Food is a very important part of the wedding. After couples have finished exchanging their vows, the next thing that people look forward to is food. The food is undoubtedly the most talked about thing in a wedding. When so much importance is attached to food, it is imperative that you choose a catering service with care.
You can begin by searching on the Internet for a catering service on your locality. You could also ask for references from your family and friends. There are a few pointers that you could keep in mind when choosing a catering service for your wedding.
Budget: First decide on the percentage of cost that food would occupy in your budget. Once you have sourced your wedding caterer, discuss the budget, with him. The budget would differ depending on the option that you choose. You could either choose from a buffet style or silver-service sit down dinner. It would also depend on the theme and style that you choose. The wedding caterer should be able to give you a contract of service along with the payment details.
Source: If you are looking for a catering service make sure to know, where does the caterer source his food from, if its sourced fresh or frozen, if it´s grown locally or would have to be imported. Some caterer´s pre-make the entire dish and keep it frozen until the wedding. Make sure to inform that the food is not to be sourced from a can.
Decoration: Some caterer´s supply table linen and decorations. There are caterer´s that provide wait staff. Make sure to know about the dress code and the ratio of the wait staff. You could find these through the brochure of the caterer.
There are many caterers´ that cater exclusively for weddings. Once you´ve chosen the catering service, make sure to sample the menu. Remember to never agree to the menu, without a sampling. After all you´ve got too much to worry about on the wedding day, than worry about that strange looking concoction that the chef called ´gourmet´!
Apart from the food, there are a few other things that are important and ensure that your wedding celebrations are complete for example the wedding cake. You could get these cakes custom made to suit the theme of your wedding as well.
Custom cakes can get very expensive if you are not careful. Make sure to discuss the budget with your caterer before you place the order. This would largely depend on the amount of customization. Higher is the customization, higher is the price. As with the food, make sure to sample the cake as well. Also inquire about the wedding cake topper. Would this be provided by the catering service provider and what are the different toppers that he has.
Although custom made cakes are expensive, remember you are spending for a once in a life time event. So go ahead and get the best of everything right from the food to the custom cake.
The Author showers light on catering services along with related information and owns an authorized online business directory for the various catering services in Overland Park and the Kansas City metro area on his website KCMetro.com.