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Planning a North Carolina Wedding During a Pandemic

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The wedding industry in North Carolina is a billion-dollar one. Thanks to COVID-19, it has been flipped upside down. The pandemic has left brides, grooms, their families and friends, vendors of all sorts, and venues all guessing and wondering “what happens next?” Many soon-to-be newlyweds have been left with just three choices – cancel, reschedule, or get married. So how are you supposed to move forward? We’re planning a large series that we hope will help you make all the right decisions that will be safe and fun for your big day whether it’s later in 2020 or in 2021! Need a reliable Raleigh wedding catering service? Look no further than Catering by Design. We’re following all the safety guidelines and look forward to serving your family and friends.

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Current Status

For North Carolinians, we have yet to move into Phase 3. Phase 2 will stay in effect until at least September 11th. Under Phase 2, there is no limit on gathering size for weddings. However, the max gathering cap does apply to pre-wedding activities and receptions. So receptions are still going to have to remain adequately sized.

August and September Weddings

You’ve probably already made your decisions on whether to move forward or to reschedule the wedding. If you live in a highly-populated area or outbreak spot, please consider postponing for the safety of yourselves, guests, and vendors.

If you’re moving forward then consider holding everything outdoors. You’ll also need to maintain social distancing, handwashing, disinfecting, and wearing face masks when possible. Please consider reducing guest lists to only close family and loved ones. You can also pivot to a microwedding and reschedule your reception later.

Fall Weddings

You only have a few weeks to make up your mind if you have not already done so. With lots of unknowns still up in the air regarding Phase 3 or NC’s reopening, you will have to do what is right for you. If you’re planning on rescheduling then you need to act fast to reserve your backup dates. Make sure contracts have some kind of COVID disclaimer to move deposits to new dates with a possibility of a third move. If you are postponing be sure to get your change-the-dates out quickly.

Since North Carolina has a fairly mild fall season, converting to outdoor events will be a great option if you’re moving forward with your ceremony instead of postponing. If your indoor venue can erect an outdoor tent, that’s a great option as well. The goal is to keep as many people outside as possible to slow any germs from spreading. You will still need to social distance yourselves, wear protective masks when you can, disinfect frequently, and provide handwashing stations.

Regardless of which direction you choose, please be aware that the pandemic situation is evolving and could change drastically in the weeks or months ahead. Try to make sure all of the vendors you are working with are flexible with rescheduling or postponing with COVID-specific language in the contracts.

Winter Weddings

Most experts are agreeing that postponing winter weddings or moving locations to warmer climates, where activities can be held outdoors, are the best choices for vigilant couples. Even though we do have what is considered to be mild winters in North Carolina, holding an outdoor ceremony can be really tricky getting the weather to cooperate. Even if you were to move your ceremony further south, most of the wedding destinations are now close to COVID hotspots. However, things could change for the better, or worse, in the coming months.

If you must move forward with your nuptials, try working with your venue to see if an outdoor tent can be erected. These can be easily heated and most are designed to provide better natural ventilation. If a tent cannot be provided, see what can be done about indoors social distancing measures, infection control, handwashing stations, etc.

If travel is deemed safe again, a destination wedding might also be a good idea for your needs. For this to happen quickly you’ll need to work with a very experienced professional who is focused on safety and sanitation as well as destination wedding planning.

Whichever road you choose, please keep reassuring yourself that you will eventually get married. Your wedding day might not happen the way you want it to, but at least you’ll have a great story to tell when you’re older.

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All Raleigh catering companies are not the same. This is especially true if you’re looking for a vendor that specializes in affordable pricing, great customer service, and fantastic flavors. Catering by Design is an award-winning Raleigh wedding catering company that is ready to help you with all of your needs. We’re practicing all of CDC safety guidelines for catering during COVID-19 to ensure that you and your guests are well taken care of.

We’ve got affordable menus to fit any budget. You can also customize your catering menu with any family recipes or dietary restrictions. Brides will love our free menu tastings, something our competitors charge for. Please give us a call soon if you have any questions or would like to discuss our catering packages or delivery services.

