Food & Feeding a Large Guest List

If there is one thing that could turn your fairy tale wedding into a nightmare for your guests, it would probably be the food. We all know that food sets the mood for most people and just the touch of exquisite food to their tongues can send fireworks to their eyes. So to make sure that you and your guests will be satisfied the whole night, make sure that the wedding catering is carefully selected and handpicked.

However, because of the number of caterers out there, how exactly would you choose the perfect one for your wedding? Here are some tried and tested tips from other wives who made the right choice of going the extra mile to find the perfect food for their wedding.

The first thing you need to consider in coming up with wedding catering is the menu. What does this specific caterer have that the others do not? Set up appointments to take a look at how they present their food and actual food tasting. Also, since your guests would probably be from diverse backgrounds, make sure that the food is a little bit diverse, too. If you are a vegetarian, your guests probably won’t be so find a caterer that specializes both in vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.

As soon as you have the wedding menu planned, sit down with your partner and talk about how much you can spend on food. Make sure that you know all the packages that specific caterers have because some of them might cost a little over the others, but it already includes items such as the wedding cake and a pair of doves. Sometimes, having these extras included in your package instead of buying them separately will save you money in the process.

Also, try to come up with the number of people attending the wedding. Of course, you can’t come up with a specific number but having a ballpark figure to work on will enable you to gauge how much you will be spending. Besides, some wedding catering services offer cheaper per head rates if there are more people coming. Make a conservative estimate and add a few more to it to make sure that extra visitors will still have something to eat. Besides, it’s quite rude to send someone away just because he’s not included in the head count, right? One important way of limiting your guests is to include a maximum number of people per invitation and clearly indicate in the invitation that they need to respond to be counted on or before a specific date. After this, it will be easier for you to gauge the package you will be getting from the caterer.

In making sure that the food you will be serving during your wedding is top notch, your guests will forever remember the experience they had in your reception. People are governed by their gastronomical impulses so feeding them something beyond compare will result to a livelier, more enthusiastic crowd when the time comes for the wedding reception.

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