As any bride can attest to is that there are a numerous decisions that go into planning a wedding. As a wedding guest however, one of the most memorable parts of the wedding is the food. Choosing the right wedding caterer for your day is a very important. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right caterer.
Are you planning a sit down meal, buffet, or finger foods? Are you going with a theme or do you have a specific menu in mind. Do you have your own recipes that you would like to serve? Once you have those answers, you are ready to begin your search.
If you wedding date is in the heat of wedding season or on a holiday or another popular date, make sure to book your caterer early. Otherwise another bride will snatch your caterer and you will have to start the search all over again. It is recommended to try to book your caterer at least 6 months in advanced.
The best way to begin your search is to talk to other people. If someone in your office just got married, ask her about the experience. Talk to your family and friends. Take your search online especially if you are having a location wedding. For an example if you were having a wedding in Columbus just type catering in Columbus and the popular choices will pop up. Read the caterer’s reviews.
After you have the list narrowed down, schedule sampling interviews. You are going to want to taste the food that will be served at your wedding. No matter how good of reputation the caterer has, the food may be not what you are looking for. Make sure to ask about a kids menu. Do they take food allergies into consideration?
Another important piece of information to know is what is all included in the catering price. Do they supply linens and everything needed to serve the meal or do you have to rent them separately? How long before the reception do they need to set up and how long to clean up? Is the wedding cake and cutting included in their services or are they separate as well? Do they set up an area for the other hired services like the photography and DJ to eat?
The last thing any bride wants is for the guests to remember the wedding for the bad food. When meeting with your caterer come prepared with your list of questions. Listen to their suggestions and even if they are not what you are looking for be appreciative of what they do. Be ready to sample a variety of food.