Ask Your Caterer When Planning Your Dream Weddingby Gloria Wharton Content Writer
We understand better than anyone how overwhelming a task like planning a wedding can seem.
There are caterers to organize, dress, invite guests, and planning honeymoons. But don't panic, Standing Room Only Catering understands that your special day requires personal attention on all fronts, so we are committed to expanding our offerings far beyond catering.
To make things easier, we've sat down with our team to answer a couple of their most frequently asked questions catering!
Questions For Your Wedding Caterer
Can You Meet The Nutritional Needs?
This question is important: Inform your caterer in advance of the event about the nutritional needs of the guests. These include dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, organic, kosher, halal, allergic, and other nutritional needs.
Where Is The Food Prepared?
It is important to understand the distance to the facilities and the kitchen. Depending on the equipment and menu, the food can be prepared and packaged on-site.
What Equipment Will You Bring To Take Care Of My Wedding?
The caterer must know what kitchen facilities are available at the site. This enables the caterer to prepare what is needed for outdoor catering. Things such as floors, ovens, electricity, and gas must be taken into account by the caterer.
How Many Staff Are Required To Cater For My Event?
1 employee per 15 guests for plated events, 1 employee per 25 guests for cocktail events
Plated vs Shared Menus - What's The Better Option?
Plated is better suited for formal events. Shared dining for more casual more space on the table for communal meals, easier for styling. Requires less crockery. Have you considered a progressive dining style? Guests are served a standing reception, a wicker table, etc., and a seating area.
Can you Find Signature Cocktails?
Yes! Signature cocktails are a great way to start a wedding reception by choosing from bespoke spirits such as gins, vodkas & tequilas, adding a little unique twist, and having the cocktail named after you.
What Options Are Available After The Ceremony + Before Dinner?
Some ideas include dessert tables, cakes, cheese platters, grazing tables, and canapés. For our full menu options please click here.
Can You Coordinate External Suppliers, Or Should I Try It Myself?
We work with several competent suppliers who can help with styling, flowers, equipment rental, and more. We can coordinate with these suppliers to ensure a smooth day. In addition, we recommend using professional suppliers rather than trying to do DIY yourself - it is important to remember that the venue does not allow on-site access before the event.
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