Don’t Forget These Wedding Details
September 27th 2017 | by Avalon Catering
When you work with a trusted full-service Atlanta catering company, it is easy to feel like everything will be taken care of. And it will! But, as you probably know, this doesn’t remove you from the wedding planning process, because it’s the little details that create exceptional weddings. And the best Atlanta wedding planners will want to use your unique personality as inspiration for all these important features that are easy to overlook.
Flawless execution doesn’t have to rest on a generic wedding template and checklist. Rather, we invite you to customize every detail of your wedding until your vision is complete.
Top 10 Customizable Features of Atlanta Weddings
1. Wild Floral Arrangements
Locally grown, seasonal blooms are one of the hottest wedding trends to pair with the farm-to-table food that fills increasingly more weddings. And Atlanta has no shortage of stunning flowers to create a naturally beautiful collection of floral arrangements. From centerpieces to bridal bouquets, choose your favorite Atlanta blooms and customize floral arrangements to showcase your unique style.
2. Photo Booth with Meaningful Accessories
Let your honeymoon destination, home town or first date set the theme for a selection of backgrounds, frames and props available for guests to play around with. They will have fun learning something about you and take home a souvenir filled with memories from your wedding and times prior.
Reminder: Encourage your guests to post their photos right away. And remind them not to forget to use your custom wedding hashtag. This is a great way to collect candid photos from your big day.
3. Custom Linens
Bringing wedding dreams to life requires the flexibility to tweak every detail until it’s absolutely perfect. And this is especially important when considering elements that will have a big presence at your wedding. So take your time to find the exact color and style linens that match your wedding color theme and atmosphere. Know you can customize them any way you like, so there is no reason for them to be anything less than perfect!
4. Whimsical Desserts
Classy desserts are one of the best ways to demonstrate the sophistication of your wedding. An artistic presentation of rich desserts satisfies guests while adding to your elegant wedding vision. Some of our favorite Atlanta wedding desserts include:
- Blueberry peach tart with a candied ginger crème anglaise
- Southern style banana pudding with fresh whipped cream
- Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream
5. Savory Late-Night Offerings
Breakfast foods like waffles and biscuits are popular late-night food stations. And you can add a local flare by bringing Texas-style BBQ into the mix with a brisket and biscuit stations. Not even our biscuits are ordinary—guests rave about our house-made buttermilk and cheddar biscuits.
Of course, we want you and your guests to be able to customize here too. Why not try a White Oak Pastures beef slider with applewood bacon and local arugula? Any maybe throw in a fried farm egg for good measure!
6. Playlist for Your DJ
Seamless weddings require flexibility and coordination on the part of Atlanta wedding caterers and outside vendors. That’s why we work with local partners who also want to incorporate your preferences into their service. For example, experienced DJs will want to know couples’ favorite songs. It doesn’t dictate what the DJ plays, as he will use his artistic skills to find the right mix of songs, but it does give him ideas of what songs to incorporate.
This task of creating a playlist of your favorite songs is a fun job for someone in your wedding party who knows you and your taste in music well. Whether they’ve shared a road trip or dance floor with you, they will love this opportunity to reflect on shared times past and present.
Tip: If you don’t have time to create a playlist and would rather not hand this to-do off to a friend, you can always simply tell your DJ what songs you don’t want played at your wedding.
7. Personalized Cocktail Napkins
Keep your cocktail napkins simple and stylish while adding a unique twist. We love the idea of printing the recipe of your wedding signature cocktail on the napkins. But cocktail napkins are also a great place to share a favorite saying or print your wedding date. And, if you can sneak it in, go ahead and add your wedding hashtag!
8. Custom Signage
Wooden signs with painted arrows are perfect for rustic weddings in Atlanta, but there are a wide variety of media to match any wedding décor. Custom signage can be used to direct guests or draw their attention to food stations. Whatever the purpose, we can design signs as modern, elegant or historic as your Atlanta wedding venue.
9. Wedding Menu That Accommodates Food Allergies
As you fill your custom wedding menu with all your favorite ingredients, flavors and artfully prepared dishes, it is easy to forget that some guests may not be able to enjoy all the items. So go ahead and dream big as you preview our sample wedding menus, but also be sure to ask guests if they have any food intolerances or dietary preferences.
Just let us know how many guests will need special options, and then rest assured that they too will enjoy the highest quality food thoughtfully prepared using locally grown, seasonal ingredients. Some of our favorite vegetarian small bites that pack the same creativity and flavor as any top wedding food include:
- Mushroom, Gruyere and fresh thyme tarts
- Roasted mushroom crostini with crisp sage, spaghetti squash and hand-made ricotta
- Beet and ricotta salata napoleons
10. Wedding Favors with Local Flair
After guests enjoy fresh seasonal ingredients from appetizers through dessert, send them home with a local find. Because we source many local organic foods on a daily basis, we can help you pick out seasonal fruit to package up as a sweet wedding favor.
We also love the idea of a custom cheese board with your wedding date and initials. This is especially fitting if guests visited our preservation station featuring a selection of local and domestic artisan cheeses. To really send them home with a treat, add in fine cheeses and crackers to complete one of the most popular Atlanta wedding gift bag ideas.
After more than two decades, our family-owned Atlanta catering company continues to take great pride in using the freshest ingredients and paying the utmost attention to detail to customize weddings within any wedding budget.