Your wedding day will be one of the most special days of your life. However, it can get very stressful very quickly. We’re here to look at some top tips to help you with planning your wedding catering.
If you’re in the process of planning a wedding, you’re probably already stressing out a little bit about all the things that need to be organised. There’s the venue, dresses, suits, table settings, entertainment and more. While we might not be able to advise on which flower will look best next to the twine table decorations you’ve chosen, we can help you with organising your food.
As professional caterers, we understand what it takes to arrange good food for your guests and we’re here to share some expert advice with you.
1. Plan Your Wedding Catering, and then Plan Some More
Any wedding caterer knows that the success of an event comes down to planning. Having every detail planned out can help alleviate some stress and help you gain some confidence in your wedding. Every detail should be thought about. This includes what food options you want and how you want them to be displayed. Special dietary requirements also need to be planned for, such as vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Most professionals will be able to help you with this.
2. Work with Someone Who Can Help
Organising any event becomes a whole lot easier when you share the burden with someone else. This gives you someone who can take some of the pressure off your shoulders. This person can also give you a second opinion and reassurance that will help calm your nerves when it comes to planning your wedding catering.
Whether you choose to work with a close family member or a professional caterer, communication is key. Make sure that they are kept in the loop with every detail and all decisions that you make.
3. Be Honest About Issues
This is your wedding day. If you notice anything that doesn’t seem quite right or that you’re not completely happy with, be honest. Any caterer will want to make sure that you are happy with your event.
However, you should try to put these issues into perspective. As the big day gets closer, tiny details may seem like the end of the world. Although your caterer will try and accommodate your wishes as much as they can, please keep in mind that things do happen and last-minute changes might not be possible. The main thing to remember is that, as long as you, your fiancé and your loved ones are present and you have a good time, you’ll have a wonderful wedding to remember.
4. Work with Someone You Can Trust
The easiest way to put your nerves at ease when planning your wedding catering is to hire a professional. Even if your neighbour says that they can handle it, experts do this for a living. They know the ins and outs of wedding catering and you won’t have to worry about a thing.
Professional caterers will have industry-standard equipment and the storage, preparation space and team members to be able to produce large amounts of food. This ensures that you can be confident that you’ll have enough food for all your guests. You can also have peace of mind that all of this food will be of the highest quality.
If you’re thinking of hiring a professional to handle your wedding catering, Lauren’s Catering can help. We are a professional catering team that can provide first-class buffet catering.
We can accommodate a range of dietary requirements to make sure that there is food that everyone can enjoy!
Why not get in touch and get a conversation started with us today?
We’re all excited to soon be able to continue with big events such as weddings and birthday parties. If you’re looking to book an event this year, there are many benefits of hiring a professional caterer.
With the announcement of a ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ we’re all excited that by late spring/early summer we will hopefully be able to attend family events again. When organising any event there are a number of things to plan and consider. These include location, music, cake, decorations and a guest list. Undoubtedly, one of the most important things to plan is the food. When it comes to food it can start to get stressful. This is because you have to think about what food you want, how much you’ll need and organise the making of the food. Hiring a professional caterer can ease this stress and make the planning process and the day itself go more smoothly.
Here are 4 benefits of hiring a professional caterer for your event:
1. Food Tailored to You
Food is a very personal thing and there are a lot of bases to cover when it comes to catering for an event. With a professional caterer you get a wide variety of food options ideal for any event or gathering. Plus, you have the option to mix and match meaning that you can make sure that you will have something every guest will enjoy.
There are also a lot of dietary requirements to keep in mind too. Many events often need gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan options as well. A professional caterer will have other menu items that will meet the needs of those who require alternative food options.
2. Professional Caterer Means Professional Service
Another benefit of hiring a professional caterer, you can rest assured that you will be receiving a first-class service. With their extensive experience in the industry, any professional should be able to serve high-quality food with every detail taken into account. A high attention to detail is used to ensure perfect food with perfect presentation. Top-quality service and food is the trademark of a professional caterer who has numerous years of experience in the industry.
3. Delivered on Time
One of the highlights of having a professional caterer provide food for your event is that you can have peace of mind that your food will be delivered on time. Any established caterer will know the routine like the back of their hand. This means that they’ll remain in-sync with any event planner or coordinator at all times. Doing this ensures that your food is prepared, cooked and delivered at the right times. The whole operation will be executed perfectly and you and your guests will receive your food when promised. The last thing you want is hungry party people!
4. Take a Weight Off Your Shoulders
Organising an event can get very overwhelming very quickly. There are so many things to plan, schedule and organise. Handing over the stressful task of arranging the food to a professional caterer can take a big weight off your shoulders. Doing this will leave you to enjoy your event and leave your tensions at the door. Everything relating to the food will be handled by the caterer. With a professional, you can count on them to make your event a success.
At Lauren’s Catering we pride ourselves on our high-quality food and timely service. We are an experienced catering team and can cater to specific dietary requirements as needed. We cater for birthday parties, weddings, family gatherings christenings and more. If you’re thinking of arranging a special event this year, get in touch to start organising your food today.