Why using professionals is important for your big day

While Charleston Hospitality Catering is not a Event or Wedding Planning Company we stick to what we do and that is Fresh Food and Great Service. Charleston Hospitality Group would love to recommend some wonderful Planners to you that he has had the pleasure of working with over the years in Charleston. I will be the first to say your caterer, DJ, Pastry Chef and etc. are not trained to be your Wedding & Event Planner. If they tell you they can plan your wedding or event for you, RUN & FAST!!!!!

Leave it to the pros
Your wedding day should be the most fantastic day of your life, yet we always hear those bride horror stories don’t let that be you. Make your first wedding phone call to a wedding planner because as the newly engaged, it is your responsibility to relax and enjoy. Before you know it, it will all be over.

A wedding can be an incredibly scary undertaking, especially when you’re not sure where to start.

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Weddings are among the most beautiful, yet most stressful events we have to look forward to in our lives. So why not invite a professional to lend a hand? There are a plethora of things in our daily lives that we need help with. A wedding should be no exception.
It can be scary to put your special moment into someone else’s hands, but with a little research, I think you will agree that going it alone is a far scarier prospect.

Planning a wedding takes an incredible amount of time, especially if you want it done right.Average Wedding takes 240 hours to plan, depending on the type of wedding you are looking to have, you may find it difficult to plan it all on your own. Having a wedding planner is like having a personal assistant who is there to do all of the calling, ordering, and looking after details that you may not have time to deal with As human beings, we often fall victim to procrastination. In what can be an extremely high-stress situation, there is little room for putting things off. Many women go into the wedding planning process without knowing the first thing about time lines, and that can lead to some preventable disasters down the road. Do not waste another minute worrying about what you don’t have time to do. Get back on track by hiring a wedding planner.

Here’s a novel idea: Wedding planners plan weddings! Have you or your friends and family ever planned a wedding before? I’m going to venture to say the answer is no, and even if the answer is yes, I’m sure it hasn’t been many. So why are you leaving one of the most important days of your life up to amateurs?
Well-known and respected wedding planners have been doing their job successfully for quite some time, so they know where to find the best flowers, the best photographers, and the most original centerpieces. It is their job to listen to your dreams and make them a reality, so why would you settle for anything less? There is very little that a good wedding planner can’t do. Let them be the professionals they were meant to be, and give yourself a chance to enjoy the engagement.

Let’s face it; men are not always the best partners when it comes to a planning wedding. They would rather let you choose the color combinations, flower arrangements, cake flavors and seating arrangements. After all, this is your wedding, not theirs. Many brides rely on mothers, sisters and best friends to help with the details, but I say you should turn to someone who can provide the ultimate guidance and be completely honest.
Wedding planners are as much there to lend support as they are to take control. Sometimes planning a wedding can seem like an impossible task, but a wedding planner has numerous lists giving him or her instant access to the best of everything, including books full of stunning displays to bring your ideas to life. Go ahead and add another friend to your wedding entourage – after all, it’s true what they say about safety in numbers.

Weddings can be an expensive undertaking, and while hiring a wedding planner can seem like a superfluous cost, it could save you money in the long-run. Wedding planners have valuable connections with every central name in the business, which afford them discounts and special advantages that would not be open to just anyone.
They will also work within a budget, so as long as your eyes are not bigger than your wallet, they should be able to give you everything you desire, and perhaps a little more. Also, it is not uncommon for so-called “professionals” such as photographers or deejays to take advantage of unsuspecting brides and grooms. A wedding planner will ensure that you only receive the best.

Attention to Detail
Any event has the potential to look nice, but it is the attention to detail that really gives a special occasion some life. We all know there are certain things that must be covered when planning a wedding. These include finding a dress, choosing colors, picking flowers, selecting locations for the ceremony and reception, and so on. But beyond that, how do you make your wedding memorable?
This is what wedding planners were made for. A vast portion of their job is to take the wedding of your dreams and make it better. Let them.


Things are really cooking at Charleston Hospitality Catering!

This week, the entire all star chef team from Charleston Hospitality Group appeared with Chef Eric on Lowcountry Live to help promote our catering services. Each chef represents a different type of cuisine or food that we can prepare. From Master Pastry Chef Aschbacher to Pitmaster Russ Cornette, we offer every type of cuisine and can cater for any occasion at all. We do private dinner parties, corporate parties, university events, and of course, weddings. Contact Chef Eric at 843-460-0800 to set up a consultation for your special event.

Charleston Hospitality Catering now featured on The Knot

Charleston Hospitality Catering partners with The Knot  Charleston Hospitality Catering can now be found on The Knot! We cater every type of event, from bar/bat mitzvahs to weddings, and family reunions to corporate functions. But to get in touch with brides, we want them to be able to find us easily.  Check out our profile on The Knot to see our photo gallery.

Next week,  watch for an appearance by Charleston Hospitality Catering along with all the chefs of Charleston Hospitality Group on Lowcountry Live, WCIV channel 4 here in Charleston. Eric and the other chefs will be discussing the variety of cuisines Charleston Hospitaltiy Catering can offer for any special event or gathering.

Charleston Hospitality Catering is now featured on Wedding Wire

Charleston Hospitality Catering caters wedding reception  We are in full swing at Charleston Hospitality Catering and are meeting with brides and wedding planners every day. If  you are looking to book your special event, don’t wait. The earlier you plan, the more likely you are to get the caterer (hopefully that would be us!), the location and the pricing you are looking for.

If you are spending time daily on WeddingWire.com or TheKnot.com, you know just how easy it is to do the bulk of your wedding planning on these great websites. We have recently partnered with both websites and you can find us on Wedding Wire under Charleston Hospitality Catering. We are in the process of getting set up with The Knot and will post that information when it becomes available. And of course, if you have used Charleston Hospitality Catering or New Dream Catering (our former name), we would appreciate your reviews and feedback.

Contact us at events@charlestonhospitalitycatering.com to set up your free consultation today. Let us show you how we can make your special event a spectacular event.

Charleston Hospitality Catering is the newest member of the family

Last week, Charleston Hospitality Group (CHG) announced a new member to its growing line of businesses. Charleston Hospitality Catering, is the company’s newest brand.The company has offered catering services before, but in a limited capacity. Before the addition of Charleston Hospitality Catering (CHC), all catering was handled in-house by each restaurant. The new company will allow CHG to offer catering out side of its restaurants and in a variety of venues.

As the catering division of the company, Charleston Hospitality Catering will offer catering services on location or in any of the company’s current restaurants. Gaffin will offer catering for private in-home events, university galas, gallery events, weddings, corporate functions, holiday galas, yacht receptions and much more. If you can dream it up, Charleston Hospitality Catering can create the perfect event for anyone.