Choosing a caterer for your reception can seem like a daunting task, but we’ve got some tips to help you make the process a bit easier.
Tip 1: Discuss it with your planner
First, talk with your wedding planner to see what caterers they would recommend. It’s best not to go into the process by choosing at random. Most likely, your wedding planner has trusted vendors they commonly work with to give you that excellent wedding reception food.
Tip 2: Menu Themes
Consider whether you want a specific theme for your food or if you want to have a variety of the caterer’s most loved dishes. If you are doing a multicultural wedding, ask if the caterer can deliver the kind of cultural dishes you’d expect.
Tip 3: Check with your venue provided if they have an in-house caterer.
You may have less bargaining power if your wedding venue reception offers its own in-house catering service. However, you can still negotiate a discount since it’s a packaged deal.
Tip 4: Food Safety
Ask what they offer to guests with food aversions. This will ensure safety and fun for all.
Tip 5: Taste Testing
Set up multiple taste tests and go with your gut.
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Levi Armstrong says
I like your advice about setting up multiple taste tests with various wedding caterers to find the right one to hire. Stephanie, my sister, is looking for a wedding caterer in the city. She’s getting married to her boyfriend of six years in November, so she could use your tips!
Congratulation to your sister!
Yes, I do believe food is one of the most important aspects of the wedding.
Make sure you do a food tasting to pick which caterer or menu will be the best fit for the wedding.
Am happy to help if she’s in need of a planner.