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More Hot 2020 Wedding Trends

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Getting married later this year? Curious to know what wedding trends will be hot and which ones are on the way out? Welcome back to our series on the biggest and best 2020 wedding trends. In our last post, we covered high-fashion photo booths, the best sustainable practices, bright and bold colors, and lots more. Today we will be continuing with other awesome trends that we think will be a big hit this year. Need affordable Raleigh NC wedding catering for a 2020 ceremony? Let the pros at Catering by Design help you save lots of time and money. Our clients love our fresh flavors, great customer service, and affordable catering packages. Don’t need full service? Be sure to ask about our wedding catering delivery options. We’re here to help.

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More Incredible Wedding Trends for the 2020 Season

Micro Weddings

Sometimes bigger isn’t always better. Enter the micro wedding. Micro weddings are based on having a smaller and more exclusive guest list so you can offer more bang for your buck. With a smaller guest list, your budget-per-guest goes way up. You’ll be able to have more room for elaborate touches, a better menu, or your favorite band. Micro weddings are also great for introverts who prefer smaller groups.

Going With Green Vibes

Greenery will still be a big hit for the spring and summer 2020 wedding season. Lush greens on tables, chairs, walls, and more will add depth to your overall look with other floral and color elements. Myrtle, ivy, lemon leaf, leather and tree ferns, silver dollar eucalyptus, honey bracelet, and even most herbs can be used to spruce up your green elements.

Mysterious Mysticism

Forget the standard photo booth for extra entertainment at your 2020 wedding reception and delve into the mysterious. Tarot cards, palm reading, healing crystals, psychic readings, and Reiki sessions could all be fun ideas for a magical wedding reception. Your guests will be able to explore their destiny, learn about their past, maybe even find out what will happen to them in the future.

Other fun ideas would be to hire a handwriting analyst or personality reader. A handwriting analyst can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their handwriting from a small sample. Personality readers can figure out your likes and dislikes, your thoughts and feelings, talents, strengths, and more that are trapped in your subconscious mind after a brief interaction.

Specialty Liquor Bar

The specialty cocktail might be on its way out to make room for the specialty liquor bar. If you’re a whiskey fan, a bourbon lover, a tequila king, a rum runner, or love a different type of liquor, then you might want to think about the specialty bar. You can even do a half-liquor and half-wine bar to satisfy both the bride and groom if need be.

A specialty bar will allow you to treat your guests to your favorite spirit in droves. You can even have monogrammed napkins, specialty drink-ware, and a garnish DIY garnish bar.

Self-Serve Adult Refreshments

We’re not talking about coolers full of cold beers. This idea is focused on working taps. You have a small tricked out bar with your own specialty pour-over cocktails, working taps of beer, and even a champagne dispenser.

Our next wedding trend installment is right around the corner. We hope you’ll come back soon to learn more about what’s going to be popular in 2020. In the next few weeks, we will be covering everything from wedding gown trends to flowers, and more. If you have an event coming up this summer or fall, please call Catering by Design today. Keep reading to learn how we can save you time and money with impeccable customer service and unbelievable prices.

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Biggest Wedding Trends for 2020

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The 2020 spring wedding season is right around the corner. We’re so excited to see all the beautiful decor, gowns, and other elements that this new year has in store for us. We are also looking forward to all the new trends and seeing which ones are making their way out. Knowing the trends helps us provide a higher level of service to our wedding catering customers. Over the course of the next several posts, we’ll be taking a closer look at many of the different wedding trends for 2020. Are you looking for affordable Raleigh wedding catering, business catering, or event catering this spring? Call the experts at Catering by Design today. We have the best menu and package options for Triangle weddings, corporate meetings, banquets, social events, birthday parties, and lots more.

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Popular 2020 Wedding Trends

Sustainable Practices

One of the biggest trends we’re going to see this year are couples who are more conscious about the environment. More and more couples will be focused on reducing the size of the carbon footprint their event will leave.

