Wedding Planning For Dummies
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The number of servers included in your wedding-reception contract will vary depending on the venue, its service standards, and the event's degree of formality,. This table lists the suitable amounts of staff for different types of wedding receptions:

Type of Service Recommended Number of Servers
Formal, multi-course meal 1 to 2 waiters per 10 to 12 guests
Simple menu or buffet 1 waiter per 25 guests
Pre-dinner cocktails 1 bartender per 50 to 75 guests, combined with wine passed by waiters

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Marcy Blum (New York, NY), is the co-author of previous editions and a world-renowned event planner who has orchestrated lavish functions for Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Billy Joel and Katie Lee, the Rockefeller family, and Regis and Joy Philbin. Blum is recognized by such publications as New York magazine, who named Marcy their first (and only) "Best Wedding Planner." She frequently contributes her expertise in food, entertaining and decorating as a writer for InStyle Weddings, Town & Country, and?Modern Bride. Blum is often featured and called upon as an industry leader for Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, People, and Brides, and has hosted segments on?The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live! With Regis and Kelly, Dateline and Top Chef.

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