Choosing the Perfect Wedding Caterer In Denver

by | Sep 14, 2016 | Beverages

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Planning your wedding is an exciting time, but can also be a time that is exhausting and overwhelming. You’ll find that you have lots of decisions to make, and you may feel like you don’t have enough time to make all of them. You catering choice is one of the most important choices, as the wedding caterer will make your reception feel special, both to you and your groom, as well as your guests. Here are some things to consider as you choose your wedding caterer in Denver.

1. Menu – Even if your menu is considered heavy hors d’ oeuvres, it’s important to plan it like a meal. Your caterer should provide lots of options that allow you to create a menu offering protein, starch and vegetables, so that your guests get a good variety of foods, regardless of the time of day.

2. Wait Staff- You will likely need servers and wait staff at your wedding reception. If the caterer can provide these, it will make your life much easier.

3. Payment plan. Many brides are on a budget, so paying for the entire catering bill at once can be tough. Many vendors in Denver will offer an option that allows you to hold your date by paying a standard deposit and then making payments periodically in the months leading up to your date. The final payment is generally due on the day of your reception, though you may choose to pay a few days ahead just to ensure you can enjoy your wedding day without worrying about bills.

4. Terms and conditions. What if you have to cancel your date or reschedule? Though these things are unlikely, it is important to be clear on the terms and conditions you’ll agree to with your Denver caterer.

5. What about supplies? You’ll need linens, plates, and tableware. Sometimes these are supplied by the venue, and sometimes by the caterer. Be certain you have these items covered.

6. How does the food taste? Don’t choose a caterer in Denver without tasting their food. A caterer will generally allow you to come in and taste a few items so you can ensure that you like the items you plan to serve. Your caterer should also be willing to work with special requests, and food allergies and preferences to tailor a menu that is perfect for your party.

Plan your menu early in your wedding planning so that you can pick your wedding caterer and mark food off your “to do list”. Choose carefully, since a big part of how your guests will remember your reception is based on how much they enjoy the delicious food.

Catering by Design is one of Denver’s most well known wedding caterers. We offer tailored menus and one of a kind creation to make your reception memorable.