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It’s now very common for guests to drink beyond their means at a wedding. In fact, Direct Line – when researching why people are pulled up for driving under the influence. Determined that the average guest drinks 14.82 units of alcohol when attending a wedding.

This is well above the two to four units that the NHS recommends men and women limit themselves to on a daily basis. Now rather than ban the booze at your wedding, you can instead limit its effects with the help of the food. Here are three ways the catering can stop brides and grooms from worrying about people drinking heavily at their wedding.


Drunkenness


If you’re worried about your guests becoming silly by the end of the night, then a hefty meal will help. Preferably one that’s high in protein, fat or carbohydrates as this can work towards lining the stomach.

This makes it harder for the body to absorb the alcohol. For example, burger van hire should ensure that everyone has fun without going over the top.


Appetite


Alcohol has been found to lead to an increase in appetite. This can lead to people becoming tired, uncomfortable and irritable if they aren’t fed.

fish and chip van wedding food

Rather than allow your wedding to hit a sour note because people have overindulged, you can be armed with a hearty catering option. Perhaps fish and chip van hire – to ensure their needs are met.


Hangover


You certainly won’t want people’s lasting memory of your wedding to be the huge hangover it caused them to wake up with. Rather than allow this to be the negative downside to a night of fun.

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You can limit the effects of people’s hangovers with the catering. In the same manner to how food stops people getting too drunk, it also works to limit hangovers.


What’s best to do?


The fact that the food can be a godsend to heavy drinkers is just one of the reasons to consider all your catering options ahead of your wedding. If you’re interested in checking out a range of food vans available for your big day, get in touch with KK Catering.

Entertainment has typically been a big cost at weddings. Not only does this trend show no signs of slowing down, but a recent survey has found that couples are now splashing out more money than ever before on music.

Man Dancing In Top Hat At Wedding Party

According to Bridebrook, in 2018 the tunes – whether played by a band or DJ – came on average at a cost of £1,039. Now no one is suggesting that brides and grooms should cut this expenditure. Instead, couples should take precautions to ensure that their choice of catering complements the entertainment. With this in mind, here’s how the food could spoil the dancing.


Sluggishness


A mammoth three-course meal will risk leaving your guests feeling sluggish. They won’t even have a choice if it’s a sit-down meal, as plate after plate will be brought to them. Who’d feel like dancing after that? Thankfully, if you allow people to choose their own portions – perhaps from the likes of baked potato van hire. You should find that they’re still able to get up and bust a move after eating.


Expense


The average wedding guest now expects a certain level of entertainment – hence why the cost of music is so high! You can keep up with the high standard if you’re clever when choosing your catering options.

bride being served fish and chip by husband at fish and chip van

For instance, if you opt for something tasty yet affordable – like fish and chip van hire – you shouldn’t find that the food budget has cut into how much you can spend on the entertainment.


Regiment


The entertainment at your wedding will no doubt have been chosen with the aim of helping guests loosen up and relax. This is unlikely to happen though if you’ve opted for a rather regimented meal. One where people aren’t given much choice to move around or choose from different dishes. This just increases the likelihood that your guests won’t feel the urge to dance to the music at your wedding because they’ll feel restricted.


Be careful!


There’s nothing wrong with playing it safe with your wedding food. If you’re keen to serve up the right grub before your guests hit the dance-floor, be sure to check out the options available at KK Catering.

Your wedding should be the happiest day of your life. Sadly, all too often brides and grooms find themselves trying to put a smile on other people’s faces when planning their big day. Even if it goes against what they really want.

This isn’t how it’s meant to be. Instead, you shouldn’t be afraid to put your own needs first.  Whether it’s with the venue, the date or, of course, the catering. With this in mind, here are three reasons why you and your betrothed should be at the centre of every decision you make when choosing the food for your wedding.


Money


Never forget that it’s you who foots the bill. In fact, recent surveys have found that brides and grooms are picking up the tab more so than at other time in history.

family budget, finances and people concept - couple with papers and calculator counting money at home

Wedding planning site Hitched have just determined that two out of five couples don’t receive any financial help from family when getting married. Be sure to bear this in mind when you come across affordable options,  such as fish and chip van hire. That would suit you and your betrothed perfectly.


