What do you think your guests consider to be the most important part of your wedding? Ceremony? It should be! But your guests are just thinking about one thing and that one thing is their bellies. All they want to know is, when are they going to get fed and when does the bar open, or is it the other way around! We have all been to weddings and we all know that feeding time can sometimes be just outside our comfort zone. What do we do to compensate? That’s right! We drink alcohol to stave off the hunger and we all know how well that works.
Wedding catering is such an important service to get right! We are lucky here in North Devon and Devon as a whole as we have a good number of excellent caterers that can provide for all your eating needs. The real skill of these caterers is they know when and how to feed your family and friends. A good caterer will be able to guide you when planning out your day. They will be able to help you with timings on when to feed canopies through to the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations.
So what do you need to think about when you are deciding on a wedding caterer. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. I have compiled 5 tips to start you off and to help you with your thought process when planning your wedding catering. There is also a list towards the bottom of the article with links to local wedding caterers in Devon. Good Luck!
Your budget really is an important factor when deciding on a wedding caterer. You really do get what you pay for so be realistic. Your guests are traveling from all over the country and the world to be with you on your special day. Once you have a budget in mind try to get the best you can within your range. There are many caters in Devon that will be more than happy to help you plan your catering with the budget you have in mind.
Wedding Catering Style
What is your style? Do you want something formal, such as a three to five course meal or do you want something different such as a pig-roast, BBQ or a caterer that is more specialised in the type of food you would like to eat, such as trendy street food through to something reminiscent of your world travels.
Do I Need to Book My Wedding Caterer’s in Advance?
Like all good suppliers the best do tend to get booked up quickly so be proactive and don’t leave it to the last minute. Once you have an idea on the style of food you would like get searching. There are lots of good caterers out there all willing to help make your day as tasty as possible. Once you have found your perfect wedding caterer, book! Booking 18 months to a year in advance is the norm.
Ask Your Wedding Venue for Suggestions.
A lot of venues have a recommendation list that might be worth checking out. Although a venue recommended suppliers list is not a prerequisite to a quality supplier it is worth checking it out. If there are a few familiar names that crop up in the list it can further help to concentrate your own research. A lot of venues also have there own Facebook page, join the group and ask for a catering recommendation. You will get a flurry of answers.
Should I Ask for a Wedding Catering Tasting
This surely has got to be one of the most pleasurable things to do right! Even better if they throw in a couple of glasses of red wine! This is a great time to really see how good the caters are. You want the food to be excellent and confident your guests will love it! At this point it’s a great time to ask how they will manage the food on the day and how they cater for special dietary requirements and timings. Once you have found the perfect caterer all you need to do is check the T&C’s and sign on that dotted line because you are done!
I hope you found the tips useful. There are many other aspects of the day that need to be considered. Please check out wedding guide: How To Plan Your Wedding for more tips, advice and links to other wedding suppliers.
Wild Thyme Event Catering offer a festival style dining experience. Masters of Street food from sizzling hog roasts through to tapas, kebabs and burritos to name a few – https://www.wildthymecatering.biz/
Pickle Shack offer traditional wedding breakfast through to street food, platters and creative canapes all created by Michelin trained chefs – https://www.pickleshack.co.uk/