It’s fall, which means it’s the perfect backdrop for couples to tie the knot. With so many things to organize, don’t let your catering planning bog you down. Here are a few things to remember when you are planning the food for your fall nuptials.
It’s you and your spouse’s special day. Asking questions about the specifics of the venue for your reception is never a bad idea. By asking questions you get everyone on the same page. It’s important to know if the venue you chose allows outside catering in the first place. It would be a shame if you found out too late that you have your mind set on an independent caterer and your venue of choice only allows their in-house service. Also, finding out about their technical and electrical capabilities can make things easier for all parties involved.
Knowing that the caterer is right for you takes more than simply reading a pamphlet. Yes, these will give you the basic notes on the services, but it’s very important to let your thoughts on the food known to the caterer. Set up a phone call or a meeting with them to get their input on how they’d like the evening to go. Setting things up with your caterer will make the event run much smoother and will ensure your wishes are completely fulfilled.
Wedding budgets can get out of control in a hurry if they aren’t managed properly. Since you’ll be creating a budget for the other aspects of your wedding, you should absolutely plan a budget for your catering service. Once your limits are set, you can go to your caterer with confidence. Your caterer should be willing to work within your budget and will be able to give you some suggestions on menu direction. They’ll be able to tell you straight away what’s possible in your budget and what isn’t. A great caterer won’t tell you they can make the impossible for cheap. Work with them to avoid going over budget.
Because it’s your special day, you have the option to make the menu as specific or as broad as you want. It’s important to let your caterer know about any food allergies and dietary needs as soon as possible. That being said, you shouldn’t have to force your dietary specifications on everyone coming to the wedding. A great caterer will be able to tow the line between what you and your spouse want to serve and what those tough-to-plan-for guests will want to eat.
With these tips at your disposal, you should have no problem finding the perfect company to cater your wedding. Look for a caterer with years of experience and happy customer reviews and you’ll no doubt have a great wedding with amazing food.
If you need a Macomb County caterer for your fall wedding this year, call Sopranos Catering today at: 586 772-1000