to be. Naked cakes also lack extra frosting causing the cake to prematurely dry out as well.

Oversized or Overcrowded Bridal Bouquets

Oversized bridal bouquets can look sloppy and be too big to hold and still look elegant. Smaller overcrowded bouquets look jam-packed and too compact. For a more elegant look, choose a loose and natural style with movement or a simple and refined arrangement.

Everything Overly Monogrammed

Using a monogram is classy and elegant. Overusing a monogram looks too repetitive. Avoid putting your monogram everywhere and on everything. Use your monogram sparingly, like on your wedding invites and cocktail napkins. Don’t make it the focal point of your decor and design elements.

Family Style Reception Meal

Having a family style meal for your rehearsal dinner is great. However, it can create problems for your reception meal. Large platters of food will overly crowd the table. This leaves very little room for your centerpieces. Furthermore, your wedding guests will be all dressed up in their fancy clothes. Don’t make them lift and pass food platters around the table to avoid a spill or accident.

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We have wedding menus that can be fully customized. We have the best prices and customer service in the area. Brides and grooms should give us a call today to schedule their very own free menu tasting.

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The Biggest Wedding Trend Mistakes to Avoid in 2019

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Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times for brides-to-be. You want your wedding to have a timeless, contemporary, and fun feel. Accomplishing this isn’t an easy task. The trick is avoiding certain wedding trend mistakes. In this short series we’ll break down what we think you should avoid to ensure you’ll love looking back at your wedding day forever. For the best wedding catering Raleigh NC has to offer in 2019, contact the pros at Catering by Design. Our clients love our unbeatable customer service, incredible flavors, and affordable wedding catering options.

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Geometric Backdrops for the Ceremony

Geometric shapes for wedding ceremony backdrops have been very popular recently. However, this is one trend that will not last long. Avoid going this route and choose a more timeless backdrop so you’re not dating your wedding day.

Champagne Towers

Sure, champagne towers look great in photos. But one slight bump and that awesome tower will come crashing down like a bubbly avalanche.

Bad Social Media Hashtags

In today’s tech savvy world weddings get shared and posted on many different social media platforms by the newlyweds, their family and friends, and vendors as well. Everyone wants to have a cute hashtag to represent their big day. That being said, some hashtags can invoke a big eye-roll. Don’t overreach for a campy pun and keep it classic instead.

Wall of Doughnuts

Doughnuts are the new cupcakes for wedding receptions. The doughnut wall became really popular a few years ago. We feel this trend is on the way out. Doughnuts are still cool to serve on your dessert table just don’t hang them from a wall. Otherwise, you’ll really date your wedding in the future.

White Bridesmaid Dresses

The only time this is acceptable is when the bride wears a non-traditional color wedding gown. If the bride is wearing all white then the bridesmaids should not. The bride’s gown needs to be the focus of the attention instead of just blending in with the crowd.

Be sure to head on over to part two of this series by clicking here. We’ll cover more wedding trend mistakes you should avoid at all costs in 2019.

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We have wedding menus that can be fully customized. We have the best prices and customer service in the area. Bride and grooms should give us a call today to schedule a free menu tasting.

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More Awesome 2019 Wedding Food Trends

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We all know how important the food served at your wedding reception is. Furthermore, food and reception trends tend to change every year or two. That’s why we’re here to help you out. In our last post on 2019 wedding food trends we talked about food presentation, seating arrangements, and customized menus. Below you’ll find a few more trendy wedding food ideas for this year. Do you need affordable wedding catering in Raleigh NC in 2019? Make Catering by Design your first call. Our professional team is ready to speak with you and answer any questions you might have. Be sure to ask about our delivery options as well. Call now to learn more.

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Pizza Bars

Who doesn’t love pizza? Not anyone that I know! Adults and kids alike typically love pizza so naturally pizza bars are becoming more and more trendy. You can even serve lots of different types of pizza for everyone’s needs, including guests that are gluten-free or vegetarians. You can even have custom made to-go pizza boxes for your guests to take a few slices home.

Going Back to Your Roots

Serving food favorites from your hometown, home country, or regional delicacies will be trendy in 2019. This is a great way to honor your past with custom menu options.

Grab and Go Desserts

Everyone loves desserts. However, not everyone will want to eat dessert at your wedding reception. Having a grab and go station of small dessert boxes is not only trendy, it serves multiple purposes. The guests that want to eat dessert will be taken care of and the ones who do not will get to take these home as gifts from your wedding for later.

