Conducting a Wedding Banquet
The wedding breakfast has to tick several boxes and there is still a formality in the air. The meal should match the occasion and the Father of the bride, Best Man and Groom must all stand and address the room giving the correct thanks, toasts must be made and the Bride and Groom often wish to circulate between courses or between dessert and speeches after the meal to ensure they have welcomed everyone they may not have spoken to during the reception. The food service itself has boxes to tick too. There are timings to adhere to and this being the day’s main sustenance, guests must be well fed; they will have had a few drinks already and there are a few more to come. Here the classic three or four course ‘plated’ banquet, served to guests by staff ensures all of those boxes are ticked. You can relax in the knowledge that your venue will run the service to schedule and that all of your guests will dine well. With that taken care of, the only remaining nerves need be borne of a little public speaking and with duties dispatched; the time has come to relax.