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Last Minute Preparations for Fall and Winter Weddings

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC

October marks the busiest wedding month of the year, and here at Catering by Design, we’ve been excited to be planning wedding reception menus for many brides this fall and winter season. Planning a wedding includes so many details, beginning months ahead. Last minute items can often feel rushed. Are you a bride getting all of those last minute preparations ready?

Check out these simple wedding planning tips:

• One place for everything you need. Pick one place to stage your wedding dress, change of clothes and shoes for the reception, jewelry, shoes and any accessories.

• Create an emergency kit: safety pins, sewing kit, toiletries, aspirin, portable iron, spot wipes, tissues or handkerchiefs, breath mints, a camera or anything else you would like to have at your reception.

• Go over any day-of planning including confirming all contractors, final payments, and finding a trusted family member to distribute the payments for each.

• Confirm the number of guests with your caterer. While guest numbers will always fluctuate, give your cater a specific number 5-7 days before wedding day.

• Stage all gifts for the wedding party, family members, and guests in a place where they are easily accessible.

With so many details already taken care of, the day of your wedding let go of all the planning and enjoy one of the best moments of your life!

Read more tips here:

How to Chose a Caterer

Wedding Reception Checklist

Wedding Reception Entertainment


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.