Your big day needs to go without a hitch. From the decorations and the dress to the toasts and photographer, there is an incredible amount of planning that goes into ensuring this day is absolutely perfect. A significant part of every wedding is the reception; more importantly, the meal that is enjoyed at the reception.

FiftyThree Catering has been fortunate enough to be a part of quite a few wedding celebrations. In today’s blog, we are going to touch on a few things that you should know when choosing to cater your wedding. Given that this is one of the more common options that couples take advantage of, it’s crucial to understand these factors before you commit to this decision.

Understand Your Budget

Catering certainly makes sense when you’re looking for a professional to take control of the meal that you’re sharing with your guests. While that is the case, you want to make sure that you’re setting a realistic budget for your catering. Depending on the food that you’re wanting to serve and the number of guests that you’re inviting to your big day, the cost of your catering will vary. To ensure that you have a realistic budget, do some research in advance to see what the average price of catering parties similar to the size of your wedding come out to.

Plenty of Food

Even though you may be working on a budget when figuring out your catering, you always want to make sure that you have plenty of food for your guests. While waste is the last thing any of us want to do, it’s always good to have extra food rather than too little. Whether you decide to incorporate more dishes into what you’re catering or you simply increase the amount of food that you’ll be serving at the event, make sure that there’s plenty to feed your wedding guests, and then some.

Consider Menu Items

Too many people think that the meal is the last thing that people remember from a wedding, but that is far from true. This meal is something that will leave an impression on your guests — make it a good one! When it comes to figuring out which items you’re going to put on your menu, you want to really take some time to think about it. Sticking to items that are popular with many is always a safe bet! That being said, popular and common dishes do not have to be boring. Find a caterer that is going to be able to provide you with a delicious meal, regardless of what it may be.

Familiarity

We touched a bit on experience earlier on in the blog post, but familiarity is something equally as important and just a touch different. Familiarity is something that most professionals in the wedding industry will have with one venue or another, and there are many benefits to hiring someone that is familiar with your venue. Aside from that, it’s good to hire a catering company that is familiar with weddings, the size of the party that you’ll be hosting, and the formality of the event. All of these factors can ensure that your caterer is contributing to the perfection of this big day.

Contact FiftyThree Catering

Regardless of the size of your wedding or the food that you have in mind, FiftyThree Catering can help! With years of experience in the industry, we can ensure that your catering experience is one that you enjoy and can look back on fondly years after the wedding. If you’re interested in getting more information about catering with us, would like a quote on catering for an event, or you’d like to know more about our menu, feel free to contact us. A member of our team would be more than happy to get you taken care of.