Wedding banquet etiquette
Skipping forward to the United States in 1920’s, (pre-Great Depression one assumes) a delightful slice of social history can be found in ‘etiquette’ by Emily Post who tells us, ‘the general sit-down breakfast—except in great houses like a few of those in Newport (R.I.) —is always furnished by a caterer, who brings all the food, tables, chairs, napery, china and glass, as well as the necessary waiters. The butler and footmen belonging in the house may assist or oversee, or detail themselves to other duties.’
Working on the assumption you won’t be relying on your butler and footmen (!) the principles the delightful Emily Post describes with regards to caterers hold true. They should furnish you with everything you need, in fact, should take care of your every food and drink desire. Whether they are in-house and part of the venue you choose or you find your own, any caterer worth their salt will employ their experience to help and guide you towards a hassle-free, perfectly-planned wedding breakfast along with reception canapés, evening buffets and drinks throughout depending upon your plans.