Marquee weddings are a speciality here at South West Marquees. Over the years, we’ve worked with hundreds of couples to help them craft days to remember. And, if there’s one thing that always gets guests talking after a celebration of love, it’s the food. Both essential for keeping your loved ones going all day long and a way of personalising your big day, finding the right wedding caterer can make the world of difference. In today’s blog, we’ll cover 3 questions we recommend every betrothed couple asks their catering supplier.
- What Are Your Max and Min Numbers?
Most catering companies will have a minimum guest requirement for their wedding packages. This ensures that they make a profit and can provide the exceptional service you’re expecting. But, it also pays to ask whether they have a maximum guest number too. This is especially relevant if you’re planning an extravagant day or are considering increasing the guest list. The last thing you want is to add a few additional people to the wedding breakfast table plan just to find that your chosen catering supplier can’t meet your requirements.
- Can You Cater to Specific Dietary Requirements?
Do you have any friends or family members that follow specific diets? Think about any recently converted Vegans or people with wheat allergies. There are catering companies out there that specialise in very specific foods, such as those who have made their name in the world of bespoke vegan cuisine or ones that can make a dairy-free cake to perfection. But, even if the number of guests with these dietary requirements are far and few between, you’ll still want to make sure there is an option on the menu for them.
- Are Serving Accessories Included in the Price?
It’s easy to overlook things like plates, linen and cutlery – especially if this is the first time you’ve had to plan a larger-scale event. Some catering companies will be able to include these in your quote and may even have options for you to choose from. If not, you’ll need to find a separate source for these essential bits or consider making/buying them yourself.
Your catering suppliers play a key role in the success of your business. And finding the right one who understands your vision and makes foods that you and your guests will love is the wedding dream. Here at South West Marquees, we’ve helped couples discover their perfect suppliers and hold events that become well-loved for many years to come. For more information, get in contact with us here today.