A wedding is one of the most memorable and important days of your life. You don’t want any kind of mishap and you want it to be flawless. It’s easy to overlook things because of all the many other things that have to considered.
If you don’t plan properly and end up rushing around to get things done, this can be a recipe for disaster. Planning a wedding can be quite difficult so you need to understand everything that it entails, not just the big stuff.
There are some basic things that every wedding consists of such as, flowers, a venue for the reception and of course, the wedding food. You want everything in your wedding to be perfect and your wedding food must be delicious and you need food that covers all your guests’ tastes.
It’s important to be aware of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to the wedding catering. If you know them in advance, you can avoid them so that all your guests will be happy.
Have the Right Budget
Food is an important part of your wedding budget. Too often, people think they should skimp on the catering so they can spend more on something else. It’s important that you find a caterer that will work within your budget while still giving you enough options so that all of your guests will be able to enjoy their meal.
If it is too limiting, some of your guests may not be able to partake in the food that is available. Be sure that you have food that will satisfy all types of diets and lifestyles.
Do It Yourself?
Unless you are experienced in catering, taking on the task of feeding a large crowd can be overwhelming You have enough to worry about and feeding everyone is a huge undertaking. When planning your wedding, get a catering company so you know that everyone will be served and enjoying their meal.
Hiring the Right Caterer
Be sure that you research the catering company that you are considering. It’s best to get recommendations from friends and families that have first-hand experience with their food and services. This way, you can be sure that you are getting your money’s worth and that they will be there and the food will be served on time.
Don’t Forget To Have a Food Tasting
Although you may get a recommendation from friends and family, it’s important that you schedule a day to taste the foods that you choose. You want to taste the foods that you are putting on the menu so you can be assured that the food is up to your standards and tastes.
The best wedding caterer will offer you a wide variety of options if you aren’t sure of what to put on your wedding menu. This will allow you to narrow down the selections that you offer your guests. Don’t be afraid to let the caterer know what you like or don’t like while tasting so they can better serve your needs.
Don’t Go Overboard
Although looking at all the food available is fun, don’t offer too many options to your guests. This can result in a lot of waste which is going to cost you more.
If you do go for a buffet style option, offer a few different sides and two or three types of meats.
If you are offering a plated meal, you can offer a side salad, two meat options, two sides, and dessert. You could even skip serving a dessert and instead choose to have a dessert table filled with decadent treats.
You can offer something special for vegetarians. Be sure that if you are serving a meal instead of having a buffet that you include the meal choice in the invitation and as part of the RSVP.
The food for your reception is one of the main events of the wedding day. Be sure that you the wedding catering company you choose satisfies both your budget and your palette.