Planning a Wedding Reception at Home

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If you're planning to hold your wedding reception at home,in your village hall or even in a local barn there's a lotmore to think about than if you go the hotel route.You'll need to source and book the marquee and contact hire companies for tables and chairs, crockery and cutlery, table linen, loos, refrigeration, bar facilities, a generator - and more.The good news is that a wedding reception at home can be much more intimate and personal and you are able to be more flexible in terms of timing. You are also better able to control the cost - and with the average wedding totting up at around GBP17,000 in today's market, that's an important consideration.With this book you'll be able to event manage the day yourself so that all the details are covered and everything runs smoothly with the minimum of stress. Alongside all the more general advice and tips you'll find information on:A* Preparing a budget and getting quotations for the marquee or village hall.A* Choosing the menu, including a selection of sample menus.A* If you're cooking yourself, how to prepare and shop for the chosen menus.A* Buying alcohol, planning the bar and finding staff to man it.A * How to hire equipment and gauge quantities of plates, cutlery, serving dishes,and tablecloths.A* How to find good staff and instruct them on their duties.A* Organising the music and ensuring sufficient electrical power.A* Planning the big tidy up afterwards!

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