By George Meszaros
Dealing with catering service providers is part of most brides
wedding planning strategy. A caterer normally provides food
beverages and they have an important role in your wedding. If
you have experience with caterers, you are in luck. But if you
have never hired a caterer before, donít worry.
If the wedding reception venue offers this service, it is also
possible that you donít need to worry about hiring a third
party caterer. Even if catering is not provided by the
reception venue, they may be able to recommend some to you. If
your reception site manager, recommends a caterer you should
still do your homework. Just like any other vendor, a caterer
should be able to provide you with several references. You
should always contact the references.
You should ask about reliability, trustworthiness, quality,
related issues. Never assume that a caterer recommended by
someone if surely the best possible solution for your event.
One caterer may work great for one event, but be insufficient
for others. A caterer may be experienced in smaller events,
not experienced with events with two hundred invited guests.
There are two different styles of catering:
Seated Dinner - Seated dinner setting will normally require
more staff than a buffet. Serving the food requires more
severs. With a seated dinner, you will need more tables and
chairs because most of the guests will eat at the same time. A
seated dinner offers less flexibility for your guests, because
they usually have a couple of options to choose from. To
simplify the process, menu options should be included with the
wedding invitations so your guests can choose which selection
they prefer. The pre-selection process enables you to work
your caterer on the final count.
Buffet Ė You may be able to get away with less chairs and
tables with a buffet dinner. Buffet gives your guests more
flexibility, and they donít all have to eat at the same time.
buffet dinner also gives your guests more options to customize
their food selection. The buffet requires fewer servers and
less staff. Guests can pick and choose what they like. In
addition to the obvious advantage of a more flexible dinner,
your guest can go back for seconds. Because buffet dinners
require minimal service staff, you may be able to save more
with this option.
About The Author: George Meszaros