Weddings are always important and intimate events. However, this just means they are a stressful event as well. So, a few tips can always help, especially when it comes to something as big as taking care of catering on the big day. This article discusses some of the key things you need to take care while managing the catering department on your wedding.
A commonly said phrase is – ‘the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.’ Though this is definitely true, it is so for all humans. Food matters. And this is why you need to know what you are doing when you are booking your catering for your wedding day. After all, hungry people would make for poor wedding photos. So here are some essential points you must take care of when it comes to catering at your wedding.
1) Choose the best
When it comes to food, make no compromises. Go for the best catering service you can afford. However, make sure you can actually afford them. Check costs and prices with a few caterers to ensure you get the best deal. Have contingency money for unexpected catering calamities. After all, you need to fit this in your budget and afford the best your money can buy.
Choosing a renowned service provider from the many catering suppliers available would also add an element of glamour to your wedding day, and we could all do with some glamour, right?
2) Food grade
Especially for big and grand weddings, you need to make sure that the catering service you choose has all the permits required. You also need to ensure that their equipment is competent to make both the quantity and quality of food the event demands. Doing these basic background checks will make sure that you are insured in the case of a food disaster.
3) Space for utilities
Always show the caterer the venue beforehand. This is the key especially if you are outsourcing catering to a third party vendor. You want to make sure that the caterers have enough room to do their jobs well on the final day. Make sure that space you are providing them is adequate for their cooking equipment. Also, make sure there is enough space to park their vehicles to bring the food and other supplies, at the venue. Making sure your caterer is happy will go a long way in having a smooth and stress-less catering experience.
4) Abundance is good.
Make sure that you have enough cutlery and serving dishes and what not for the final day. Also, make sure the catering supplier you choose to have extra small wares, in the case of emergencies. Tackling these possible problems beforehand will ensure that you will not have to worry about disasters on your big day.
5) Dietary Restrictions.
Go big or go home! Be extravagant with your food choices. But it is also a good idea to be safe. Make sure to serve food that doesn’t have too many common allergens – such as peanuts. If you do, make sure you serve options. Also, have vegetarian, non-vegetarian and vegan options. After all, you want all your guests to have a good time.
If you have taken these precautions, then all should be good. And you can proceed to you big day without worrying too much about the catering service you have chosen. There are many catering suppliers out there, but only a few can give you what your event demands. So, choose wisely.