How To Choose A Wedding Caterer

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Now days, it seems like everyone has a dietary restriction. Add the religious or cultural values of one of the families, and you may be struggling to come up with a menu that satisfies everyone. Making wedding decisions is always tricky, but choosing an event caterer may be the hardest. Try a few of these tips to help you pick the right one.

Clarify Your Needs

With all things in life, you have to know what you want to get what you want. Don't start talking to caterers before you know exactly what you want, or you'll just end up wasting everybody's time. Get clear about the non-negotiables. If you need a caterer with experience preparing kosher meals, this eliminates a lot of options from the running.

Discuss Your Budget

To know what kind of caterer you should hire, you have to know your budget. Don't shop for a caterer until you have a hard number of how much you are willing to spend. Keep in mind that the food is an integral part of the wedding experience for your guest, so don't be afraid to splurge on a caterer.

Get Eating

You can read as many reviews as you want, but at the end of the day you won't know which caterer to hire until you've tasted what they can do. Organize tastings with your top choices, and don't be afraid to try many different caterers until you find the right one. If there are special requirements for your menu, be sure to relay this information to potential caterers before your tasting. You'll want to taste what they can do specifically for you, not what their best dishes are.

Talk to Your Venue

Before you choose your event catering team, you should ask your venue if they have any preferred caterers or requirements from caterers.  You should also find out if your venue can provide linens, china, and serving platters. If not, your caterer may have to provide them.

Be Selfish

When you're planning a wedding, you have to balance a lot of other people's concerns. No doubt you'll have nagging family members eager to make demands and give unsolicited opinions. It's important to remind yourself that it's your special day, so be selfish. You want to look back and remember an evening that was perfect for you, not perfect for your mother-in-law. Ultimately, you should choose the caterer and menu that YOU love.


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