Expert advice about catering

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North West Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournorthwest.wedding

 

Mulled wine

Mulled wine

Q. We're having a winter wedding, and we want our drinks menu to reflect this. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Gillian Bartlett says: - A gin cocktail or mulled version is perfect for the festive season. Such drinks are ideal for your reception or for keeping your guests warm before the ceremony.

- Alternatively, wine or prosecco is guaranteed to add some sparkle to your big day.

- Why not pair your favourite gin with something other than tonic? A spiced gin works brilliantly with a ginger ale. Add a chopped red chilli and fresh ginger to create a customised drink.

Gillian Bartlett
www.copafizz.co.uk

 

Drink and be merry

Drink and be merry

Q. A few of my friends have got married recently, and I'm worried my wedding isn't going to stand out. How can I add something special to my big day?

A. Gillian Bartlett says: If you want your big day to stand out from the crowd, try thinking of quirky alternatives for your food and drink.

- Instead of a traditional reception, why not hire a prosecco van instead? If you ask nicely, your supplier may even let some of your guests pull their own fizz!

- Glasses of prosecco can be pimped with fresh fruit, luxury cordials, liqueurs and even candyfloss!

- A bar can offer a wide range of gins and tonics. With so many artisan versions available, it can be a great way of serving a drink to your loved ones that they may not have tried before.

- Talk to the staff at your venue and make sure they're comfortable with you hiring an alternative supplier.

- To keep the cost down, ask about pre-paid packages.

Gillian Bartlett
www.copafizz.co.uk