Apart from your vows and actual wedding ceremony, your wedding reception is arguably the most important time of your wedding day. This is where the celebration of your married life begins. If you would like to plan something unique to you and perhaps at a location with special significance to you, then you will definitely want to consider partnering with a wedding caterer to make your dreams a reality.
The most obvious benefits of enlisting a wedding catering service are flexibility and choice. This relates to the location of your wedding reception, the menu and beverages for your wedding banquet, the level of service you want and of course your budget. In addition you will be able to draw on the experience and expertise of your wedding caterer. Together you will be able to plan out the perfect wedding reception, ensuring that both you and your guests will have fond memories of your first meal as a married couple forever.
Choosing the location for your wedding is a big decision. Some wedding venues have their own wedding catering service or offer set packages. In your search for a wedding venue you may find that the venue offers the location and setting that you have dreamed of, only to discover their menus or packages are not what you are after. This can become a little frustrating. The solution may lie in choosing a venue that allows you to choose your own wedding caterer and bring in outside wedding catering. This gives you much more flexibility and a greater choice of locations.
Often the wedding venue is one of the first things a couple will look for. You may like to consider talking to your wedding caterer first. As they do wedding receptions every week they may be able to offer you some suggestions for wedding venues that you had not previously considered. If you go with the wedding catering option you will find your wedding caterer is able to provide the majority of the things you need for your wedding reception and will be able to travel to a venue of your choice. They will also be able to assist you in organizing essentials like your wedding cake and finishing touches such as table decorations and chair covers. Really the choices are only limited by your imagination.
The style of dining for your wedding reception sets the tone for your whole banquet. These days wedding receptions are not always formal sit down affairs. In fact it has become quite trendy to go for a more informal approach without a dedicated seating plan, allowing the bride and groom more time to mingle with their guests and not worry about doing everything in a traditionally correct way. By going with the option of wedding catering you will be able to choose from a variety of reception styles ranging from finger food and drinks in a Cocktail style reception through to a Buffet Banquet of fine dining with an A la Carte menu. Your wedding catering professional will be able to offer you a choice of set menus as a starting point and a price guide. From there you will be able to individualize your menu to suit your taste and the taste of your guests. Your wedding caterer will also be able to help you organize beverages on your wedding day, giving you a choice of alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks to offer your guests and of course something bubbly for the toasts.
Wedding catering offers you a choice of service levels. Your wedding caterer will be able to provide a chef, kitchen and wait staff according to your needs. This allows you to present your wedding reception in a way that suits your style and budget. By going with the wedding catering option you do not need to sacrifice quality. In fact using this approach can make your wedding day seem much more personal and intimate.
By working closely with your wedding caterer you will ensure your wedding reception turns out just the way you imagined, if not better, leaving you and your guests to enjoy all the festivities. Your wedding reception is the time where memories are made so book the date, book your wedding caterer and together let your imagination take over.