Know the Mistakes to Avoid, so Your Wedding Day is Smooth Sailing

The wedding catering for your big day, plays an important role in celebrating your life with your new husband. It’s a representative of your tastes and enjoying the catering is a time to sit down with loved ones and re-energise after the stressful exchanging of vows.

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This is why your wedding catering needs to be on point and planned with precision. To help you get the best event catering for your big day, without a hitch, let’s take a look at the mistakes you need to avoid.

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Going Over Your Budget

It may be tempting to add in those super expensive deserts, or go for the out of your budget champagne as it’s your big day, but when the dust settles after the whirlwind of the wedding, you’ll wish you’d been a little more conservative with the purse strings. Staying within your budget, even if that’s small doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. Your wedding caterer will be able to work with you, to get the style and taste of menu you love, while staying within your means.

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Getting Hit With Extra Charges at the End

Make sure you’re aware of your wedding catering charges as a whole, before you commit to anything. Ask about any hidden charges and these could be; charges for glass breakages and wear, serving staff, extra charges for holidays/weekends and any extra charges for different dietary needs. Be upfront with your wedding caterer and ask for a full roundup of costs/extras and they should be only too happy to oblige.

Not Having Enough Food

The wedding day can be a long one, especially for young guests and as there will be plenty of drinks being poured. There might be long gaps between the ceremony and photos, then there might be speeches. A good idea is to serve canapés, to keep rumbling bellies and grizzly children happy and of course it’ll soak up the flowing champagne!

Serving the Wrong Style of Menu

You might want to push the boat out and serve a lavish five course meal, but if your guest list is pushing 100, you have to think of the time this will take. Large wedding catering ideas are to have a more buffet style event, where guests can help themselves and staff just keep the treats stocked up. It doesn’t have

to be boring – you could have themed stations like Mexican fajitas, cheese and meat and a range of other grazing tables to fit in with your style.

Not Finding out Specific Venue Regulations on Catering

Each venue will have its own set of rules regarding bringing event caterers into their space. It’s best to find this out early, so you don’t have to run around changing things at the last minute. Regulations can vary from venue to venue but some will include; fees charged, usage of cutlery and furniture, set-up/clean-up crew, timeframe allowed to serve alcohol and guest capacity. It’s best to talk with your preferred venue and get a rundown of their rules ahead of time.

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If you are planning to host a special occasion such as a wedding, a corporate event or simple office party, then you need to hire a professional team of event caterers. Here at Onepot Catering, we partner with you to make the whole process easy whilst creating an experience that is not only elegant, but memorable.

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    • 5 star review  We have used One Pot Catering for our Engagement Party to cater paella for 90 friends on a Saturday night. The food was delicious and abundant portions. All our friends were happy with the choices (seafood, vegetarian and meat) & quality. The organisation and payment for the service was very smooth and simple from a first contact with Mandy at head office up to the evening of our event when Wayne came on time, has been very friendly with our friends while preparing paella onsite and has left the place clean.We definitely recommend this Team!

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    • 5 star review  We went with a huuuge Paella and it was DEEEEElicious, everyone commented after the party how it good it was. Thank you, awesome work!

      thumb Nicolle Hann-Dunbavin
    • 5 star review  Provided catering for a party for 50 at Cammeray Golf Club in early October. A pleasure to deal with - made the planning easy with good suggestions re options and delivered on every front. Great food and excellent value.

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