Be sure to keep checking back with our blog on a frequent basis for more wedding trends, great recipes, and kitchen tips. If you need great food and even better prices for your next event, please continue reading to see how Catering by Design can save you time and money.

The Best Wedding Catering in Raleigh NC for 2019

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We’re an award winning wedding caterer, and have been serving brides and their families for decades. If you do not need full catering, ask us about our delivery services. When only the best will do, call Catering by Design to find out why we’re the top choice for Raleigh wedding catering services.

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More Great Games for Your Wedding Reception

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Welcome back to our series on fun wedding games to have at your wedding reception. In our last post on fun reception games, we talked about corn hole and scavenger hunts. Be sure to go back and check it out when you get a chance. Below you will find even more great game ideas that will make any reception fun and exciting. Do you need affordable wedding catering in Raleigh, NC or the surrounding area? Make Catering by Design your top choice. Our professional team is ready to speak with you and answer any questions you might have about our catering packages. We also offer delivery options as well. Call today to learn more.

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More Fun Games to Play at Your Wedding Reception

Karaoke

While karaoke is not technically a game, it still takes care of two big needs. That’s wedding entertainment and music! If you set up a karaoke station we guarantee that it will be a huge hit for both kids and adults. Karaoke is a lot of fun, especially after your guests have a few drinks in them. Kids will love it too as they’ll get to perform in front of the crowd. And how cute would it be to have a group of kids singing at your wedding?

Horseshoes

Horseshoes is a classic game! It’s easy to play for kids and adults. The game can be played in teams of two or guests can play in head-to-head competition. Horseshoes is also a great game idea for rustic or barn themed weddings.

Badminton

Badminton is a really fun outdoor lawn game that will make your wedding reception very memorable. There is not a lot of equipment involved and the game is also very easy to set up. You can have individual players (singles), teams of two (doubles), and even teams of four.

If you’re getting married in 2018 or 2019 and still need to find a great wedding catering company to work with, keep reading to see how Catering by Design can help you save time and lots of money.

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Catering by Design is the top choice when it comes to wedding catering in Raleigh. We have affordable menus that can be customized to meet any of your needs. Please click here to check out our Raleigh wedding packages. Brides, call us today and ask about our free tastings.

We’re an award winning wedding caterer, and have been serving brides and their families for decades. If you do not need full catering, ask us about our delivery services. When only the best will do, call Catering by Design to find out why we’re the top choice for Raleigh wedding catering services.

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More Questions to Ask a Wedding Caterer Before Hiring

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If you’re in the process of hiring a wedding caterer for your upcoming wedding and reception know that Catering by Design is here to help you make the best decision possible for your needs. There are certain things that you should know before signing a contract with any wedding vendor, especially a catering company. In our last post and below, you’ll find a list of questions that you should definitely ask all catering companies you’re interested in working with. Are you in need of an affordable wedding caterer in Raleigh NC or the surrounding area? Catering by Design is the number one choice for great tasting food, a great experience, and affordable pricing. Call us now to learn more!
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Ask These Questions Before Hiring a Wedding Catering Company


Are your foods fresh, frozen, or locally grown?
Can you create a menu based around a theme?
How many servers will be provided for my reception?
What will your servers wear?
Can you provide the beverages and alcohol?
Do you have a liquor license?
How does your company charge for alcohol?
What brands of alcohol do you serve?
How many bartenders and bar stations can you provide?
Can you provide tables, chairs, napkins, plates, glasses, and silverware?
How much is the gratuity percentage?
What is the required amount for deposit?
What type of payment does your company take – cash, check, credit card?
Do you offer payment plans?
What is your cancellation policy?
Has your team worked my venue in the past?
How long in advance will you need the final food choices and head count?

We hope these questions will help you make the best choice when choosing your preferred wedding caterer. Don’t forget to go back and check out our last post for more helpful information. To make your decision easier, keep reading to see how Catering by Design can help you!

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Catering by Design is Raleigh’s top choice when it comes to catering weddings in the Triangle. We offer affordable menus and packages that can be customized to meet any type of dietary needs. Please click here to check out our Raleigh wedding packages. Brides, call us today and ask about our free tastings.

