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Catering by Design: Spring Wedding Trends for 2013

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How do envision your spring or summer wedding? Flowers, dancing, fresh fruit and dessert, and toasts with champagne. There are many themes to choose from- a full seated reception dinner or a backyard barbecue. Now is time to plan your 2013 wedding!

Here are the latest wedding trends for the new year!

Going Local

In the era of a tough economy, more brides are going local, utilizing local florists, catering, organic or regional cuisine, and wines.

Virtual Guests

For guests who are out of town and cannot attend the wedding, the web is the perfect tool to bring your wedding to them. Live streaming continues to gain popularity allowing your special day to be shared by everyone on the invitation list.

Bite Size

Appetizers and desserts “mini sizes” are all the current craze. Bite size sandwiches, beverages and desserts create the perfect spread, and are enough for your guests to appreciate. 

The Wedding Reception Lounge

During the wedding reception, where do you go to mingle away from the dance floor? A reception lounge is the perfect relaxed setting, where you can eat, drink, or have yard or table games.

The Party After the Party

For out of town guests, a party after the reception gives more space for the married couple to catch up with their friends and family.


Many brides will take more of the planning role on, and do it the way they want, skipping some of the traditions.

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Catering by Design is one of the top caterers in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We’re a full service caterer for weddings, social occasions and corporate events, serving the full triangle and surrounding areas including Pinehurst and Rocky Mount, Pittsboro and Fuquay Varina, Wake Forest and Carrboro. We’ve even been known to cater a wedding on the coast every so often.

Call us and find out how we can help you! (919) 481-2366.