The caterer is one of the pillars of a wedding party's success. The taste and presentation of the food and the service provided will be remembered for a long time. Most caterers offer event planning and coordination, which is either included or an additional coordination fee. The caterer is responsible for buffet table decoration. Some prefer to do the other table decorations as well in order to ensure an aesthetically coordinated effect. Some caterers will work with florists, while others prefer to create the total look.
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- If you choose a larger catering establishment, make sure you get to know the person in charge of your event and record the name in the contract.
- Take the time to carefully review every little detail with the caterer in order to avoid disappointments and unpleasant surprises.
- Rental items can be provided by the caterer. While this may be a more expensive way to go, you save the hassle of having to locate and rent them on your own.
- Caterers have different price structures. Be sure to ask about all the extra and hidden charges, and calculate carefully.
- Prices depend on food selection. A sit-down dinner is more expensive because it requires more staff.
- Though gratuities are usually optional, several caterers itemize service gratuities separately. A gratuity or service charge is a mandatory "tip," which is taxable.
- Consider a tea for your wedding reception.
- Serve more vegetables than meat.
- Reduce the number of service personnel.