“Food, Glorious Food”, crooned Lionel Bart, something that we all agree with. Food is something no one can claim not to be affected by; it is so much a part of everyone that wars have been fought for it and people have found friends because of it. In fact, at a wedding, it gains the prominence that it never enjoys on any other day. Most people go to weddings for the food (yes, you too!) and often come home talking about how good or bad it was. Since it is of so much importance at a wedding, would you not want to choose the wedding catering company wisely, so that you do not end up with dissatisfied friends and family members? There are some things that will help you choose the right catering service for your special occasion better. Here are some considerations to choose the right wedding catering service that meets all your needs.
Choosing The Right Wedding Catering Service
Here’s how to choose the wedding catering service that suits your needs best:
What’s The Menu
It would do you good to have a rough idea, if not a totally concrete idea, of the type or types of food that you would like on the menu and any other service that you would require for the whole programme. Then, when you go around surveying all the various catering services, you will be able to demand what you want rather than settle for what they offer you. Remember, however, to carefully listen to them when they offer you the deal, just to make sure there is nothing hidden or not transparent.
Ask around as to which of the catering companies would suit your needs and your pockets best. In case you are thinking of keeping both a vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian buffet, you should know which of the companies is best on those matters. Since marriage caterers are always chosen with care, people who have got their children married will know better. However, some marriage halls come with their own in-house catering, so you will have to make it clear to them as to what you want much before they actually begin the planning.
Taste, Don’t Waste
It would be best if you could schedule taste testings with each potential caterer. For all you know, everything may fall into place with a particular caterer – for instance, the menu as well as the variety – but if the food is subpar, you may want to continue the search!
Sit Down Or Stand Up
Since everything else is taken care of, you could also decide whether you want a sit-down or a buffet-style meal at your reception. Buffets allow people to have their own plates at a food station. However, would you like it if it took them ages to go through the buffet line, especially if you are inviting a large number of guests? While a sit-down meal may be more expensive because of the wait staff needed, it is the ideal choice if you want guests to start and finish eating simultaneously.
Find out if any of your guests require special food needs. Menus should contain kid-friendly choices if children will be present. Also, it is extremely important to make sure that the menu includes a vegetarian option.