Scaling down event needs, reducing food waste, recycling, upcycling, and more will be very popular, as it should be. Wedding planners, designers, catering companies, florists, along with brides and grooms will all be seeking to shift to a more sustainable approach.

Lots of Bold Color

Nothing lights up a wedding like bold uses of color. Bright popping colors, new palettes, and statement hues like we’ve never seen before will be showing up at weddings everywhere. And not only are these new color elements going to be popular but going full-in on your favorite color will also be big.

If you have a favorite color that you want to highlight, go for it! A great way to pop in your favorite colors in unexpected places is by using them for your glassware, table settings, chairs, and napkins.

High-Fashion Photo booths

Obviously, photo booths have long been very popular at weddings. We have definitely seen our fair share over the years. Nonetheless, we’re pretty excited to see our first high-fashion and stylistic photo booth. These will be less quirky and cute and more like an artful high-style portrait session.

Contrary to a traditional photo booth, this type of experience is a bit more elevated and therefore a bit more expensive. You’ll need to figure out the details with your photographer and planner to make it work for the reception. On the downside, your guests will not be able to get an instant printout. On the other hand, your guests will get a nice edited portrait in their inbox for future printing.

Must Have Video

Wedding videos have come a long way over the decades. In years past it was totally acceptable to skip on paying the extra money for one. In 2020 video is a must-have. There are so many talented videographers using lots of new and exciting technology that was once only affordable to major production companies. Some wedding videos we’ve seen recently even watch like it was produced in Hollywood.

If you’re searching for a videographer for your wedding there are a few things to know. The best ones in their craft understand how to collaborate with wedding planners and photographers seamlessly. They’ll have a good eye for knowing when to use drone footage, how to edit your video with music and style that matches your personalities, and produce a consistent and cohesive story for you to enjoy for the rest of your lives.

If you’ve already hired a wedding photographer then you can ask to see if they can provide the service or if they have a recommendation. Before you make a choice be sure to ask to see a portfolio with sample reels to ensure the vendor matches your style needs.

Be sure to come back real soon for the second part of this series where we’ll take a look at even more 2020 wedding trends.

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All Raleigh catering companies are not the same. This is especially true if you’re looking for a vendor that specializes in affordable pricing, great customer service, and fantastic flavors this spring. Don’t get all stressed out over doing all the work, let Catering by Design help. We’ve got affordable menus to fit any budget. You can also customize your catering menu with any family recipes or dietary restrictions. Brides will love our free menu tastings, something our competitors charge for. Please give us a call soon if you have any questions or would like to discuss our catering packages or delivery services.

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How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Fun and Enjoyable

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Welcome to our last post on wedding dress shopping. Over the past few weeks we’ve been trying to cover every aspect of wedding dress shopping to help you make the process easier and less stressful. As we wrap up the series we’re going to focus on the things that will ensure you’ll have a fun and enjoyable experience. For the best wedding catering Raleigh NC has to offer this spring and summer, call Catering by Design today. Our customers love our unbeatable service, incredible flavors, and affordable wedding catering packages.

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Tips for Making Wedding Dress Shopping More Fun

Book Appointments

Before you head out to the bridal boutiques you should call and make an appointment. This will make your trip much more enjoyable during peak wedding season times. An appointment will save you lots of time and stress because you won’t have to wait around for hours on end to get help. Once you’ve got your appointment set let your friends and family members know to get a headcount on how many will be joining you.

Take Friends and Family with You

Wedding dress shopping is no fun when you go by yourself. Be sure to invite a few close friends and family members along with you. Avoid inviting a large crowd. The bridal shops frown upon bringing a big crew. Keep your invites to five or less. Bring only the people with you that you trust, will lift you up, give you an honest opinion, and are drama free.

Take Lots of Pictures

You’re the star of the show so make an effort to take lots of pictures. This will allow you to model each dress and be able to look back after your appointment to see how the dresses look on your figure. You’re going to be looking at lots of dresses and what you remember will start to run together. Pictures are a great way to sort out which dresses you like best and which ones you can rule out.

