There’s no doubt about it — planning a wedding can be a pretty stressful thing to do. Whether you’re having a small get-together with friends and family or you’re going all out and having a huge bash, there are a lot of details to consider and things to keep in mind. Although the average engagement lasts fourteen and a half months, you might be working on a faster timeline. Or, of course, you might have more time than that to plan everything out. Either way, the details can be pretty overwhelming.

The good news is that as the go-to wedding caterers in Utah, we have experienced firsthand just what it takes to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Although it can seem like there’s a lot to do, if you just take things one step at a time, everything will work out just fine.

The truth, however, is that because we get to see things behind the scenes, we know which wedding planning tactics are the most effective. And, as luck would have it, we’ll be sharing some of those tips in today’s post! If you’re feeling stressed out about your wedding and you need some advice, the team at FiftyThree Catering is here for you. Keep reading to learn more!

Our Tips for the Perfect Wedding

Plan Ahead

The earlier you can get certain things locked in, the better. If your big day is still several months away, it can be tempting to put things off. If you can avoid this, do it. That doesn’t mean that you can’t take it slow though. Whatever works best for you is the approach to take. We’ve seen some couples who utilize one day each week to work out the details of their wedding and others who handle it all over a weekend about once per month. If you prefer to tackle one thing each day, do it that way; if you’d prefer to talk things out before making a decision, that’s the way to go.

When it comes down to it, however you can plan ahead, you should do it. There’s no single right way, so as long as you’re planning, you’re on the right track.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

All too often, a married couple can feel like they’re in it alone. Yes, friends and family will be there for the big day and they all have their opinions (like your parents, who think that you should invite their bosses from work even though you have never met them), and frankly, it can get overwhelming.

The good news is that the people who are often frustrating you with their opinions about what your big day should be like are the ones who genuinely just want you to be happy. No matter the situation that comes up, there’s someone in your life that you can turn to for good advice. Whether it’s a friend, a family member, or a coworker, having people that you can ask for help can lessen the burden on you. As the old saying goes, many hands make for lighter work. That’s true of wedding preparations as well, and although it can feel like all of the responsibility falls to you, the reality is that there are plenty of people who would jump to help you at the drop of a hat.

Think About the Food

Okay, maybe we’re biased on this one, but the wedding food can make or break the whole thing. That’s why whether you have really specific wedding food ideas or you prefer to leave it to us, you can count on the team at FiftyThree Catering to provide you with the food your guests will be talking about for years to come.

There’s nothing exciting or romantic about getting the choice between chicken or fish and being expected to get jazzed about “seasonal vegetables.” The great news is that our team offers custom catering. In other words, if you love the idea of sharing your grandma’s manicotti recipe or the butter cookie recipe that you spent years perfecting, we’d love to be part of it. One of the things that makes our wedding catering service unique is that we don’t have a set menu that we offer to every event. Rather, we can present you with options that we think you’d enjoy, or we can customize the menu to suit your tastes. Prefer something super casual and laid back for your wedding? We got you. Want to dazzle your guests with fancy fine dining that’s as elegant as it is delicious? We’d be happy to oblige!

Remember What’s Most Important

At the end of the day, if you and your significant other both say I do, then everything else is just a detail. Regardless of the specifics of your wedding, if you’re married when the night is over, that’s the goal. Even if every little detail didn’t come off perfectly, you still have a lifetime of marital bliss to look forward to, and that’s what it’s all about. It can be easy to nitpick things about your wedding or wish things were different or second guess the flowers you chose, but when it comes right down to it, leaving with your special someone to start your life together is the best gift of all.

Although it can seem really stressful right now, the day that you get to start spending the rest of your lives together is a really wonderful and beautiful thing. Is there such a thing as the perfect wedding? Honestly, probably not. Does that matter to you? It depends, but when all is said and done, if you’re just happy that you got to get married to the love of your life, it’s perfect enough.

What Type of Wedding Are You Dreaming Of?

What does the vision you have for your big day look like? Is it relaxed and casual, where everyone is enjoying cold drinks and hot burgers? Do you prefer your wedding to be a black tie affair where your guests enjoy steaks and hors d’oeuvres? A combination of both? Something in between?

Whatever your dream day looks like, if you’re in need of wedding catering in Utah, we hope that you’ll turn to us. We know that you have a lot on your plate, but we want you to know that you can count on us to go above and beyond to make your wedding meal one thing that you don’t have to worry about at all.

Contact us today to schedule a free tasting and rest assured that when it comes to custom catering, we’re the best of the best. We look forward to hearing from you — and to helping make your wedding day a smashing success.