Bridal Club Magazine
8 Tips to Help You Cater for the Masses
You want to let your hair down, not tear your hair out worrying
about the logistics of the food and wine. Not when there are expert
services like Diamond Blue Catering around who will provide
out-of-this-world meals at down-to-earth prices.
Offer a Basic Drinks Package
The drinks should flow at a wedding but you don't want to end up
with a dribbling mess of drunks at the end of the wedding
reception. Avoid this by supplying your guests with a basic drinks
package of water, soft drinks, wine and beer.
Consider the Dietary Restrictions of Your Guests
Ensure that your menu is sensitive to various cultural and
religious food restrictions of your guests and ensure that
vegetarians, allergy sufferers, children and those watching their
weight are catered for.
Themes are Fun
If you are having a themed wedding, make sure that you
co-ordinate your food accordingly. After all, what would a medieval
wedding be without a banquet of roasted meats, hunks of bread and
pints of ale? Why not have an exciting ethnic buffet at your
reception? Flying Woks Caterers will cook up a storm in their
massive iron woks and provide an oriental feast for your eyes as
well as your stomach.
Easy-To-Eat Finger Food
If you are having a cocktail reception with finger food, ensure
that it comes in bite-sized portions. Nobody wants to get messy or
look inelegant when they are eating.
Use Quality Produce
Some caterers cut costs by compromising on the quality of their
ingredients. Make sure the produce, especially seafood, is fresh
and not frozen or canned. .
Check the Tableware of the Caterer
Always view the tableware, glassware and silverware to ensure
that it matches the style of your wedding. There's no point in
featuring the caterer's fine Wedgwood collection if you are having
a contemporary event.
Sample the Menu
Reputable caterers will organise a tasting for prospective
clients. This should give you a good indication of the quality and
presentation of the food.