What constitutes the best wedding catering service? Is it affordability? Variety? Reputation? It’s difficult to pinpoint precisely what makes a great wedding catering service. Which is why, we believe it’s a combination of everything.
You can’t go for the cheapest option when it comes to your wedding catering. The fact is, you’ve got people travelling from all over to share your special day with you. That said, it’s not all about you! Yes, you should go all out on an expensive dress! Yes, you should invest in the perfect venue which reflects your personality and everything you want from your wedding. However, you can’t go skimping on food! You simply cannot.
One of the most important aspects of a wedding is ensuring that your guests are well catered for. They must be fed, watered and drowned with booze! That is what makes the celebration so special and memorable. All of the best weddings that I’ve been to have had one thing in common: amazing food! The rest simply falls into place.
Where to begin?
Well, a good place to start is to think about how many people are coming to your wedding. If you’re catering to the masses, then yes, you need to consider your budget. So, what’s the best way to ensure that everyone gets fed, without breaking the bank? Do you take the BBQ approach? The sit-down meal or the DIY buffet? How can you get the best wedding catering service?
Another important thing to consider is the people who have dietary requirements. Just because you’re a meat lover, it doesn’t mean that any vegetarians or vegans should have to go hungry. Yes, they’re a pain in the backside, but we love them, and they deserve feeding just as much as the next guy.
What you should do, is reach out to friends and family on social media, specifically newly-weds. What did they do for their wedding catering? Get some ideas and recommendations and then get online to do your research.
Follow up references and testimonials
The best wedding catering companies are not necessarily the one’s with the fanciest websites and most successful social media accounts. Look at their reviews, ask for testimonials and see what their customers have to say about them. That is the best way to get a thorough picture and understanding of whether or not they live up to their name.
You can’t stop at lunch / dinner! When the 10pm mark approaches and everyone has already had a skin full of beer and wine, you better have some late-night snacks for everyone to take the edge off! What about kebabs or cones of chips? Sure, it’s not the classiest of moves, but it always goes down a treat!
If they put their name on it, you know its good!
A great example of this is Dining Abode by Thomas Johns. If someone is confident enough to put their name on it, then you can generally rest assured that the quality of food will always be on point! Of course, that’s not always the case, which is why it is so important to do your research before rushing in.
Just take your time! Hopefully, you’re wedding will be in a year or so, so you don’t have to rush. But with enough careful consideration, you can’t really go wrong!