As always in Malaysia, food is a central part of any celebration, and more so at weddings. Indeed, such a major milestone in life is a catalyst for festivities that revolve around food and drink.
Other than the wedding banquet, opportunities for receptions include the following :
- Bridal shower.
- Bachelor’s night.
- Dinner on the eve of the wedding for relatives and close friends.
- Brunch, lunch or afternoon tea after the wedding ceremony.
These receptions are often hosted at locations such as the following :
- Homes of the bride and groom.
- F&B outlets that have private spaces that can be cordoned off.
- Function room at a house of worship.
For the most part, such receptions are catered events. Consider some of these issues during the planning process :
- Size of guest list.
- Capacity of location.
- Budget per person and if the catering company has a minimum spend requirement.
- Reputation and track record of caterer.
- Type of service e.g. standing cocktail with finger food or a more substantial sit down meal with buffet stations.
- Variety of menu options.
- Is there a necessity to cater to the needs of vegetarians or guests with allergies?
- Booking conditions and payment terms.
- Additional services such as table, chairs, linen and tableware rental, canopies and the like.
- Logistics of set up and tear down.
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