Weddings are some of the most famous celebrations that bring people together to celebrate the couple and union of families. When organizing a wedding choosing the right caterer for your event is one of the most important decisions to make. The wedding location is not supposed to be a hindrance to access the catering services of a company. A wedding catering company should be aware of where the function is to be held to enable them to do proper planning. Some catering companies have reservations on the location or even the certain number of guests they can cater to. A catering company should be flexible enough to cater for the needs of the wedding planner.
Understand The Caterers Offer
Having a catering service company at the wedding venue is useful, but if this is not possible one can get the caterers to operate from a close location to the venue. There are additional costs that may arise from caterers if they have to travel far distances to get to the venue. It is important to confirm that the wedding caterer will be able to travel to the wedding venue without any hustles.
Be Keen On Venue rules
Depending on the venues policy an external caterer may not be allowed to work in the venue. Wedding planners can check if the catering services provided by the venue meet their requirements and if they will take them up as service providers.
Know What The Catering Services Offer
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. A wedding planner should be able to ask whether the final catering budget is inclusive of both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Some catering companies do not allow the supply of alcoholic drinks and wedding planners should be aware of that. A wedding planner should make sure they know the drinks will be included in the budget.
Wedding caterers should be versatile
Wedding planners should look out for caterers who are not rigid when it comes to changing the menu. Different couple have different menu preferences. It is important that a caterer offers different menu options for those who have 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. A wedding planner should confirm with the wedding caterer that they will be using their services on the said date earlier on to avoid any inconveniences. Another thing to take note of is the need to cross-check the payment terms of the caterer is, some charge meals per head while others charge based on the amount of food that was supplied.