A wedding can be a very exciting time in anyone’s life. However, weddings can also be stressful, especially during the planning process. Many want their wedding to be absolutely perfect, and lament over each choice they must make for the event, from the dress, to the DJ. However, if you are looking for the right catering company, there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure you are getting the best. Here are our tips about what to look for in any wedding catering companies:
Your wedding caterers (or any you are considering) should offer you the upmost in service. You are, after all, the customer. Just so you know what kind of service to expect, meet with your caterer several times before the actual wedding. Ask them about what services they will or will not provide. You will also want to ask friends and family members for recommendations about catering services that go above and beyond for their customers.
Great food is, of course, very important. You want your food to stand out above the rest. In order to do this, ask your caterer if they have a specialty, or a dish they are very good at. If they say yes, put it on the menu. If not, ask they for a tasting session of a variety of meals, appetizers, drinks, or other dishes they would like to provide for your wedding. Most professional services are more than happy to do this for prospective customers. In order to check on presentation, ask to see weddings they have done previously in the past (most services will have photos, or will have photos posted online, or on their social media pages). Then, pick something that you find both intriguing, as well as memorable.
Finally, you want to be sure that the price you spend for your wedding catering services is right. Normally, catering services are willing to help you work within a budget. Simply ask them! However, if your caterer seems unwilling to work with you on your budget, chances are, you may want to find a new caterer. Or, if their prices seem outrageous, even if their food is divine, you may also consider another business to do the job. Check with a few catering services in the local area to estimate what you think a good price would be for the number of people you want to have at your wedding.
Willingness to Work with You
You will want to book your caterer much earlier than your wedding (about 9 months since they are in such high demand). But after that decision has been made, you want to know that the wedding catering service will work with you. Ask your venue for recommendations about catering services. Sometimes, they will have great tips about who has worked with them most willingly in the past, or may have a list of preferred catering services in the area.