Hints and Tips on Finding the Right Caterer
No matter whether you are intent on having a buffet, sit down affair or informal gathering. Your wedding breakfast will be one of the most important parts of the day and one your guests will certainly look forward to.
You should take into consideration your venue, the theme and tone of your occasion and your guests when it comes to deciding what to serve your guests. All of these decisions will involve choosing the right caterer.
Ask for Recommendations
Word of mouth recommendations are vital to the success of the business as with any service provider. Ask friends and family if they know of any good caterers or if they know someone who would. Your venue may be able to supply you with a list of recommended caterers that they have worked with or a list of caterers chosen by other couples. Also consider asking your other service providers, such as your florist and photographer as they may have a list of contacts acquired through their work with weddings.
They do fit the Bill
A good caterer should be able to suggest a menu that will suit your wedding style and budget. Ask for menu’s and prices from several and try to pay each on a visit if possible to discuss your ideas, requirements and budget. Don’t just hire the first caterer you come across.
It’s a good idea to have a tasting session of the dishes offered on your menu before the wedding day. Ask to taste dishes from a choice of menus if possible. A tasting session will help you to determine the quality of the food, the presentation and the menu or dishes you want. Take this opportunity to also finalize your wine list to suit the dishes you have chosen.
Ask for Testimonials
Many people who have received good service and happy with that particular company will send a note of thanks to show their appreciation for the service received. Ask to see a selection of these, before making your final decision. It is always a good idea to read what other people have said about a particular company.