Not that long ago, in the 80’s and 90’s, progressive dinners, fondue parties, steamboat evenings and traditional home dinner parties were all the rage and whilst I’m not suggesting that we bring back the 80’s, I do have to agree that back in the day, people tended to favour home entertaining for a number of very good reasons
There is no doubt that one of the major highlights of a wedding is the speeches. Its right up there with the bride walking down the aisle, the ‘I do’s’ and the cutting of the cake.
So how do you get it right? You have your speakers all lined up, you have prepped them in advance, they know they have a strict time limit and the best man knows just how close he can get to the line without crossing it. So what are you forgetting?
They say you can’t put a price on love, I completely agree, but the most recent ‘Cost Of Love’ survey has quoted the average cost of a wedding for Australian couples is $54,294!
This is an increase of a massive 11% since the last survey and the wedding industry in Perth shows no signs of slowing down.
It’s New Year’s eve, it’s time to party, but gone are the days when you would line up for an hour outside a club in Perth or Northbridge, only to squeeze in, line up again at a bar that is 10 people deep, and handover a $50 note, knowing you are not getting change from the two cocktails that you ordered.
You have managed to avoid it for the past 3 years, but now the time has come, you couldn’t avoid it any longer. You tried, you really did. You had your excuses all lined up. But they just didn’t fly this year. Time to just accept it and get cracking, there is no getting out of it – you are catering for Christmas this year. Arrggghhh!
Stephanie Alexander is regarded as one of Australia’s great food educators.
Her reputation has been earned through her thirty years as an owner-chef in several restaurants, as the author of 14 influential books and hundreds of articles about food matters, and for her groundbreaking work in creating the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.
Bill Granger has always been passionate about food and cooking. He takes pride in presenting delicious food that is simple, fresh and looks irresistible. This easygoing approach to food has always been Bill’s philosophy and is an important element of his enduring popularity in Australia and overseas.