We are having at the Moose Lodge and yes we Have a DJ for the whole thing and we are looking at having an outside wedding is what it is looking like because we are having a hard time finding a place to have the wedding
The moose lodge sounds great and woodsy. Be sure to have a "plan B" should it rain. Since it is September, I would recommend a nice fall them with lovely mixed oranges, golds, greens and light reds. You can decorate with these colors as well. For some nice decor, check out www.orientaltrading.com
Do a search for "fall leaves"
I think the idea of getting a caterer who could provide a bunch of tasty appetizers, like small cups with mac & cheese, chicken sate on skewers, asian dumplings, mini burgers, fried shrimps, crabbed-stuffed mushrooms, italian or swedish meatballs, smoked salmon and cream cheese swilrs, and some carved meats would be good. Depending on your budget, you can have them cater everything, or part of it. You and close family members could make pasta and rice dishes, crudite and dip, Sweet & sour chicken wings, mini quiches, fall vegetables and such. Everything should be colorful. You should also get a signature drink using the color amber or orange like a "tequila sunrise" or "Cîroc Lola" or a rum punch that is mixed with fruit juices. See links:http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/parties/wedding/wedding-signature-cocktail-recipeshttp://www.food.com/browse/top/288/81
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