The big day is coming. Perhaps even a little too soon. There is so much to do when getting ready for your big wedding day. Decorations, music, and food is only the tip of the iceberg. The last thing you want is bad catering during your wedding. Nobody wants to look back and reflect on how horrible the food was. There are some simple things we can do to help make this an event to remember. Let’s discuss three things to avoid at your wedding catering.
What to Avoid
1. Never go with a package deal your wedding venue offers. Many venues will offer a catering package. This doesn’t mean you have to use it. Look around and see what’s available. Check out the different caterers, the food they offer, and the prices available. You may even find various deals.
The internet is a great place to research the various catering options available for your wedding. It may surprise you to find the different specials available to you. Don’t forget to sign up for all the freebies you can find offered to the bride and groom.
2. A smaller budget doesn’t mean bad food. You may have to look around and even consider things like a cocktail style reception rather than a full meal. Another option would be a pared-down menu. It means less selection but it could also mean good food. Using mini silver plastic forks is a great way to save money and look delicate.
Today, it’s not uncommon to find a non-traditional meal for a wedding. A person may consider a breakfast for a dinner or even a picnic style that may allow you to choose foods that cost a little less and your guests would still enjoy. Using the mini silver plastic forks is simply one way to cut costs but still appear professional.
3. Do not plan a meal for yourself. Everybody has different tastes. Planning a meal with only the things you enjoy means that there will be several people who do not enjoy the meal. Take into consideration all the different people you’re inviting and the different foods available.
Make sure you serve various options with meat, vegetables, fruits, drinks, and more. Even just having just a small variety should be enough to satisfy everybody’s taste and give them a wedding to remember.
Staying calm and focused
A wedding is a big celebration with many people. Many friends and family will gather for the union of two people. Planning a catering for the event is no small task. We must ask ourselves at this point how we want to remember this event.
We should also take into consideration the budget we have for such an event. Both large and small budgets can produce some amazing weddings with all the decorations, food, and music, it’s a lot to take in.
Staying calm through all the wedding planning is a difficult task, however, it will allow you to remain focused on what’s important… Your wedding.