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If you've already found your dream wedding venue, their staff may have an exclusive caterer or grant you access to their preferred vendor list. Their support may help you fine-tune your choices, but you will surely have some more questions.
How Do You Get a Quote From a Caterer?
When asking a caterer for a quote, include your wedding date and time of day, the type of reception you envision, details of your venue, and how many people you'll be inviting—not how many you expect. You should also check where the caterer is based and ask if they're willing to travel to your venue. A business in Leicestershire may seem fairly close to the East Midlands, but they might not be willing to travel more than 30 minutes.
What To Consider When Choosing a Caterer
Once you have a rough list of caterers, contact them to ensure they're available on your date and fit into your budget. Next, decide what type of reception you prefer. Some caterers specialize in plated service, while others thrive in preparing elaborate buffets. Your venue will need to 'okay' your reception plans and be able to accommodate all your guests. Lastly, your choice of a caterer will also depend on the type of food they prepare, ensuring your menu is to your taste.
What Are Some Green Flags in Caterers
The best caterers will clearly communicate their experience and process and have a history of organizing receptions of your size. On their website or through your discussions, they should express love for food, working with people, and the ability to work professionally under pressure. Lastly, a quality caterer will be detail-oriented, so consider their testimonials and pictures you find online showing their dishes and menus.