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.
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.
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.
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.