Are you in the process of planning your wedding? Finding the right wedding and event caterer for the event is no easy task. With so many options out there, it is important that you take the time to find the right one for you. Most couples only get married once and you deserve to make the most of your special day. Decadent Catering has been providing wedding catering and event catering services for many years and we are here to pass our wisdom onto you.
Shop Around for Wedding Catering Quotes
As much as we would love to work with you, always shop around and get quotes from various companies. The cheapest option may seem like the best if you are on a budget, but remember, you get what you pay for in life and this rule applies to your wedding catering experience. When shopping around, compare food costs, menu types, how flexible they are, and look at what kind of experience they have in the industry. Before you sign anything, make sure that all of your needs will be taken care of.
Make Sure They Have Venue Connections
Unless you already have a venue selected, your wedding catering company will be expected to help you choose a suitable venue for your wedding.Most notable caterers have extensive connections with many of the best venues in Toronto and throughout the GTA. If the catering company you are looking at lacks those connections, you may want to question their experience in the industry. Having venue connections is important because it will allow you to host your event at a venue that you like and it may even result in special perks for you and your wedding caterer.
Schedule Tastings with Your Wedding Catering Company
Sampling is an important part of the catering industry. If a catering company knows you are a serious client, they will have no issue scheduling tastings with you. Tastings are an extremely important part of the planning process as they will help you decide if you like the food being offered to you. Additionally, it will help you plan out your menu by allowing you to attach flavors to each dish that you are planning to offer at your wedding.
Check Past Reviews
Reviews aren’t always the best indicator of a company’s quality, but they can still help you make an educated decision when choosing a catering company. Some reviews are fake, unfortunately it can happen. However, it is still pretty easy to tell which reviews are real. Look for photos, anecdotes, and a personalized tone.
Know Your Budget
Always have a budget in mind. How can it be a success if you go into the wedding planning process with unrealistic expectations? Before you hire anyone, take the time to draft a budget and create a rough estimate of what you think things will cost. Budgets aren’t easy and things can change, but if you go into the planning process with an idea of what things will cost, it will help you plan an event that is both possible and memorable. Decadent Catering has been providing catering services to clients in Toronto and the GTA for many years. We are committed to helping you throw a memorable wedding. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your upcoming wedding, please feel free to contact us today.