Your wedding day is one of the most important, and expensive, of your life and as such you want it to be perfect. One of the millions of factors that couples need to contend with is their choice of caterers, something that could prove disastrous if you make the wrong choice. But how do you decide? Do you allow the wedding venue to cater for your big day? This makes logistical sense, but are they going to provide you and your guests with the best dining experience? Will they even allow external caterers? So many questions that need answering, but there are some sensible considerations and steps you can take to try and get to your ideal choice of caterer a little bit easier.
Establish your budget before you do anything else
Expense is an unavoidable part of weddings, so before you start your hunt for a wedding caterer, make sure you know what your budget is. By starting your hunt knowing what your average cost aim is going to be and how much manoeuvrability you have from that number can make cutting out certain caterers that bit easier.
Start with your venue
There are many options to chose from, you may choose to host outdoors for example, so you’ll have different requirements for hosting an indoor event. Unless your wedding venue is something quite unusual, they will be used to catering for weddings and will have menus and plans in place ready to pull out when you booked. Since you have fallen in love with the venue, it makes sense to ask their opinions on your catering and hear what their proposals are before looking elsewhere. You never know you might get lucky first time and be happy with the options they provide.
Always shop around
You never know what you’ll find if you don’t look. There are plenty of companies akin to Dining Abode that offer fantastic catering services, but you should never simply take the first option presented to you. Do your research and make sure that you have several proposals to consider before making your final decision.
Consider all of the factors
Your wedding breakfast isn’t simply about the food; there is the waiting staff, table linen, chair covers, dinnerware and more to consider before making your choice. As well as this, it is good practice to pay close attention to the representatives you meet with and assess to yourself how confident, knowledgeable and enthusiastic they are. If they are unsure of themselves and their products or not a great communicator, how can you trust them with something as precious as your wedding day.
Don’t be afraid to ask for more
If you are struggling to make a decision and you’ve read all the reviews, don’t feel as though you can’t ask for another tasting of your top options if that’s what you need to make your final decision. Any catering company worth hiring will be accommodating to their customers and always want to help. After all, you want to make sure that you have one of the best wedding catering menus in Sydney, or wherever else in the world you may be, in front of your guests.