Choosing Your Wedding Caterer Finding a caterer for your wedding reception is a big to-do. A lot will rest on your budget but also on personal taste, wedding style and your venue. When it comes to wedding catering services there are numerous options available and it is up to you to pick which you feel are right for your wedding day. If your venue can provide food then you may have the option of using the in-house catering services.
Most venues, such as hotels and restaurants, will offer catering as part of their wedding packages and this can often be the most cost effective choice. Many venues will allow you to bring in external caterers if you wish but do ask first before you go booking any wedding catering services. If your venue is a hall or an outdoor location then you will have to book a catering company to provide your wedding menu. You will probably have many caterers to choose from, but ensure that they can cater a wedding, have done so before and have the required insurance. Always ask for references and enquire about how big an event they can cater for, especially if you are having a large wedding.
Whether you choose in-house catering or external caterers it is important that you arrange some tasting sessions so you can try the food and discuss menus. Most caterers and venues will offer set menus which have perhaps been designed from popular wedding menus and which have the broadest appeal to you and your guests. Some packages may include drinks and waiting staff. Always enquire as to what is included in the price and about any additional fees such as staff overtime and taxes. Remember to have fun with your meals. Add a modern twist to traditional meals, make it you!