We’re an award winning wedding caterer, and have been serving the families of North Carolina for decades. Be sure to ask us about our delivery options if you do not need full catering service. When only the best will do, call Catering by Design to find out why we’re at the top of the list for couples needing an affordable wedding caterer in Raleigh NC.

 

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The Top Questions to Ask Your Raleigh Wedding Caterer

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Choosing the right wedding caterer can seem like a daunting task. Depending on where you live there can hundreds of different companies to research. Once you narrow down your list you are probably going to still feel a little unsure about which company you should hire. Below you’ll find some of the most important questions you’ll need to ask your wedding caterer to ensure you make the best choice for your needs. If you’re looking for an affordable Raleigh wedding caterer, contact Catering by Design. We offer brides and grooms free menu tastings. Call today to learn more and to get scheduled.

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Great Questions to Ask Catering Companies You’re Interested in

Are you available on my wedding date?
Does your catering company have a license?
Does your catering company have a food service business permit?
Does your catering company have insurance coverage?
Can your catering company provide references?
How long has your company been in business?
Do you offer free menu tastings or is there a cost?
How many guests can you feed?
How many weddings do you cater each year?
Is there a cost for setup and take down?
How much time does your team need to setup and take down?
Where does your catering team make the food?
What are the different options for serving appetizers and the meal? Do you offer buffet, family style, and/or individual plates?
Do you also provide the wedding cake?
Do you help cut or serve the wedding cake?
Is there a cake-cutting fee?
Can any leftover food from the wedding reception be packaged in take-home boxes or donated?
Can your company accommodate special requests like kosher, gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, and childrens’ meals?

We’re not going to stop here. Head on over to part two of this series for even more great questions you should ask before hiring a wedding catering company.

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Catering by Design is Raleigh’s top choice when it comes to catering weddings in the Triangle area. We have the most affordable menus and packages that can be customized to meet any of your dietary needs. Please click here to check out our Raleigh wedding packages. Brides, call us today and ask about our free tastings.

We’re an award winning wedding caterer, and have been serving the families of North Carolina for decades. Be sure to ask us about our delivery options if you do not need full catering service. When only the best will do, call Catering by Design to find out why we’re at the top of the list when you’re searching for a top Raleigh wedding caterer.

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More Wedding Gifts to Avoid Registering for

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Welcome back to our series on the worst wedding gifts you can put on your registry. Our last post talked about why you should avoid home decor, sandwich presses, and more. Today we will be touching on more of our least favorite and useful wedding gifts that you shouldn’t register for. Are you searching for affordable wedding caterers in Raleigh? Catering by Design is number one for fresh flavors, fun times, and affordable pricing. Call us today to learn more!

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When it comes to planning out your wedding gift registry, put some time and thought into the process. This is an opportunity to fill your home with lots of useful items that you’ll utilize on an almost daily basis. Avoid listing things that you’ll rarely use, that you just don’t need, and ones that you can’t store easily.

Don’t Put These Gifts on Your Registry

Fine China

Do you have plenty of space to store an entire set of fine china? Are you going to be using this expensive tableware often? Can you afford to complete the set if you do not receive all of the pieces? If you answered yes to all of the questions then you’re good. If you said no to the majority, think about skipping this one.

Lots of Fancy Serving Pieces

This one is aimed at those couples that will not be entertaining very often. If you’re not going to be planning or hosting lots of dinner parties, social gatherings, or holiday events, then leave many of the really fancy serving pieces off of your wedding gift registry.

Single-use Kitchen Items

Yes, we all love kitchen gadgets. There are some really cool ones out there. When it comes to your wedding gift registry forget these devices that can only be used for one purpose. Items like cake pop makers, quesadilla makers, strawberry slicers, rice cookers, etc., are all things that are really not needed in your kitchen.

Affordable Wedding Caterers in Raleigh

Catering by Design is Raleigh’s top choice when it comes to catering weddings in the Triangle. We offer affordable menus and packages that can be customized to meet any type of dietary needs. Please click here to check out our Raleigh wedding packages. Brides, call us today and ask about our free tastings.

We’re an award winning wedding caterer, and have been serving the families of North Carolina for decades. Be sure to ask us about our delivery options if you do not need full catering service. When only the best will do, call Catering by Design to find out why we’re at the top of the list for wedding caterers in Raleigh.

 

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