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Should You Serve Alcohol At Your Wedding Reception? Here Are Things To Consider

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Alcohol At Your Wedding Reception

Alcohol is pretty much expected during a wedding reception. From the traditional toast to the open-bar setup, serving booze is a tried-and-tested way to make your special day even more awesome for your guests. However, as what Gettysburg PA catering companies can attest to, many couples find it challenging to ace this aspect of their reception.

If you’re one of these couples, we will help you get out of trouble as we give you seven things you need to take into account when serving alcohol at your wedding reception.

The time of day you are holding your wedding. Some people who are tying the knot in the morning or during lunchtime totally opt-out for a dry wedding. But to cater to that notion that weddings aren’t complete with booze, you can still serve “light” alcohol like mimosa and a bloody mary.

Your booze budget. When creating your budget plan, it’s important that you allocate something for your alcoholic beverages. And make sure you stick to it once you’re actually executing your plan. You also have to relay it to your Gettysburg PA catering company so they will know what to recommend to fit best in your budget without compromising the quality of their products and services.

Your guests and attendees. How many are attending? How many among those people are huge fans of alcohol? Depending on this data, you can work and decide smartly on how to serve your drinks. Will you just offer a signature cocktail? Or will you set up an open bar? For how long will your open bar be open?

Your caterer’s services. First off, you’ll need to hire a Gettysburg PA catering company that can actually offer the services you want for your special day. Hire them in advance and as mentioned, coordinate with them about the set-up you want for your wedding reception booze.

The types of alcoholic you will be serving. Like what we’ve stated, the time of your wedding hugely affects your booze offering. If you are holding it late in the afternoon with your reception taking place early in the evening, your attendees will expect that you will be serving relatively “harder” alcoholic beverages.

The option for guests to bring their own bottle. Some couples allow their guests to bring their own preferences when it comes to alcoholic drinks. This is also one way to decrease your booze expenses. Just make sure that you’ll still offer something to those who can’t afford to bring their own drinks.

Keeping an Eye on Tipsy Guests

At the end of the day, it’s your responsibility as hosts to make sure that your wedding runs as smoothly as possible.

But to tell you the truth, it’s not impossible to have someone within your circle who can get a little bit “wild” or tipsy after drinking alcohol. This is why many people recommend couples not to invite that someone to their wedding day at all. If it’s someone so important, you can ask your wedding coordinator and close guests to help keep an eye on that specific guest.

Are you planning a themed wedding or party? If you need amazing food that goes well with your team, contact our team at Altland House Catering & Events today for Gettysburg Pa catering!

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Yandy Smith Shows Love To Rising Film Producer Corneil Mcintosh

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Film Producer Corneil Mcintosh

VH1’s Yandy Smith showed loved to rising film producer/director Corneil Mcintosh on Youtube. You guys have to watch the video and get familiar with Corneil Mcintosh, he owns a production company based in Miami, CEM Digital which operates two major platforms @cemtvnetwork and @cemtvmagazine. The platforms generates $30-40k yearly, with only advertising. Wow! Check @corneilmcintosh out

Yandy Smith is an entertainment manager and entrepreneur. She was born in Harlem. In 2004, she graduated from Howard University and interned at Violator under the mentorship of Mona Scott-Young. In 2005, Yandy met Jim Jones on a private jet charted by Russell Simmons, and left Violator to manage him full-time. In 2006, Jim approached VH1 executives to make a reality show about him, leading to the filming of an 11-minute presentation tape, Keeping Up with the Joneses, produced by Stefan Springman and Toby Barraud of Eastern TV. VH1 were unsure if audiences would be invested in the concept full-time, and Yandy approached Mona to retool the show, and the concept was tweaked to include Jim’s girlfriend Chrissy and her circle of friends, becoming what would be later known as Love & Hip Hop.

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Supporting Your Kids With Hobbies

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Your kids’ hobbies are some of the most important things in their lives. They are obliged to be at school, and you decide what they do with a lot of their free time. The hobbies they pick up for themselves are important means of self-expression for them and it’s important you encourage them! Encouraging a hobby they have a passion for early in life could be the foundation of a career later in life. Even if it doesn’t lead to professional developments, hobbies to help to develop independence, passions and skills they will use throughout their lives, whether that’s at work, around the home or to help manage the stresses and strains of jobs and housework!

Today we’re looking at how you can help your kids find hobbies and support them!

Starting Out 

One of the best ways your children can get started with a new hobby is by experimentation. Rather than telling them what to do – which is counterproductive to the sense of independence and individual passion that a personal hobby can encourage – give them the space and resources to discover what they enjoy.

For example, you could order a craft box for kids and let them explore it. If they discover the projects inside for themselves, rather than being led to them and told this is what they have to do this afternoon, they can ‘own’ the interest in the project, and in the craft as a whole. Listen to how they talk about it: if they’re excited and enthusiastic about what they’ve done, you can suggest ordering more, but if they’re less keen, then you forcing the issue may stop them coming back to the craft world for good!

Ongoing Support 

As your kids start to commit to a hobby – whatever it is, from arts and crafts at home, to youth theatre or sport – they’ll require your support, both emotionally and practically, and it’s important for you to be there for them. The highest priority needs to be finding their hobby exciting, interesting and a source of pride. While they’re working away independently at a project – creating a scrapbook, learning lines, preparing for a match – part of the pay off they are expecting, that fuels their efforts, is that you will be proud of them. So prepare to be shown lots of beginner efforts!

You also need to make sure you’re prepared for that practical support: helping to buy tools and materials, giving lifts to rehearsals or training sessions. This can be a great time to help foster some organisation and planning: if you can’t realistically provide everything they need – either financially or in terms of the hours you have available – you can talk it through, and find an acceptable compromise between their needs and reality!

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