Did you ever wonder how servers know who gets what entree after they are ordered? The food magically appears, but there is a system in place. The caterer/venue has a plan where every seat at, say, the 12 o’clock position, is entree #1. And it simply follows clockwise. And all are served what they have ordered. At one recent wedding, I actually saw small ribbons on the back of the chair in the first spot! I guess it works either way, but the result is that the service is gracious, and gets receive their orders.
This wedding planner loves to see the behind-the-scenes of wedding venue and catering preparation. It all looks so effortless, but I get to see the painstaking work that happens behind closed doors. Here is salad prep- the dressing and condiments are placed on lots and lots of plates in a row on a long table, and it is only after that happens that the salad greens are dropped. There is an art to composing salads- and it takes patience to prepare hundreds of plates! And it looks so easy… and I promise you, it is not!