You have picked the wedding date, now two of the first things you should do is pick the venue and caterer. Some brides get lucky and find a venue that provides catering service, some are not that lucky and have to go on a hunt – and that can be tricky. Food and drinks will most likely be the largest part of your budget so picking a caterer with top notch service can be overwhelming. Consider the following tips to help you kick start the hunt for your perfect caterer.
First and foremost, set a budget as to how much you want to spend on food for your guest. Ask about options and what will be available to you within your budget. Having a budget will allow a caterer to realistically put together options for you. Ideally, a great caterer should be able to provide a package to suit your needs.
No pun intended! Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, make sure to get proposals from different catering companies. This way you can compare menu options, service and cost. It is always important to ask for specifics! Your job is to provide them with the number of guests and the style of food you are looking for, it’s their job to provide the rest.
The fun part, tasting! This can be a little tricky if you haven’t made your final choice since companies usually don’t provide tastings until a contract has been signed. But you can find ways around it, like finding out if attend expos or special events. Tasting will allow you know to fully grasp what style, quality and presentation of the food.
Finally, the service they provide. You want to not only love the taste of the food but also impress your guest with amazing service. You want your catering company to have great wait staff, one with great attention to detail, enthusiastic and exciting. Your wedding deserves that!
We at Legacy Catering and Events provide a wide variety of menu options and custom services. We have a team committed to provide a unique guest experience. Your day is very important to us! So ask away! Head over to Legacy Catering and Events for a look at our menus and contact information to plan your next visit!