Catering Your Own Wedding

Are you considering catering your own wedding? Catering is expensive, but buying food for 100+ people is expensive too. This is why you might want to reconsider before your big day! Although, to be fair I included a DIY catering option at the bottom of this post if you so choose. Stressful – The person or […]

2016 Wedding Trends

2016’s Biggest Wedding Trends! Metallics Metallic color palettes with or without some extra sparkle are popping up more in weddings. Rose gold and copper are expected to be two of the most requested shades for 2016. Metallics are versatile as they can be natural or elegant, such as rustic copper lanterns or sparkly table runners […]

Open Bar vs Limited Bar

The Open Bar Guests will love you, but your budget might not. Your family and friends can order any drink they want and you pick up the tab. If you know of someone in advance that has the tendency to overindulge it wouldn’t be a bad idea to let the bartender know. The Limited Bar […]

Reception Venue Questions

DSMbride recently spoke with Suzanne Summy of Trostel’s Greenbriar about what’s important for couples to know when choosing a reception venue, trends she sees in Des Moines wedding decor and what makes Trostel’s Greenbriar stand apart from other reception venues and caterers. When it comes to wedding receptions Suzanne has noticed a rise in the […]

DSM Catering Trends

DSM Catering Trends - Catering DSM

The catering at most wedding receptions is by far the largest expense. Wedding couples want the food they serve to reflect their personality and tastes. DSMbride spoke with Jeff Duncan, Director of Operations for Catering DSM to learn a bit more about what couples want from their reception meal in the Des Moines area. As […]