While I haven't been keeping up with my itemized, excell to-do list, I have managed to sign the "big two" contracts. We signed with the Sausalito Woman's Club earlier this month after changing our date. And I just signed the caterer agreement this morning. About 60% of our budget is now accounted for!
We're going with Alta Cuisine, who catered my cousin's wedding last month. The food is tasty, affordable and they're extremely professional. Their responsiveness put them in the lead over delicious, but too hippie-dippie, Back-to-Earth Catering.
Our menu starts with three passed appetizers: gorgonzola stuffed mushrooms, sesame-crusted seared ahi tuna and bison skewers. A bartender will work our spread of local wines, punch and microbrews. From there, everyone will sit down to a plated spinach salad. That gets cleared and the family style dishes come out. We're serving wine poached salmon, apple-stuffed pork tenderloin, baby potatoes and asparagus.
After dinner, the caterer is providing a fruit sauce and a fresh fruit spread to accompany the Carnegie Deli cheesecakes I'll order. Plus, coffee and tea.
Whew! Now that these two big decisions are done, it's on to the next round. When I get back from Paris, I need to book the parking shuttle, work with Jordan on the invites, get my antique lace dress washed, and book a florist for the bouquets and corsages. 10 months to go!