Wedding Catering Ideas

Wedding Catering Ideas


Wedding reception is one of the most important parts of the day and how you work with your wedding catering service is critical as to how the whole thing comes off. However, if you’re smart in your dealings you can get a fabulous reception and maybe even save some money for the honeymoon.

One thing you need to realize is that the catering company probably wants to supply everything so if you’re thinking about saving money by bringing in your own champagne or cake this might not go over so good. The reason for this is that if everything is not just right it reflects poorly on the catering company and that’s not good for business. You’ll probably find that many catering companies have developed a network of complementary business associates who can provide you with all the things you need to make your reception a success. You may find that they are a one-stop shop for things like bands, floral designers and cake decorators.

Hosting a big event can be overwhelming and a challenging task for even the most organized person. If you are catering it yourself, you have the added stress of figuring out what food to buy and in what quantities as well as coordinating the cooking and preparation of the food.

If you have specific catering requirements like needing Halal or Kosher meals then the venue may not be able to accommodate your wedding or they may allow you to book outside caterers.

Choosing a caterer

If your reception is going to be in a facility that does not provide food, you will need to hire Wedding caterer. Your wedding caterer will be responsible for preparing, cooking, decorating and serving the food for your wedding.

Your Wedding caterer can also be responsible for beverages and for cleaning up after the event. Before signing a contract, make sure you understand all the services your wedding caterer will provide. Draw up a shortlist of potential caterers and arrange an appointment to discuss your specific requirements and compare prices and services. Ask to see specific example menus, price list and testimonials from other brides and grooms and inquire about the type of wedding packages they offer. Ask each caterer the same questions about their service, ingredients and any added extras so you get comparable quotes from each.

Now that you have decided on the type of reception venue you want then it is time to choose between using the in-house catering on offer, hiring an outside catering firm or catering yourselves.

Many venues have in-house caterers that provide all the food and drink services for celebrations held there. These caterers will be familiar with the styles of meal that their chefs specialize in and will also be able to provide tables and chairs, linen, crockery, glasses, waiting staff and some decorations.

If there is no in-house catering then ask for recommendations from the venue or friends or relatives. Also check the Yellow Pages and local newspapers for contact

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