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Whether you are working with a boutique catering and event planning company (like LUX Catering & Events) or not, tastings (or taste tests) are a common part of the catering and event planning process. Almost all caterers provide either paid or complimentary tastings as part of the event planning process, allowing there is still plenty of time between when you start your event planning relationship with your caterer and your event. While it's unlikely, if your caterer doesn't offer you one there are several important reasons why you should request one or choose a caterer that offers one. While each company has different policies or experiences with their tastings, at LUX Catering and Events we see our tastings as an integral component in the road we share with our clients in the event planning process and consider our tastings the pre show of our boutique catering experience that will culminate in their stunning event! Here is what you can expect from your boutique catering experience when working with Utah's premier caterer and event planner  as well as why all catering clients should request a tasting before they book a caterer. Boutique catering from LUX Catering & Events - the premier Utah catering and event planning company
Most people know that there are privately and publicly held companies, non-profits, LLCs (or limited license companies), INCs (incorporated), etc. While non-profits are their own separate type of business that is taxed and reviewed differently, with a much different business goal than other for-profit companies, even for-profit companies have  their own different classifications. Most companies like LLCs are known as S Corps, but there are also C Corps. Most of these distinctions have to do with how the business is taxed. However, there is a separate, and we believe and more distinctive, designation that companies in Utah may now be classified as. A Benefit Corporation. Several years ago, SB 133 was signed into law allowing Utah businesses to change their business designation to that of a benefit corporation - LUX Catering & Events was one of the first 13 businesses to jump aboard and take advantage of the new law and change our status from and S-Corp to a Benefit Corporation. What is a benefit corporation - with LUX Catering & Events, Utah's premier sustainable caterer and event planners

So, what exactly is a Benefit Corporation?

We want to continue with our series on welcoming our newest team members as we continue to expand and grow as Utah's Best of State 2017 caterer and Utah's premier, award-winning catering and event planning company! Today, we want to highlight our new Director of Floral Design and the head of our new sister company - LUX Floral and Design - Kelley Neal! Utah's premier floral designer, Kelley Neal, joins the team at LUX Catering & Events!
While it wasn't technically a royal wedding, Pippa Middleton's recent nuptials certainly were regal! Pippa, the sister to Duchess Kate and sister-in-law to the second-in-line king-to-be William, wed her "prince" this past weekend on May 20th in a highly publicized and anticipated affair. We, as many event and wedding professionals around the world, were eager to see all the details of this sure to be trendsetting wedding and were giddy with all the nuances. In particular, we were so excited to see the similarities between Pippa's wedding and our own regal wedding that we coordinated, planned, decorated and catered exactly one month before Pippa's! Here's a run down of LUX Catering & Event's own regal, trendsetting Utah wedding! Trendsetting Utah Weddings - Pippa Middleton's wedding compared to Utah Weddings by LUX Catering & Events  
As has been the story for the past several years, LUX Catering & Events has been growing exponentially, almost faster than we can keep up with! A part of growing is welcoming on new team members to our crew! We've recently welcomed several new editions to the LUX family and we want to introduce them to you all! First is our new bakery manager, Sonia Strong!
How to get unique engagement photography that stands out with LUX Catering & Events - Utah's premier wedding caterers and wedding planners It is officially spring and we are getting closer and closer to our spring wedding coming up for Bryan and Katie! Last time, we unveiled to you the stunning and meticulously restored Wall Mansion/Thomas S. Monson Center where the wedding will be held as well as what to expect at your first wedding consultation. Today, we are going to hear about our bride and groom's experience with having their engagement pictures taken as well as find out how you can get unique engagement photos that stand out to your friends and family. Unique engagement photography in a book store. With Dav.d Photography and LUX Catering & Events - Utah's premier wedding photographer and wedding planner
Wedding planning consultation help from LUX Catering & Events - Utah's premier wedding planners and wedding caterers As wedding planners, it is our joy to make your dream wedding a reality. But in order for us to do that, we have to have a very clear understanding of what your dream wedding looks like. To do this, we schedule a couple consultations with each couple so we can get to know you, your relationship and the special details of your love, your ideas on themes, colors, flowers, food, etc. We've already had our first consultation with our lovely couple getting married this spring. Here are some tips to help make your first consultation go smoothly and successfully:
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Wedding dress shopping advice from a bride who's been there

Wedding dress shopping can be one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning for the bride... or one of the most frustrating. For all future and current brides out there who have not yet begun wedding dress shopping or who hasn't yet found the perfect dress, you are in luck! We are checking in with our bride, Katie, on our Wedding Journey serie about her experience with wedding dress shopping as well as wedding dress shopping advice she can give. Wedding Dress Shopping advice for brides with Lux Catering and Events - Utah's premier wedding caterers and wedding planners
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Engagement Ring Shopping Help and Insight

We've just come out of the busy summer wedding season and we are eagerly jumping into the warm, fuzzy and relaxed autumn wedding season. We are looking forward to seeing all the rich colors, warm drinks, and sweet cuddles of those fall weddings. But in the meantime, we want to check back in with our cute couple planning a spring wedding with Lux Catering and Events next year! We have the fun opportunity to hear from the groom, Bryan, about his eye-opening experience with engagement ring shopping as well as to hear some advice for engagement ring shopping help for all you soon-to-be-grooms (and brides - rock on ladies!). What not to do when engagement ring shopping