Numbers


Can you actually please everyone? No, not really. After all, Hitched has found that an average of 106 guests now attend the typical wedding reception. There’s no way that you can put a smile on all these people’s faces.

So why not make sure that you and your better half are sorted instead? The chances are that as long as you’re happy with the likes of burger van hire, then everyone else will be too.


Memories


Keep in mind that’s it’s you who will remember your wedding day for the rest of your life. Other people will have their own. So the memories you make when you say ‘I do’ will be cherished mostly by you and your new spouse.

Beautiful young bride and groom on a meadow in the evening, holding sparklers.

With this in mind, feel free to throw caution to the wind and choose a catering option that you won’t regret in years to come.

 


Happily Ever After…


Now that you know the focus should be on you when deciding upon the food for your wedding. Be sure to check out the wide variety of catering options available at KK Catering.

Three ways a stand-up meal will actually benefit guests at your wedding
It’s understandable that brides and grooms will want guests to enjoy themselves on their wedding day. After all, those in attendance play a big part in making it special – which is probably why recent statistics show that the average wedding reception now features more than 100 guests!

The question is: will a sit-down meal really suffice as a way to reward all those friends and family who have made the effort to come? Not always. Here are three ways that you’ll find a stand-up meal can actually benefit guests at your wedding.


Energy


Don’t be fooled into thinking that guests taking a few minutes off their feet is likely to give them more energy later on in the evening. In actual fact, taking a seat for an extended amount of time can actually make people feel tired and lethargic – especially when eating.

Close up of mini burger with cheese and salad on a delicious bread spanish tapas ready to serve

Instead, you’ll find that they’ve got a more consistent spring in their step if they can eat something stood up that’s been served from the likes of burger van hire.


Atmosphere


Instructing everyone to sit-down can actually ruin the atmosphere on your wedding day. In just a second’s notice, everything can suddenly begin to feel overly stuffy and rather rigid. Meanwhile, a catering option like fish and chip van hire will ensure that you don’t run the risk of ruining the relaxed mood on your special day.



Socialising


You will, of course, want all your guests to mingle. Sadly, the chances of this happening are slim when people have to sit down for a meal.

Canape with smoked salmon and cream cheese on plate, selective focus, low angle view

They go from having a room full of people with which to laugh and socialise with, to now only having those who they’re sat next to on the table. This really doesn’t bode well for when you try to get everyone up for dancing later on.


There’s an answer…


It’s clear that both you and your guests have a lot to gain from a catering option that allows everyone to stay on their feet during the festivities. If you’re keen to book one of our mobile food vans for your wedding, be sure to get in touch with us at KK Catering.

January can be a bleak month for many. After an indulgent festive period, filled with rich foods and celebrations, many opt to abstain from indulging too much, committing to strict diets for their new year’s resolutions or choosing to take part in ‘veganuary’ and becoming vegan for the month of January.


When Is National Pie Day


With blue Monday usually falling on the third Monday of January, allegedly the most depressing day of the year, and dry January meaning that many choose to skip their usual weekend tipple.

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National Pie day on January 23rd is perhaps the perfect excuse to have a brief break from the constrictions you have committed yourself to for this austere and dreary month. Getting people together for some warming comfort food and a party is undoubtedly one of the best ways to overcome the January blues.

 


Who Invented It?


National Pie Day is an international annual celebration of pies, and all of their merits. Invented by Charlie Papazian – an American nuclear engineer, brewer and author. He declared his birthday – 23rd of January to be National pie day, and since 1986, this celebration has been sponsored by the American Pie Council.

This international celebration of the pie might be the perfect opportunity for you to offer your employees a morale-boosting and motivational reward for all of their hard work the previous year, and what better way to celebrate National Pie day, than with a British classic – pie and mash. Maybe a busy festive period left no time for a Christmas party in December, so you’re looking for an (albeit slightly late) alternative time and excuse to throw an event.


Pie & Mash Van Hire


KK Catering offer Pie and mash van hire for any celebration, offering you an easy and stress-free way to ensure that your guests’ appetites are sated, with minimal hassle.

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Street food and mobile catering is perhaps one of the most sociable means of event catering. With guests able to collect food as they please, in their own time without interrupting the social chat, announcements, speeches, dancing, and any other fun or highlights at your event, allowing it to run smoothly and ensuring that everyone has a great time.