Time Lines and catering styles


 

Your wedding……is our reputation’

 

Catering Styles:

Canapés and Buffet Style - Canapés are circulated around guests by Lemongrass Staff after ceremony. Buffet – guests come up to the buffet and pick and choose what they like.  Lemongrass Staff are serving.  We like to serve Top Table with their own mini platters.

Canapés and fork food styleCanapés and fork food is circulated around guests over a number of hours.  See time line below.  Canapés and fork food is designed for a relaxed wedding where guests mix and mingle.  Like all catering from Lemongrass, no one will go hungry with this style of catering.

Canapés, Platter and Buffet styleCanapés are circulated around guests. Platters are on tables for guests to help themselves during speeches. Guests them come up to the buffet and pick and choose what they like.  Lemongrass Staff are serving.

Family Service styleMenus designed for your location and facilities on site with platters served in the middle of tables for guests to help themselves 

Plated Service style – 50/50 alternative drop 3 course meals designed for an alternative drop with starters, main course and dessert.  We only provide plated menus in venues with kitchens.

 

Time Lines

These are some suggested time lines, that can help you with your day. They can be altered to suit.

2 pm Wedding

2.00 pm   – It’s finally time to walk down the aisle,  allowing for the Bride to be 5 minutes fashionably late
2.30-2.45  – Signing of registrar, meet and greet with guests,  group /photos
3.15  – 4.30 – Canapés served to guests while Bridal party having photos
3.00 -4.30  –      Bride and Groom depart for bridal  photographs
4.30    –            Bride and groom return from photos * With Our experience, we  advise the  Bridal party on return, to ask a bridesmaid to come to the kitchen, where we will have your  canapés ready for the Bridal party to take a few minutes out and enjoy some food.   While taking food with you on your photo-shoot sounds a great idea, in reality you are very busy taking all the photos and nobody wants spinach in their teeth! J  If you do want canapés prior, please advise – as extra charge for staff may apply.
4.50 -       MC to ask guests to take seats- * larger numbers may require seating @ 4.45, we can advise.
5.00 –    -MC to announce the  brand new Mr. and Mrs.
5.10 -    Cutting of the cake
5.30 -    Top table is served by Lemongrass staff , MC to move guests to buffet, table by table. Please make sure you have a list of priority tables so your MC knows who to come up first.
6.20 -    Waitresses clear floor of crockery and cutlery – this timing will be adjusted to larger numbers, but will only change by about 15/20 minutes later.  Please allow us to clear the floor prior to speeches, as your guests will appreciate it.
6.30 -    Speeches
7.15 -    Dessert ready for guest to help themselves
8.00 -   First Dance and swooning on the dance floor!
8.05 -   Bride and Groom relax and enjoy the best day of their lives!!

3 pm wedding – Premium time line. 

3.00 pm   – It’s finally time to walk down the aisle,  allowing for the Bride to be 5 minutes fashionably late
3.30-3.45  – Signing of registrar, meet and greet with guests,  group /photos
4.15  – 5.30 – Canapés served to guests while Bridal party having photos
4.00 -5.30  – Bride and Groom depart for bridal  photographs
5.30    – Bride and groom return from photos * With Our experience, we  advise the  Bridal party on return, to ask a bridesmaid to come to the kitchen, where we will have your  canapés ready for the Bridal party to take a few minutes out and enjoy some food.   While taking food with you on your photo-shoot sounds a great idea, in reality you are very busy taking all the photos and nobody wants spinach in their teeth! J  If you do want canapés prior, please advise – as extra charge for staff may apply.
5.50 -    MC to ask guests to take seats- * larger numbers may require seating @ 4.45, we can advise.
6.00 –   -MC to announce the  brand new Mr. and Mrs.
6.10   - Cutting of the cake
6.20  -Top table is served by Lemongrass staff , MC to move guests to buffet, table by table. Please make sure you have a list of priority tables so your MC knows who to come up first.
7.20 -Waitresses clear floor of crockery and cutlery – this timing will be adjusted to larger numbers, but will only change by about 15/20 minutes later.  Please allow us to clear the floor prior to speeches, as your guests will appreciate it.
7.30  -Speeches
8.15  -Dessert ready for guest to help themselves
9.00 -   First Dance and swooning on the dance floor!
9.05 -   Bride and Groom relax and enjoy the best day of their lives!!

2.00pm wedding – Canapés, Platter and Buffet style 

2.00 pm   – It’s finally time to walk down the aisle,  allowing for the Bride to be 5 minutes fashionably late
2.30-2.45  – Signing of registrar, meet and greet with guests,  group /photos
3.15  -3.45  – Canapés served to guests while Bridal party having photos
3.00- 4.30  – Bride and Groom depart for bridal  photographs
4.30    – Bride and groom return from photos * With Our experience, we  advise the  Bridal party on return, to ask a bridesmaid to come to the kitchen, where we will have your  canapés ready for the Bridal party to take a few minutes out and enjoy some food.   While taking food with you on your photo-shoot sounds a great idea, in reality you are very busy taking all the photos and nobody wants spinach in their teeth! J  If you do want canapés prior, please advise – as extra charge for staff may apply.
4.30 – Starter platters placed on tables prior to guests sitting down
4.45 -    MC to ask guests to take seats- * larger numbers may require seating @ 4.45, we can advise.
5.00 –   -MC to announce the brand new Mr. and Mrs.
5.10   - Cutting of the cake
5.15 – Speeches until 6.15. MC to stop speeches and resume if needed after main course. Platters on tables will be cleared.
6.30  -Top table is served by Lemongrass staff, MC to move guests to buffet, table by table. Please make sure you have a list of priority tables so your MC knows who to come up first.
7.20 -Waitresses clear floor of crockery and cutlery – this timing will be adjusted to larger numbers, but will only change by about 15/20 minutes later.  Please allow us to clear the floor prior to speeches, as your guests will appreciate it.
7.30 -Resume Speeches, if any. Advise Belinda if there are any speeches.
7.30   -Dessert ready for guest to help themselves
8.30 -   First Dance and swooning on the dance floor!
8.35 -   Bride and Groom relax and enjoy the best day of their lives!!

3pm wedding- Canapés and Fork food
(Want to get married at 2pm – just bring time line forward an hour )

3.00 pm   – It’s finally time to walk down the aisle,  allowing for the Bride to be 5 minutes fashionably late
3.30-3.45  – Signing of registrar, meet and greet with guests,  group /photos
4.00  – 5.45 – Canapés served to guests while Bridal party having photos
4.00 -5.30  – Bride and Groom depart for bridal  photographs
5.30    – Bride and groom return from photos * With Our experience, we  advise the  Bridal party on return, to ask a bridesmaid to come to the kitchen, where we will have your  canapés ready for the Bridal party to take a few minutes out and enjoy some food.   While taking food with you on your photo-shoot sounds a great idea, in reality you are very busy taking all the photos and nobody wants spinach in their teeth! J  If you do want canapés prior, please advise – as extra charge for staff may apply.
5.50 -    MC to ask guests  to charge their glasses
6.00 –   -MC to announce the  brand new Mr. and Mrs.
6.10    - Cutting of the cake
6.20  - Speeches
7/7.15 – Fork Food circulated
8.15  - Dessert circulated
9.00 –   First Dance and swooning on the dance floor!
9.05 -   Bride and Groom relax and enjoy the best day of their lives!!