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Busy, Busy ~ Seven Years in Alaska & Running Strong

Posted on: November 2nd, 2011 by admin 1 Comment

Wedding Guide Alaska had a very busy October, with the High Tea Wedding Event of the Year at Millennium Hotel Anchorage and the Wedding Expo ’11 at O’Malley’s!   We had such a fun time with all you Brides-to-Be (& Grooms-to-Be!) and our favorite wedding professionals.  PLUS, Wedding Guide Alaska’s very own Sara Swanson was “Judge Sara” for the Cake Challenge at O’Malley’s.  Good thing we love cake!

Wedding Guide Alaska is also proud to be starting our 7th year in Alaska (just wait till our 10 year…PARTY!)!  We have been blessed to work with the best of the best in Alaska’s wedding industry and are looking forward to continued success and relationships within the community!  We are also in the process of updating our Alaska Wedding Workbook, to be published in January.  If you’re a wedding professional, make sure to give your company the most you’re signed up with Alaska’s #1 online wedding resource!


Best-of-the-Best Alaska ~ Alaskan Events & Catering, LLC

Posted on: May 6th, 2011 by admin No Comments

As summer approaches and wedding plans continue to fall into place, Wedding Guide Alaska is again here to help!  This time we want to show you how you can make your wedding day perfect…beginning with your summer wedding catering!

Our focus for this topic is to help you create a menu to suit your wedding theme as well as your budget.  Here are a few of our recommendations:

1)  Consult your budget.  The more options you offer your guests, the more expensive your reception catering will be.  If your budget is tight, you might consider a cocktail reception, afternoon tea, or dessert reception.

2)  Talk to your caterer.  Are there particular dishes your caterer is known for or could recommend?  Don’t forget to let your caterer know what your budget is so that they can help you create a custom and affordable menu.  If you’re catering your own wedding (please note that Wedding Guide Alaska strongly recommends you consider the level of stress catering your own wedding will add to your wedding day), stick with crowd-pleasing recipes.

3)  Time of your reception.  First things first…decide the time of year you will be married.  This will help you determine the time of your reception, especially in Alaska.  For example, a summer meal should start earlier in the day than a winter reception.  Also, winter wedding dinners are typically more formal than summer dinners.

Keep your budget while you get the best of Alaska’s caterers, Alaskan Events & Catering, LLC, one of Wedding Guide Alaska‘s top picks for catering.  AE&CLLC is a perfect choice for local seafood, produce, unique presentation, eclectic style, innovative menus, and catering throughout Alaska. Plus, Alaskan Events & Catering, LLC has a special Wedding Workbook offer for Alaska’s Brides-To-Be!

Also, you won’t want to forget to ask the most important questions of your caterer (as well as a worksheet to write the answers and your menus).  Check out page 65 of your Alaska Wedding Workbook, or email me for a free .pdf version of the “Top 10 Questions to Ask Wedding Caterers”.  Cheers!

~ Photographs courtesy of Nathaniel Wilder Photography.