Most importantly, you want to make sure everyone is fed. Have a guest list prepared with how many guests will be attending and present it to your caterer well in advance. Decide what kind of food you would like to have, then, make a decision about appetizers. Not all weddings have appetizers, even though it helps keep the guests happy during the period between the service and when the reception actually starts. Decide how many appetizers you would like to be served and for how long. It is also extremely important to be sure that the appetizers are served in a separate spot than the main meal. If they are served at the same table as the main meal, or close to the main meal, guests may presume that it is okay for them to go ahead and h1 start sampling the goods.Wedding Catering Buffet
Also, decide upon how the food will be served. Is the food going to be served on individual plates by waiters or will it be laid out buffet style? Furthermore, if the couple chooses to go with a buffet style where guests can come by and pick and choose what they would like on their plate, they need to decide if someone will still be serving the food. If the food is laid out without a server, guests could pick up bigger serving sizes than were planned for. Of course, you wouldn’t want to run out of food before everyone is served. Having the food served will help monitor portion sizes.
The cake. Everybody loves wedding cake! No matter what flavors you choose, the cake is always a hit and almost always gets devoured. Just as important as it is to pick a time for the appetizers and main meal to be served, it is important to pick a good time for the cake to be served. Usually, you don’t want the cake to be served right after the meal. When this happens, your guests are already going to be full and won’t want to eat the cake. The cake is usually Wedding Catering Cake served towards the end of the reception.
Additionally, the time when the cake is delivered cannot be overlooked as a small detail. The company the cake is ordered from will usually deliver it for you. Many times, the cake needs to be kept within a certain temperature for it to stay nice and pretty, because sometimes the icing and frosting can melt when temperatures get warm enough. So make sure you take this into consideration when deciding the time the cake is delivered and served.
Now that you have the logistics prepared and have some tips on how to make sure your guests are fully satisfied, are you ready to start planning your wedding catering? Contact Four Seasons Catering and Eatery to get started today!