The ban­quet is one of the most impor­tant parts of a wed­ding, so the mis­takes asso­ci­at­ed with it can be cost­ly. We devote a lot of time and atten­tion to this top­ic, but today Chan­fash­ion col­lect­ed the most harm­ful tips for orga­niz­ing aban­quet. Read and do the oppo­site 🙂

Eye calculations

Cal­cu­la­tion for­mu­las, gram­mars, plan­ning — these are all non­sense! With­out these extra com­plex­i­ties, can’t you fig­ure out how much your guests will eat? If sud­den­ly there are extra uneat­en treats left, they can be stuffed into small bowls and bags in order to pass them on to non-arriv­ing guests and fill the refrig­er­a­tor for the entire hon­ey­moon in advance. Well, over­pay for food, which is like­ly to be lost — walk like a walk, do not shrink in mon­ey.

The sit­u­a­tion when there is too lit­tle food is also not ter­ri­ble: nev­er­the­less, the guests did not come to eat, but to share this impor­tant­day with you. In addi­tion, now the trend for inter­mit­tent fast­ing can be tol­er­at­ed.

And if you still want cor­rect­ly com­pose amenu and cal­cu­late por­tionsRead our detailed guide.

Author’s cuisine

Guests need to be blown away. Cae­sar and grilled meat won’t sur­prise any­one, so start exper­i­ment­ing: Pan-Asian trends, fried crick­ets, mol­e­c­u­lar cui­sine, and even ice cream with a taste of bacon! The more unusu­al solu­tions, the bet­ter, and it does not mat­ter that there is no place left for a proven clas­sic at the ban­quet table. Sure­ly, guests, espe­cial­ly the old­er gen­er­a­tion, will like such a speci­fic­menu — they will eat veg­etable sal­ads at home, but they will be able to try exper­i­men­tal cui­sine only at your wed­ding.

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You don’t have to wor­ry about the com­bi­na­tion of dish­es: let the guests take diges­tion tablets with them.

Alcohol for every taste

Cham­pagne for the cer­e­mo­ny, design­er cock­tails for a change, three types of wine, at least 5–6 types of strong alco­hol, a cou­ple of exot­ic types of drinks — with­out this min­i­mum set, a nor­mal­ban­quet can­not be arranged! It is not nec­es­sary to clar­i­fy with the guests their pref­er­ences before the wed­ding, you are not going to cal­cu­late at least the approx­i­mate num­ber of bot­tles. We remem­ber the main rule: the more, the bet­ter, it will not be super­flu­ous!


You will prob­a­bly have noth­ing to do on the eve of theany­way, so cook­ing a three-tiered­cake will come in handy. Even if your culi­nary skills are lim­it­ed to the abil­i­ty to defrost con­ve­nience foods and order food deliv­ery, then do not be afraid of such a des­per­ate exper­i­ment: the com­plex­i­ty will only make it more fun. When else to take risks and try new things, if not the day before the wed­ding?

We advise you to entrust the­cake to real pro­fes­sion­als. Find the best con­fec­tion­ers in the Chan­fash­ion Cat­a­log!

Do not bother with the choice of specialists

Restau­rants, cater­ing — they all dif­fer from each oth­er except for the name and the lev­el of impu­dence in mat­ters of prices for their ser­vices. In this case, it is absolute­ly point­less to spend time search­ing: choose either the first com­pa­ny that came across on the Google page, or the cheap­est con­trac­tor. Rat­ings, reviews, terms of coop­er­a­tion, port­fo­lio of works, rec­om­men­da­tions ofspe­cial­ists — all this extra infor­ma­tion will only con­fuse you more, so do not pay atten­tion to this white noise.

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Savings in everything

Spend­ing heav­i­ly on aban­quet is a stu­pid idea. You’re not host­ing a din­ner par­ty, are you? For guests, the appear­ance of the bride, future pho­tos and videos from theare much more impor­tant. It does­n’t mat­ter if the­film has to con­stant­ly cov­er the sound of rum­bling stom­achs with music.

In addi­tion, a table that is too rich with a vari­ety of treats will dis­tract those invit­ed to the­from com­pe­ti­tions, enter­tain­ment, and you and the groom. And that’s not the point! So by order­ing a min­i­mum of food, you kill two birds with one stone: you save your­bud­get and get active guests.

It would be nice if there was a gro­cery store near your­loca­tion. It will help espe­cial­ly hun­gry guests to solve the prob­lem of their own nutri­tion, with­out shift­ing this finan­cial respon­si­bil­i­ty to you. In extreme cas­es, gas sta­tion is also suit­able if hot dogs and cof­fee are pre­pared on it 🙂

Haste to nothing

This­dress must be ordered six months before the sig­nif­i­cant date, but with cater­ing and con­fec­tion­ers every­thing is eas­i­er. Sure­ly, the best spe­cial­ists are wait­ing only for you and there will be no prob­lems with the order if you decide to deal with this issue a week before the wed­ding.

Not? Are the most pop­u­lar teams busy on your date? Sure­ly there are oth­ers, it’s not a prob­lem. The fact that these spe­cial­ists do not have orders at the height of the­sea­son is def­i­nite­ly a sign of fate, and not a sign of a bad rep­u­ta­tion!

Service staff

At aban­quet, the main thing is deli­cious food, and not who will serve it. That is why do not even waste time check­ing the wait­ers, their cour­tesy and speed of work. By the way, you don’t have to invite a lot of wait­ers: one or two peo­ple will quite cope with the event for 60 peo­ple and will have time to serve each guest on time.

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Music at the banquet

Hap­pi­ness loves silence, and deli­cious food too! Don’t both­er com­pil­ing a sep­a­rate track list­ing for back­ground music dur­ing din­ner — well, who’s going to lis­ten to music while the wait­ers serve juicy steaks?

In order not to get into trou­ble with music at a wed­ding, read our arti­cle “Music at the wed­ding: 12 com­mon mis­takes of new­ly­weds”

In order not to for­get a sin­gle impor­tant detail in thep­repa­ra­tion, use our Bride’s to-do list. We have cre­at­ed a step-by-step plan that will help you orga­nize the­of your dreams on your own. Detailed instruc­tions, user-friend­ly inter­face and impor­tant tips from experts — every­thing to make your­prepa­ra­tion eas­i­er 🙂