July 26, 2015 | Press

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Brides Magazine featured some of Paramount’s tips on how to have the “swankiest” wedding buffet!


How to Serve a Swanky Buffet at your Formal Wedding

By: Elizabeth Mitchell


Buffet and formal aren’t two words you’ll typically hear in the same sentence together, but nowadays, it’s definitely not unusual for brides and grooms to opt for a buffet-style meal over the more traditional sit down dinner. If you like the idea of a formal wedding, yet you prefer a more mix-and-mingle atmosphere, here’s how to serve up a swanky buffet that’ll blow even your most pretentious guests away.


Keep everything uniform.
To avoid the casual backyard BBQ vibe, the catering experts at Paramount Events in Chicago recommend making sure your caterers use platters, chafers and bowls that are all the same color. “Using all silver, glass, copper, white, gold, wood or wrought iron display equipment creates a cohesive and elegant look,” they say.


Think outside the box.
Give your food stations that extra wow factor by utilizing unique heating elements, such as paella pans or induction burners, advise the Paramount Events experts. “We also like to use petite jars and unique platters to add personality to a station. There is nothing more boring than a bunch of chafers all in a row at a station.”


Decorate in style.
Presentation is everything, and not just with your food, but also with your decorations. “Add a menu sign in an elegant frame, on a chalkboard or hanging from a wire, and tell your florist to include at least one arrangement at each food station, as this will instantly dress up the tables,” point out the caterers at Paramount Events.


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