THE NO 1 COCKTAIL HOUR CROWD PLEASER?

When everyone puts in the efort. Not just the people who organised the party, but the guests, too. Tey should get up and dance, participate in everything and make great toasts.

Smoked salmon pizza with caviar. Trust me. It’s the hors d’oeuvre to kick of the evening right.

A BUFFET IS A CASUAL AFFAIR

If you want to go formal, then arrange an elegant seated dinner with calligraphed menus, and serve four or fve exciting courses rather than the typical three.

YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH CHAMPAGNE

Krug, Dom Pérignon, Laurent-Perrier…

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I love it on its own, or with seasonal fruit, in a Kir Royale or Bellini. If you can’t aford the real stuf, Prosecco is perfectly acceptable.

SCHEDULE TOASTS IN BETWEEN DANCE SETS

Some couples don’t like to interrupt the party with too many speeches, but you’ve gone through all the trouble to plan and decorate. Don’t rush it, either. Let people celebrate you.

YES, YOU’VE GOT TO SERVE CAKE

At my wedding, we had my favourite – strawberry and lemon.

ASK YOUR GUESTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR HONEYMOON

Travel is the best gif they can give you. A fight to Bora Bora is better than kitchen gadgets.

AND ASK FOR COOKING LESSONS, TOO

Cooking should be something youenjoy doing together. If one of you is the better chef, the other can do the chopping.

DEFINITELY HAVE AN AFTERPARTY

Ofer your guests delicious, simple guilty pleasures, like chocolate peanut butter rice pops (see below).

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