Sparkling Start To 2019!

Christmas may be over and the New Year has begun and while some people might be suffering from January blues, Ginger Snap are back in the kitchen and loving hearing all your amazing stories of popping the question!

If you are one of those lucky people starting 2019 with a sparkling, shiny new ring, CONGRATULATIONS!!

The engagement period is full of love, excitement and joy. However, when it comes to planning your big day, it can seem a little daunting…

FEAR NOT!! We are here to help and steer you in the right direction! And we can’t wait!

To get you ready to plan your big day, Ginger Snap have put together 5 simple steps that will set you on the right track:

.1. The first thing you need to think about is WHERE your wedding day is going to take place. From marquees in your garden to fairytale castles, barns, tipis and anything in between, we are happy to cater at any of the above and we can supply or help you find everything you need.

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REMEMBER: venues book up fast, so speak to them quickly, organise a viewing and work out their availabilities as soon as you can!

2.  Something that normally comes with deciding WHERE your big day will take place is WHEN.  Start to think about the time of year that you would like to get married.   For us it is useful to know a rough time of year so that we can supply you with ideas that are specific to your season.

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We are open for bookings in both 2019 and 2020, so if you have a date in mind, get in touch and check our availabilities.

3.  Next, you need to work out HOW MANY guests will be attending. Make a list of those who you want to share in this special day, from your nearest and dearest, to that slightly embarrassing distant relative, often seen “dad dancing” in the corner.  This is key for staying on target with budget and choosing a location that accommodates your guests perfectly.


And now for the important bit…

4.  FOOD!

Ginger Snap pride ourselves in providing an unforgettable experience, with unique and stunningly presented canapés, a spectacular 3-course wedding breakfast and delicious late food; accompanied by immaculate service.

Ginger Snap LOVE canapés and are constantly coming up with fresh, new ideas to wow our guests.  From campfire potatoes with fresh black truffle, to boneless, spiced chicken wings served with homemade plum ketchup; using plums from our garden, we can always guarantee that our canapés will look beautiful and taste incredible!

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When it comes to the wedding breakfast, there are two ways that you can go…

Your first option is to serve a ‘plated’ meal to every person, which is a very spoiling way of entertaining your guests.  This approach never fails to WOW, presenting each individual with identical, beautifully presented food, delicious food, accompanied by flawless service from the waiting staff.

Alternatively, ‘family style’ is slightly more relaxed and interactive, with wonderfully presented sharing platters placed on the tables for guests to help themselves.

Extra evening guests or not, if you’re drinking and dancing into the night, it’s always a good idea to have something to replenish your tired limbs. Ginger Snap love to provide fun late food options; from freshly made masa harina tacos; made in front of your guests and served from behind our traditional market stall, to classic bacon or pulled pork rolls… YUM!


5.  The final thing to think about is the drinks services that you require. Are you hoping for free-flowing drinks all day, or would you rather a pay bar in the evening?  All of these can be arranged by Ginger Snap however it is useful for us to know before we write up a quote.


Now that you’ve thought about these five steps, it’s time to GIVE US A CALL!!  We would love to chat and begin creating a bespoke package specific to your venue, numbers, requirements and food preferences!


We can also help you with sourcing photographers, bands and we can even supply your table decorations!

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We are very much looking forward to hearing from you!

For enquiries call us on 0131 554 4475, or email

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