Weddings are joyous occasions, it is a time to connect with friends and family to celebrate love. Choosing a right wedding caterer can make or break your wedding reception. The wedding location is not supposed to be a hindrance to access the catering services of a company. If the wedding ceremony is being held at a church, an open field or a hall, a catering service should be aware. There can be hesitations by the catering company depending on the capacity of the event and the location of the said event. As a wedding planner it is important that you are aware of the versatility of the catering company.
Understand The Caterers Offer
For efficiency and effective services a catering company should be present in the venue. Wedding planners should note that there may be additional charges charged by the wedding caterer such as travelling costs. Confirmation of the ability to travel to at the specified location by the catering company is important.
Cross Check Venue Guiding Principles
Hiring a caterer can be ideal but there are some facilities that do not allow caterers from different companies to cater for events. Since different venues have different rules, wedding planners can check whether the catering option provided by the venue owners is up to their standards.
Cross Check The Catering Package For The Wedding
Some catering companies offer a variety of food options where the wedding planner can choose from. One should therefore check through the menu options of a particular caterer before settling for them. A wedding planner should be able to fulfill the customers’ needs and the wedding planner should ascertain this. It is also good to discuss the cost of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Some catering companies do not offer alcoholic drinks in their catering options according to their policies. A wedding planner should take note that some catering companies have a policy against the supply of alcoholic drinks. Confirming the mode of payment of the drinks is important.
Wedding caterers should be versatile
Wedding planners should look out for caterers who are not rigid when it comes to changing the menu. Depending on a specific couple, the menu needs will vary from one couple to another. Wedding planners will at times request special meals for guests with different dietary needs. Since some catering companies do not offer baking services, they should be able to recommend a suitable baking service provider to provide the wedding cake. Confirming the booking of the specific wedding caterer early will enable the wedding planner to get the peace of mind they need before the wedding. Confirmation of payment terms by the wedding caterer should be an important item on the wedding planning checklist to avoid any inconveniences.