Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Five Things to look for in a Wedding Caterer

Wedding planning, while being extremely exciting, can also be very stressful. You have to decide on outfits for the bridal party, a venue, a colour scheme or theme and of course, a catering service. There are many caterers out there and it is important to know what to look for when planning for your big day.


Flexible Menu Options

There are many different dining options for weddings, and is important that your caterer has multiple options, so you can find a style of catering that is best suited to your wedding. Professional catering services, such as Noosh Catering offer multiple dining options including buffets, sit-down meals, three course banquets, canapés, finger foods and or tapas. It is also important that your caterer can adjust the menu and your catering package to your budget. Be clear about your personal budget and ideal dining options and find a caterer that is willing to create a menu meets your personal needs. 

Good Reputation

It is important that you choose a wedding caterer that has a good reputation in your area. You may like to ask your caterer how many weddings they typically do each year and how long they have been in the catering business. This will give you an indication of how reliable they are likely to be. These days you can often research the catering company or service online, by looking at their website and social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn).


Consideration of Special Food Needs

Every wedding is unique and so are the guests that will be attending. It is important that you are aware of any special dietary requirements of your guests. Good catering services will be accustomed to offering alternatives and alterations to their menu to suit those with food allergies, intolerances or other special food needs, such as veganism, vegetarianism and cultural and religious dietary requirements.
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Committed Staff

You want staff members that are wiling to go above and beyond on your special day. It is a good idea to contact your wedding catering team as early as possible and begin to build a rapport with them. Quite often, good caterers will offer to help to plan and assist with other aspects of the wedding such as event design, and recommending vendors for lighting, decoration and furniture hire.


Innovative Ideas

Just like with everything at your wedding, you want your catering to be unique and memorable. When choosing a caterer, look for services that are creative and innovative and provide ideas for serving and presenting your food. Ask them if they provide appetizer stations, serving platters and buffet tables and if they provide any decorations or décor along with them. The more they can supply the better.
Hiring wedding caters that are reputable, flexible, considerate, innovative and dedicated is essential when planning for your wedding. So what have been your experiences with wedding caterers? What do you think are the most important things to look for in a wedding caterer?
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