Tips on Planning an Armenian Wedding
Written by Anoush Catering
Planning an Armenian wedding can be a lot of fun. But it can also be extremely overwhelming. Armenian weddings are usually large, formal events that require a lot of research, planning and money. Over the years, Armenian weddings have become less traditional, but there are still many couples who want to celebrate their union the classic Armenian way.
If you’re planning an Armenian wedding, but don’t know where to start, don’t fret. Here are a few wedding planning tips brought to you by Anoush Catering in Los Angeles, one of the leading Armenian wedding caterers in Southern California.
Book an Armenian banquet hall. Banquet halls are usually reserved a year in advance, which is why the first thing on your list should be to book an Armenian wedding hall. There are many reasons why it’s important to reserve an Armenian hall as opposed to a hotel or banquet hall that is not Armenian.
The first reason is size. Armenian weddings are known to be large, usually from 300 to 500 guests or more. Armenian banquet halls cater to this nationality and have giant halls that can accommodate your guest list. The second reason to book an Armenian banquet hall is because the staff, menu, and facilities usually cater to traditional weddings. A simple example is that most American halls have a curfew of 10 pm, while Armenian weddings have been known to go as late as 1 or 2 a.m.
Book an experienced Armenian wedding caterer. It’s not enough to find an event catering company that offers Armenian cuisine. It’s important to find one that is experienced in catering for Armenian weddings. Armenians are specific about their portions and the type of food they want featured at the wedding, which is why it’s best to go with a company that has been satisfying Armenian appetites and palettes for many years.
Book an Armenian wedding band. With the right venue and the right food, the only thing left is the entertainment. If you want an authentic Armenian wedding, book a popular Armenian wedding singer or band. Just like the banquet hall, you will need to reserve the band or singer at least a year in advanced.
Go American on the details. While it’s important to have an Armenian banquet hall, Armenian food, and Armenian entertainment, the rest of the items on the to-do list, such as photographer, videographer, don’t have to Armenian businesses to make an impact on your wedding day. In fact, it might be cheaper if you don’t.
Anoush Catering is one of the top caterers in Los Angeles, offering Middle Eastern, Italian, and French foods.