Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Planning

Reception Food & Catering

The reception is the biggest (and hardest) part of your wedding to plan. There's so much to think of such as: food, drinks, music, decorations, flowers, favors, seating arrangements, traditions (bouquet and garter toss), etc. But don't worry, take it one step at a time and you can make it through this! Below you'll find a list to help you get started.


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Wedding Food & Catering Info:

Selecting a RI Wedding Site: looking for a garden, beach or mansion? Get tips on where to start.
Wedding Guest List: long lost relatives and other strangers; gain control of your guest list.
Reception Seating Arrangements: make your guests feel comfortable with compatible guests.
Do You Need a Head Table? Don't want to be on display? Consider alternatives.
Interviewing RI caterers: whether its buffet or sit-down, be sure to ask these questions.
Clambake Reception: a clambake is perfect for a New England feel or ocean-inspired wedding.
Caterer Service Types: stations, buffet, family, or American style. Learn their differences.
Serving Alcohol: Open Bar, Limited Bar, Cocktail Hour and Dry Bar. Which is best for you?
Catering to Cocktails: want to spruce up your drink selection? Check out these inspired ideas.
Receiving Line: formally greet and thank your guests for celebrating your wedding with you.
Toasting: find out who leads with a toast and who can toast at your reception.
Reception Schedule: not sure of the time line for your reception?

More Wedding Reception Info:

Find Rhode Island wedding reception sites.
Find Rhode Island wedding caterers.
Find Reception Details & Ideas for weddings (decorating, seating and more).
Visit The Wedding Outlet for wedding accessories for the reception including:
guest books, cake servers, toasting glasses, card boxes, and goblets.