Wedding & Function
Wedding & Function

Wedding Catering

Likely to be the aspect that commands the lion’s share of your wedding budget, choosing the catering and indeed wedding caterers, could determine whether your reception will be as memorable as your first kiss or the one thing that flopped the most.

Here are a few tips to keepp in mind regarding your wedding catering

  1. Make a list of various wedding caterers, carefully observe their wedding menu’s and make sure that it ties in with your planned wedding theme.
  2. Find out whether your wedding caterer can arrange a pre-ceremony tasting of what they can offer
  3. Set a budget per head that includes drinks - then make sure you stick to it, whatever happens.
  4. Get all quotes from wedding caterers in writing and ask them to specify everything included, such as cutlery, crockery and linen.
  5. If curbing high costs are essential, don’t be hesitate in asking if your wedding caterer can eliminate some of the more expensive items.
  6. Ask the catering manager at your wedding reception for advice on your menu planning.
  7. Get into PI mode and look for some background info either online or from anyone that might have used their services before. Although they may seem competent and their food might be fresh, additional research might reveal an aspect that could result in you having a change of heart.
  8. If you want a wedding reception at home, consider a marquee in the garden to add extra space. Doing your own catering will save money but it can be time-consuming and stressful.
  9. If self-caterng make sure you arrange for additional help.