Get Pampered

Pamper yourself before your appointment time. You can go alone or make a day of it with your friends and family. Get your makeup done, have a massage, get your nails done, etc. This can help you unwind, relax, and feel super confident about your dress fitting.

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Big Mistakes You Should Avoid When Shopping for Your Wedding Gown

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Choosing the perfect wedding gown is one of the most important elements for brides when planning their special day. And as we’ve talked about in recent past posts, the shopping process is not always fun and elegant. In fact, wedding dress shopping can be stressful and overwhelming for many women. However, it really doesn’t have to be that way. As long as you follow our tips and avoid these mistakes, your experience should be smooth and delightful. Do you need affordable Raleigh NC wedding catering for a ceremony in 2019 or 2020? Let the pros at Catering by Design help you save time and money. Our clients love our fresh flavors, great customer service, and affordable catering packages. Don’t need full service? Be sure to ask about our wedding catering delivery options. We’re here to help.

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Shopping Too Soon or Too Late

You don’t want to wait too long or start too soon when buying your wedding gown. Your timeline and options for shopping also depend on how long your engagement will last. On average, you should start shopping about nine months before your wedding day. However, if you’re having a short engagement then you need to make your wedding dress one of your top priorities. If you procrastinate you might have to pay extra fees for rush jobs or not have enough time for extra fittings and alterations.

We covered the reasons why and laid out a great timeline way back in the first post in this series. You can check it out by clicking here.

Blowing Your Budget

We cannot stress enough how important your budget is. You need to have a good understanding of how much you can spend on your entire outfit, not just your wedding gown. Do not blow your entire budget on your dress alone. Remember, you’ll need to pay for alterations, buy shoes, accessories, and undergarments as well.

Also, don’t waste your time looking at and trying on wedding gowns that are way outside your budget. This will tempt you to overspend if you find a dress you totally can’t live without but really cannot afford. You’ll also waste precious time. It’s best to just avoid any gown that is outside of your budget to save yourself some hard decisions.

Your Entourage Is Too Big

Don’t bring a lot of people with you for your bridal appointment. Keep your crew to small numbers, like five people or less. Remember that everyone has an opinion. Too many opinions will not allow you to focus on the task of finding the right wedding gown. This is why you should only invite the people that you love and trust to give you an honest opinion without being hurtful. Do not invite friends or family that make you feel insecure or people that might get jealous of the attention you’ll be getting.

Giving in to Being Pressured

Please understand that you do not have to buy a wedding gown on your first, second, or even third outing. Do not let anyone pressure you to purchase a gown right away to get the process over with, especially if you do not love it. You’re going to have to sort through lots of opinions, but remember that your opinion of the dress is what matters most. Give yourself plenty of time to make your decision. This will help you avoid buyer’s remorse.

Being Too Closed Minded

Don’t fall into the trap of being too focused on one type of style or trend when gown shopping. Trends come and go so don’t let this be your ultimate deciding factor. If you don’t love what you’re seeing or how the gowns fit, be open minded to suggestions from your consultant. The associates working at the bridal boutique have many years of experience and should have a few great ideas for you to consider.

Motivational Shopping

Some brides buy wedding gowns using a motivational shopping mindset. That means buying a gown that doesn’t fit right now in order to motivate yourself to lose weight. While this can work for some, others find the added pressure just too much to deal with. The consequences of not being able to fit into your gown can be detrimental. It’s best to avoid this way of thinking and buy a wedding gown that you know you’ll be able to wear when the time comes.

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Things You Should Definitely Take When Wedding Dress Shopping

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Shopping for your wedding gown can be a mixed bag of emotions. It’s fun and exciting as well as stressful and intimidating. So how can you make this experience more fun and less scary? The answer is planning and knowing what to always bring with you. Let’s take a closer look below in today’s post. Need affordable wedding catering in Raleigh NC or the surrounding areas? Make the call to Catering by Design today. Our highly trained 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 us ASAP to learn more about our Raleigh NC wedding catering packages.

