Your wedding is a special day where you can celebrate the love you’ve found, while enjoying the company of your family and friends. As perfect as you hope your big day will be, there’s no getting around the fact that tying the knot requires lots of planning!
Food is one of the most important aspects of your wedding and can make or break the reception (and your savings account) if you don’t choose wisely. We’ve compiled a list of things to look at when it comes to choosing the menu for your big day.
What does the package include?
Some caterers will provide everything you need when it comes to the food, including the plates and cutlery. Others will only give you the food, potentially leaving your guests with the hassle of trying to feed themselves using their own hands.
In an effort to be prepared, it’s important you speak to the caterers about what they will and won’t provide. Reputable companies will provide china plates, fresh and tasty salads, as well as extra waiting staff in as a standard wedding package so that you have everything you need right off the bat.
What do your guests eat?
If you’ve ever planned a big event, you’ll know that much like people themselves, their diets come in all shapes and sizes. It is important to allow your guests with an RSVP that allows them to write down their preferences.
The earlier you know about their requirements, the more time you’ll have to plan and prepare special meals.
Reputable companies will offer a wide variety such as pork, lamb and vegetarian options in an effort to help customers keep their guests happy on the big day. They also provide a choice of three salads as standard for any wedding package, so that guests have a side of freshly prepared mixed greens to go with their main.
How big is the event?
Some companies will charge you per person, making it quite costly for couples who plan on having a large group of guests. If you’re struggling to cut down costs by not inviting great uncle Basil, then we recommend finding a caterer who is capable of taking this into account.
For instance, certain pork and lamb wedding packages are capable of catering for groups of all sizes, from smaller, intimate affairs to more than 100 people. So whether you’re in need of a full hog roast or just a three lamb loin package, these packages will suit your special event and your budget.
You should also keep a look out for extras on event packages such as:
- Bread rolls and sauces that are included
- A talented chef that will arrive in time to cook, carve and serve the meat to your guests
- Extra servers to help with the event before efficiently packing up and leaving your guests to party well into the night
- Some companies are also capable of supplying gazebos, serving tables and all the other little things you need when using a hog or lamb roast at your wedding