It can be a hard task to choose your wedding caterer. Catering will take up more than half of your wedding budget. Finding top-notch services from your caterer is important as you will be spending a lot of money on the catering. Another prime factor of your event other than the vows will be the food and drinks. Choosing the right catering services will leave a long-lasting impression on your guests. Finding a caterer can get tricky. Choose your caterer after finding a venue. You will have to find a caterer if your venue doesn’t provide on-site catering. Below is a guideline on finding catering services for you.
Figuring out your budget is of primal importance. As stated before, catering can take up to half of your wedding budget. In order to ensure you spend wisely do careful planning. Once you allocate a sum to catering, you can find the company that meets your food and drinks requirements and also that is affordable. Catering companies offer packages and you can choose the best for you from them. Giving your caterer your budget will help as they will be able to recommend a package for you. A reputable caterer will give you sample menus that fit your taste and budget.
Its essential to enquire what your fee on the venue includes. If your venue won’t be providing you with dinnerware and linens for your ceremony, your caterer should provide them. The fee can be way higher than you expected when tablecloth and glassware are factored in. It is important to ask your caterer if the quote they give you is inclusive of VAT. Getting a quote with no VAT will lead to unexpected costs. Ensure you get as many proposals as you can for the catering. Cost, service and menu options can be compared from multiple quotations. Give your caterer the headcount and get the specifics. Your caterer will propose the number of courses, waiters, bartenders, coordinators, and chefs. With this kind of information from multiple caterers you can narrow on your choice.
Having a tasting is important. This will ensure that you are happy with your menus and make corrections where necessary. When you have a tasting you get to experience firsthand the quality and presentation of your caterer’s work. Have a tasting with your top three choices. Most caterers only offer to taste on contracting them. You can experience their work however before signing with them by attending one of the events they have catered to or attending diners that some catering companies offer for the potential clients. With these tips, you are sure to find the right caterer for you.