Your wedding is one of the biggest events that will happen in your life and as such, you want to make it the very best it can be! There is so much to consider: the dress, venue, flowers, invites, seating plans, favours, cars, to name but a few. One of the most expensive, and thus worthy of great consideration, is the food that you will be serving to your guests. While the actual ceremony is, of course, the most important part of the day, the food can make a huge difference to your guests’ enjoyment, impressions and memories of the day. For something so important you really want to be allowing 25-30% of your total budget for your catering as you don’t want people to remember your wedding for the poor quality food or because they became ill from it!
Before even considering your caterer you need to give plenty of thought to a few key areas. Does your venue allow outside caterers? This could have significant bearing on your choice of venue, especially if you are not happy with the menu on offer from the caterer they provide. Are you able to afford a sit down meal or would a buffet fit better into what money you have available? Do you want to go traditional or chic? What kind of food do you want to be served?
A sit down meal is by far the most traditional option. It allows your guest to sit down, have their food brought to them and while away a couple of hours nattering over good food and drink. This is the expensive option though so you might want to think through some alternatives.
Serving a buffet is a lot cheaper than a sit down meal and you can even ask your guests to contribute items of food towards it. Great for smaller budgets and it allows people to move around for easier socialising. It’s also great for people with dietary requirements as it allows you to cater easier to their needs.
If you’re looking for something a little more unusual to satisfy your guests that is more exciting than a sit down meal, then there are options such as a hog roast which could be served with salads and vegetables on tables at the side, a fish and chip van and for pudding you could have an ice cream van or a sweet stall.
If money is really tight you could avoid meal times all together and serve an afternoon tea instead so your guests are fed and can socialise but in a way that will suit even the tightest of resources!
If you’re looking for someone to cater your wedding then don’t hesitate, contact KB Catering today!