Wedding Advice From The Pros | Contemporary Catering

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We asked Nathaniel of Contemporary Catering for his best advice on hiring and trusting your caterer. Read on to learn from his experience:

The number one tip I would give any bride is to trust the pros. The caterer should listen to you first, but it is equally as important for you to listen to them. Remember, professionals are professionals for a reason.   In theory and by definition, they know more than you do about what you are embarking on. As a caterer, it is our responsibility to know more about food, its preparation, the service of it, and all related logistics around it than you. Successful events happen when a hospitality professional takes the time to listen to your requests, then reciprocates with their suggestions.

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Also, be optimistic but realistic when it comes to finding that perfect nexus of your dream and your budget. Before taking on any wedding related DIY project, especially as it relates to food, think it through.   Remember, your job on your wedding day is to embrace the magic and be a bride, not put out a cheese platter for appetizers in effort to save $300.00. Make it easy on yourself so that you can cherish and enjoy your day. Choose DIY projects that can be created & assembled weeks or months before the wedding, and beware of perishable projects, like floral and food, which because of their nature must be created just before the big day, when you are the busiest

Our mantra is “Something sacred is at stake at every event,” and that includes the planning process as well as the execution of the event. I find myself often telling brides that if you love our food, love our service, and love our pricing, but don’t like us personally, then you shouldn’t work with us. You are forging a relationship that might last anywhere from two to fifteen months with your caterer, so make sure it is someone you are comfortable engaging in conversation with and who understands your vision. Have fun with it – that’s why we do it, and we hope you do too!

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Wedding Chicks 50% Off Sale All Custom Goods

50% Off all Custom Goods

Until Monday 12/2/13 at midnight, enter cyberweekend at checkout to receive 50% off your entire order. Shop our custom totes, kitchen towels, baby one pieces and hankies for our last big sale of the year. Top left photo by Marianne Wilson Photography.

You can also save super big on our favor wedding bags that make great gifts, as well as our entire line of wedding invitations – including our hand-painted wedding invites. Get shopping!

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Paper Source Sale

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Happy Thanksgiving! Are you searching around for pre-black Friday sales while waiting around for the turkey? Well … we have a  Paper Source sale to share with you.

Starting today they are offering 35% off on all holiday photo cards. This is one of their best deals on holiday cards, and a great way to celebrate your first holiday as husband and wife. Use your wedding or engagement photos are a great option like the ones below. All photos below by Lane Dittoe. Plus they are offering free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Use code THANKS50 for free free shipping!

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Paper Source has so many great goodies besides fabulous wedding invitations for your wedding as well as fabulous gifts for the holiday. Take advantage of their great free shipping  offer of $50 or more by THANKS50 on all the fun things below that would go fabulous with your gold themed wedding.

1. Gold Thank You cards | 2.Gold personalized coasters | 3. gold chevron wrapping paper | 4. gold iphone cases | 5. gold washi tape | 6. gold personalized napkins |7. gold happy new year cards

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As we get older, we see more and more that nothing is more important than relationships. Weddings are just a celebration of relationships, young and old..new and seasoned. Relationships are full of stories, and Kallima Photography really enjoy telling stories. They see life and moments and love and family, and they put it all together into a story. Not necessarily made up of each tiny moment like a script, but the moments that happen in between. They document weddings and engagements anywhere the stories take them.

View all of their inspiring images here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again next week for more Wedding Chicks vendor happy hours! To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks and join all the fun email us by clicking here.

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