Serving food is not as easy as it seems. There are various components to it that can change the whole set-up of a wedding such as how many people are being served, the type of food that is being served, and even the venue. The menu that you are after can also bring about certain stresses to you and the caterers if not executed properly. In order to avoid unnecessary problems occurring, here are a couple of catering tips that you need to remember for your wedding day.
Set a Budget
Before everything else, it is important that you set a budget for your reception. Always be realistic about the budget and let your caterers know so that they can adjust to you. This also helps you and the caterer to be at the same page when creating the menu and giving you options for the food. Caterers can always adjust their menu according to the needs of the clients and according to their budget. Always ask for food options if you feel that a certain food in the menu is not to your liking.
The caterer must always understand what your needs are. Beyond the planning and the budget, a caterer who takes their job seriously will greatly help in the planning of your reception. This cannot be stressed enough as you want your wedding day to be as fun as possible with little to no problems happening during the event. Find the caterers that can help you have the best day of your life.
Be More Involved With The Menu
Be more involved with the preparation of your wedding such as creating the menu, what kind of food you want to serve, what the guests would enjoy more, and other relevant information that the caterers can work with. Not only will they appreciate your help but also they will understand you more so that in making decisions, they know how you will proceed. The planning process is just as important as the implementation and more than everyone else, it is your opinion that matters most.
Take Note Of The Reception Location
Take note of the location of your reception, the specifics of the whole venue can affect the caterer’s job. Make sure that there is space for the caterers to be able to move around and to prepare the food for the guests. This is so much more important if it is a big wedding as there is plenty of food being prepared and served thus a huge space is needed for all of the cutleries that will be used. Good service is one of the things that caterers want to offer you and your guests so give them their own space to do so.
Make Sure To Have A Balanced Menu
Create a menu that is balanced and with food that goes well with each other. Your caterer should be able to give you advice on what kinds of food complement one another. The food will help you set the atmosphere for the reception. It will also help the guests have a memorable time celebrating your wedding. The food experience is definitely something that you should look forward to.