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The Schultzes

A reception to remember

Posted: Monday, Mar. 30, 2009

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These ideas will surely leave your guests with a good taste in their mouths.

• Focus on your favorite foods and take them up a notch. Rather than just serving shrimp & grits, have a shrimp & grits station where guests can personalize their plate using bacon, green onions, tomatoes, peppers, sautéed onions, scallops, country ham and a choice of cheeses.

• Surprise loved ones by having your caterer incorporate a family recipe in the menu. Your family will be delighted and your caterer will never divulge the recipe.

• Play up the nostalgia by serving one or two menu items the bride and groom's parents enjoyed at their own wedding receptions.

• Add a new twist on foods you love. Try sweet potato biscuits with pork tenderloin or country ham and citrus butter.

• Choose a regional, traditional food with a modern slant, such as barbeque in cornmeal patty shells.

• Offer champagne and fruit to guests as soon as they arrive at the reception venue.

• Invent a specialty drink and tie it in with the theme of the wedding, honeymoon location, or ethnicity of the bride and groom.

• Place a dessert tray on each table for guests to enjoy before the cake is cut.

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