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6 questions to ask your wedding caterer

Everything you need to keep in mind when you go in for your food tasting

Do you think that the job of a wedding caterer is only to prepare food at your wedding? Think again. From supplying tableware and stocking the bar to ensuring the flow of every meal, your wedding caterer will take upon quite a responsibility. What’s more, they might even be in charge of baking the wedding cake. So, to ensure you find the perfect caterer, don’t go in for your food tasting without having a list of questions prepared.

‘Do you have a license?’

Before anything else, this is one thing you need to get straight to. It basically answers any queries regarding sanitation and hygiene as having a license ensures that the caterer has been approved by the local health department. If you will be serving alcohol at your wedding, make sure to ask your caterer if are in possession of a liquor license too.

‘Can you provide me with an old cliental reference?’

This is important as references will be able to describe to you what their experience with working with the caterer was like. The caterer’s job is to sell their business to you, so these references may inform you of any negative aspects that they faced. Try finding a minimum of two references that celebrated their wedding with approximately the same number of guests and had a similar menu style.

‘What is your average price range and can you offer any package?’

You need to find a caterer within your budget. Make sure to clear out the price range you want them to be working in before you book them.

‘Will you also be providing service?’

In the package that the caterer offers you, are you also paying for their services? These include setting up the tables, serving at the bar and cleaning up after the meal is finished.

‘Will you be baking a wedding cake?’

In case this is included in the package and you have already booked another baker that specialises in wedding cakes, ask your caterer whether they can take out the cake and add something else that is lacking in your wedding instead.

‘Are you working for any other event on the day of my wedding?’

To ensure nothing is rushed at your wedding and everything goes smoothly, your caterer should ideally not have any other bookings on the day of your wedding, unless they are a large company who are not short on staff.

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