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An Open Mind

The first thing we think you should always bring with you is an open mind. We know you already have a style and look that you’re going for. However, don’t let that rule your emotions. Be open minded to trying on gowns that your bridal specialist suggests as well. They’ll have the most experience with finding the right styles based on your body type. Also, be honest. If you don’t love the dress let them know. It’s not going to hurt their feelings and will make their job easier.

Hair Ties

Sounds silly, right? Hair ties are very helpful when shopping for a wedding gown. This is especially true if you’re unsure of how exactly you’re going to wear your hair or if you want to see how your hair will look with different gowns.

The Right Undergarments

Your undergarments can make or break how a certain gown fits your body. So be sure to pack a bag with several different types of undergarments that you might want to wear on your wedding day.

Shoe Options

Along with your undergarments, you’ll also want to take a variety of shoes with you. Not only will this help your stylist choose the right hemline, but you’ll get a chance to see how these shoes look and feel underneath your favorite gowns.

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Catering by Design is the top choice when it comes to wedding catering in Raleigh NC. We have affordable menus that can be modified to meet any of your, or your guests’, 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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Real Raleigh Spring Weddings: The Bradford

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The Bradford is a fairly new local wedding venue located right outside of Raleigh’s city limits. Owned and operated by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, the Bradford is nestled on 12 beautiful acres in the pretty little town of New Hill. This gorgeous venue features a glamorous main house with open floor plans and spacious rooms, terrace, ballroom, and gardens. It can even accommodate any bride’s overnight needs as well.

We recently had the honor of catering Devin and Taylor’s spring wedding at the Bradford and wanted to share some of the highlights below. To see all of our pictures from this magical day, please visit our Pinterest gallery. Do you need affordable wedding catering in Raleigh NC this spring, summer, or fall? Make Catering by Design your number one choice. Our professional team is ready to answer any of the questions you might have about our wedding catering packages. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free tasting.

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The long and dramatic entrance leading to the main house is elegant and looks so pretty centered between all the flowering Bradford pear trees.

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The Bradford’s terrace is the perfect outdoor space for a spring wedding reception. Capital Events provided the giant clear tent in case the weather wasn’t cooperating.

Mews Floral Designs also did a fantastic job with these beautiful center pieces.

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There is even space for a full service bar snuggled between the main house and the ballroom area.

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During cocktail hour, the guests enjoyed many hors d’Oeuvres featuring imported and domestic cheeses, fresh fruits, and an assortment of gourmet crackers. We also served grilled Tuscan, pita, and focaccia breads with hummus, olivada, and tomato basil spreads.

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For dinner, everyone was treated to this beautiful spring salad of romaine, fresh strawberries, feta cheese, and candied walnuts finished with our balsamic vinaigrette. Also on the menu was garlic mashed potatoes, a colorful medley of sauteed vegetables, thyme salmon in white wine, and chicken breast stuffed with bacon and Gouda in a pesto cream sauce.

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A huge congratulations to Devin and Taylor! Thank you so much for letting Catering by Design be a part of your magical day. We truly appreciate it! 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.

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Catering by Design is the top choice when it comes to wedding catering in Raleigh NC. We have affordable menus that can be modified to meet any of your guests’ 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 Important Things to Know Before Wedding Dress Shopping

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If you’ve been following along you might have noticed that we’ve been talking a lot about shopping for wedding dresses. In our last post, we talked about knowing your timeline, having a budget, and more. Click here to go back and check it out. Below you’ll find a few more things that we think brides should know before going wedding dress shopping. Looking for affordable Raleigh wedding catering for a 2019 reception? Call the pros at Catering by Design. We have the best options for Triangle weddings, corporate meetings, banquets, social events, birthday parties, and more.

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Make a List of Must Visit Stores

Do some research about the local bridal gown stores in your area. Make a list of the ones you absolutely want to visit. Don’t be surprised if you have to spend a few weekends hitting them all. Having your budget figured out will help you determine which ones you should and shouldn’t visit.

