Wedding Catering Mistakes To Avoid
Wedding planning is not a walk in the park. Couples — brides, especially — have to keep track of many moving pieces to ensure everything runs smoothly. One of these pieces is wedding catering. Selecting a caterer, choosing the menu, and meeting guests’ dietary restrictions are just a few things couples need to take care of.
To avoid mistakes, when planning for wedding catering:
- Don’t overcomplicate the menu.
An extravagant wedding doesn’t require a complicated menu. In fact, luxury is often simple and minimal. So keep the menu simple enough for guests to understand and appreciate. Food is not the most memorable aspect of a wedding (though we definitely believe it’s extremely important) so don’t let it distract you from your big day.
- Don’t wait until the last minute to select a caterer.
Caterers need to know what you want at least a few weeks before the wedding so they can obtain all of the ingredients and plan the preparation and delivery. Caterers run a team of people, work with dozens of vendors and suppliers, and have other clients they’re working with, so be considerate of their time.
- Stick to your budget.
A professional caterer won’t push you to stretch your budget, and you shouldn’t either. Only look at foods within your budget to avoid making poor financial decisions before you even say “I do”.
- Know your venue.
Find out which amenities are offered by your venue. A caterer will need to know if the venue offers the space and equipment they need to make the final touches on your food.
- Check the caterer’s history.
Don’t pick food you’ve never tried before. Don’t pick food without tasting it first, either. Read customer reviews, ask for referrals, and do your research before choosing a wedding caterer.
- Offer choices for sensitive guests.
Be sure to ask guests about food allergies, sensitivities, and other special diets. Ask your caterer if they’re able to meet guests’ dietary restrictions in advance of the big day.
- Choose a menu you love.
Just because the food sounds fancy and delicious doesn’t mean you or your guests will love it. Your wedding is about you and you should celebrate with food you truly love.
If you’re searching for an experienced wedding catering company in San Diego, don’t hesitate to contact Urban Solace Catering.