Wedding catering, by the numbers

Wedding catering, by the numbers

Even smaller independent restaurants can grab a share of the lucrative wedding reception market.

Competition is tough in the $51 billion wedding industry. But because attention to the caliber of food and drink that will be served to guests has become a key part of the wedding planning process, restaurants now have a better shot at making catered receptions a profitable sideline business. Numbers provided by a wedding-savvy family-owned restaurant might convince other operators they can make money from weddings, too.

That restaurant, Piccolo Trattoria, serves authentic Italian

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