Don’t Bring the Whole Squad

When you go out shopping for a wedding gown, don’t bring your entire crew. It might sound like a lot of fun, but it’s not going to be. The more people you bring, the more opinions you’ll have to deal with. And get this, some stores even limit the number of people you can bring with you, so pick a few people that you trust will give you an honest opinion.

Buying Online

Buying online can either be really great or go horribly wrong. There are a lot of knockoffs from overseas that will break your heart and your budget. However, do check out Etsy and eBay. You can find some great deals on designer dresses at much better prices than in the stores.

If you missed the other blogs in this series on wedding dress shopping, be sure to visit back with them using the links below:

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All Raleigh catering companies are not the same. This is especially true if you’re looking for a vendor that specializes in affordable pricing, great customer service, and fantastic flavors in 2019. Don’t get all stressed out over doing all the work, let Catering by Design help. We’ve got affordable menus to fit any budget. You can also customize your catering menu with any family recipes or dietary restrictions. Brides will love our free menu tastings, something our competitors charge for. Please give us a call soon if you have any questions or would like to discuss our catering packages or delivery services.

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The Most Important Things to Know Before Wedding Dress Shopping

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Wedding dress shopping can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of planning a wedding. It can also be one of the worst if you’re not prepared. Over the course of the next two posts we will be listing several things that we think brides-to-be should know before hitting the bridal boutiques. If you’re looking for the best wedding caterers Raleigh NC has to offer this spring or summer, be sure to call Catering by Design. You’ll love our food, service, and free menu tastings.

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Know Your Timeline

We covered this in a few posts back. There is a timeline on when you should start shopping for your wedding dress. Click here to get a better understanding.

Have an Idea of What You’re Looking for

Shopping for wedding dresses isn’t as easy as you think. You’re going to be overloaded with thousands of options. Check out magazines, go to bridal shows, and visit Pinterest to get ideas on what type and style of wedding dress you’re interested in before you start hitting the shops.

Make a Budget

Make a budget and stick to it. There are hundreds of gorgeous gowns in every price range, including yours. Don’t waste time trying on gowns that are twice your budget. Concentrate and focus on the ones you can afford.

If you missed the other blogs in this series on wedding dress shopping, be sure to visit back with them using the links below:

Be sure to join us for our next post where we will be discussing more things brides-to-be should know before going wedding dress shopping! 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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What Are the Differences Between ‘Bespoke’, ‘Made-to-Measure’ and ‘Made-to-Order’ Wedding Dresses?

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Welcome back! We’re going to continue our discussion on wedding dressing shopping. In our last post we talked about your timeline and when you should actually start your shopping. Today we are going to explain the differences between custom made dresses. We will breakdown the differences between bespoke, made-to-measure, and made-to-order wedding gowns. If you’re searching for the best Raleigh catering companies this year, know that Catering by Design is Raleigh’s number one choice for great food, fantastic fun, and affordable prices. Call now to learn how we can help you design the menu of your dreams.

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Bespoke

Bespoke wedding gowns are completely custom made for you, from scratch. These dresses are very time consuming to make and can also be really expensive. After all, every single design element will be based on your specifications and your measurements. There’s a tremendous amount of planning, designing, fittings, and alterations involved. These luxury dresses tend to cost around $4,000 or more.

Made-to-Measure

Made-to-measure gowns are also custom made. The big difference between this and bespoke is that you’re going to pick from an assortment of existing designs. The dress will then be made to your measurements. Because a made-to-measure gown eliminates the design process you can expect prices to be between $2,000 and $4,000.

Made-to-Order

This is the most common choice among brides. You’ll visit retailers and try on sample dresses. When you find the one you love, the retailer will order it in your size from the designer. Then you’ll have the necessary alterations made to get the dress to fit to your unique shape.

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Best 2019 Raleigh Catering Companies for Weddings and More!

All Raleigh catering companies are not the same. So, if you have a spring or summer event coming up, 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. We’ve been serving up smiles to people all over North Carolina for decades.

Don’t need a full service catering package? Ask us about our delivery options. This a great option with budget friendly pricing! Please give us a call today and see why we’re the number one choice for Raleigh catering companies for weddings and more!

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