Success Tips For Hiring a Wedding Caterer

Posted on: 5 February 2016

The once-in-a-lifetime thrill of planning for your wedding can put a heavy burden on your shoulders. Understandably, you want everything to be perfect on the day you become one with your better half. One of the biggest decisions you will have to make involves choosing the right wedding catering company to serve meals to your guests.

Here are a few useful tips to help you choose the right wedding caterer and make your big day unforgettable.

Book early enough

The best caterers usually have the greatest demand because they have a reputation for excellent service. Therefore, it is advisable to book as early as possible to increase your chances of getting your top choice. First things first, check whether the caterer is available on the day of your wedding and then enquire about the booking process. Also, find out about the payment options available.

Make sure you comprehend when your date becomes secure and when to make the necessary payments. This will help you avoid the last minute shocks where the caterer cancels on you due to violation of terms and conditions of the booking.


Not all wedding catering service providers are the same; therefore, many caterers opt to have their own specialty.

For example, some wedding caterers are best at serving family-style dinners in small, intimate weddings while others offer buffets for clients whose weddings have large numbers of attendees. Some will ask you to choose from the standard menus they have to offer while others will allow a bit of built-in flexibility for you to incorporate some traditional dishes.  

Your preferred wedding caterer has to understand that each wedding event is unique in its own way so as to tailor the best catering solutions for you. Don't be shy! Feel free to ask the various wedding catering companies what they specialize in.

Tasting experience

You want the people invited to your wedding to enjoy delicious meals, but how can you know what the foods and drinks that will be served taste like without specifically trying them out? Enquire if the caterer offers a tasting session, as this will allow you to experience the quality and presentation of their meals, as well as accord you the chance to see how your own preferences can be incorporated into the available menus.

A good wedding caterer should not find it hard to let you have a taste of what will be served at your wedding if they are confident that the quality and presentation of their meals are good.