What’s behind the ultimate wedding catering experience, the food, the cake, and many other well thought out details help create an unforgettable event. Just ask someone you know to show you their wedding photos and you’ll know what I mean when I say, wedding catering does last forever. Besides, if you have a wedding at a top venue like the Floral Terrace, don’t go cheap with the food.
One thing everybody remembers is the reception. So, it’s important to choose wedding food catering services carefully.
In short, even the smallest weddings are huge events. When you’re planning one, there are so many details that require particularly close attention: the engagement announcements, the engagement party, choosing a venue, the bride’s dress, bridesmaid dresses, the bridal shower and much more.
Set up an interview
When interviewing potential wedding caterers, ask about their education and training, the number of years they’ve been in the business and for a list of venues they’ve serviced. Ask for client references and be sure to follow up.
Find out about their specialty. Do menu options change with the seasons? Most caterers use fresh ingredients that happen to be in season at the time of a scheduled event. And they create beautiful presentations.
One important part of the interviewing process is sampling the menu. Even if you haven’t settled on every single dish you plan to serve, a caterer can give you a good idea of their cooking skills by scheduling a food tasting.
Keep in mind, some caterers for weddings can also design your wedding cake. You can schedule a tasting of different types of cakes as well.
Different ways to celebrate
There are many different types of wedding food and catering ideas to choose from.
If you’re goal is catering for a wedding on a budget, breakfast and brunch receptions are gaining popularity.
They are usually quite affordable if and can consist of something as simple as a menu of sweet breads, pastries and fresh fruit.
An elegant cost cutting idea for an evening reception that’s very popular is a cocktail style celebration where various hors d’oeuvres are presented along with drinks.
Of course an elegant, four course, sit down meal never goes out of style.
Buffets also remain popular. Restaurant wedding receptions are ideal for this sort of celebration since everything required to serve your guests is right there at your fingertips.
Whether you’re planning an intimate backyard garden reception, restaurant wedding reception or a reception in a lavish banquet hall, catering can make your life a lot easier.
You can request different levels of service from food preparation and delivery services only to a fully trained staff providing food prep, set up, serving and clean up duties.
Stick to the budget
When you’re planning the wedding day of your dreams, you don’t have to go broke doing it. Here are a few tips that can help control your expenses:
Caterers usually quote fees based on the number of guests. Many caterers have a base head count of 100. If you will only be inviting 75 guests, ask the company if you will automatically be charged for the base number of guests.
Find out if tips and taxes are automatically included in price quotes so that you don’t pay them more than once. Ask whether the quoted price includes table linens, napkins, glassware, flatware and dishes. Normally there is an extra charge. Knowing what you want and sticking to your budget can make working with wedding catering expert can be a positive experience.
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