Category Archives: Tips

Should You Cater Your Own Event? Probably Not.

Having a party/event/wedding on a budget is a balancing act. You want the best quality for the most affordable price. You look for ways to shave cost without compromising on the experience. Because of this, many consider catering their own …
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Winter Wedding Photo Prep – Making Sure Your Wedding Party is Ready

In recent years, winter weddings have become increasingly popular. They’re more affordable, venues are easier to book, and attendees schedules are generally more open. One of the best parts of a winter of a winter wedding, however, is the photography. …
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Planning a Surprise Engagement Party

Post-engagement parties have grown in both popularity and size in recent years. What was once a humble gathering of parents and a close friend or two is now a full-blown celebration of what’s to come. It’s a wonderful time when …
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Stocking Stuffers for BBQ Lovers

With Christmas time just around the corner, you hopefully have most of your shopping finished. Except maybe stocking stuffers. They have a way of slipping the mind until the last minute.  If you have a BBQ lover on your list, …
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Common Party Planning Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

“It’s just a party. What can go wrong?”  These are famous last words.  For the unexperienced, planning a party might seem like a simple, even enjoyable task. But things can quickly become overwhelming as the day approaches. Even basic parties turn into stress-inducing …
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Choosing Food for a Party (That People Will Enjoy)

One of the most difficult parts of party planning can be the food. It may sound simple at first, but once you actually get into the decision-making process, you’ll quickly realize you’ve been deceived.   Everyone’s tastes are different. Their favorites are different. The things they …
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Tips for Corporate Holiday Parties

With Halloween passing and Thanksgiving coming up fast, we are officially entering the holiday party season. It may feel like you have plenty of time to get your office/company/organization’s Christmas or holiday party together, but the weeks are slipping by.  It’s …
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Writing a Best Man/Maid of Honor Speech

Best man and maid of honor speeches are great in theory. The best friends of the bride and groom get up and tell a funny/heart-warming story, followed by a beautiful statement of how much they appreciate them as people.  But in …
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 The Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

You might not have realized this before, but your wedding rehearsal is the last event you and your spouse will attend as an unmarried couple. You want it to be special. Unfortunately, it comes right in the midst of the …
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Why You Should Hire a Caterer

Parties and events should have food. It doesn’t matter if it’s a birthday, a holiday party, a corporate event, a formal gathering to watch the solar eclipse, or a wedding. The people showing up are going to want something to consume.  That …
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True barbeque as practiced in the American South has 4
main ingredients- quality meats, low temperatures, wood
burning for flavor enhancement, and lots and lots of
patience, which is exactly what we do here at Rudy’s
Smokehouse.
All Glory be to God!