Best Reasons to Hire a Wedding Caterer
Choosing your wedding caterer is just as important as choosing your wedding venue, maybe even more important. The caterer for your special event can set the tone for your entire event. Poorly timed food, a mundane menu or food that does not make an impression? These are all things you do not want to be associated with your wedding!
If you still aren’t convinced about the importance of hiring a wedding caterer, let’s take a deeper look. Think about why you need to plan this aspect of your wedding very carefully. Then, choose the best caterer you can.
Professional for Less Stress
A good wedding caterer is a wedding expert. They have served numerous weddings and are fully aware of the general flow of the event. In fact, a good caterer will control the flow of your wedding and guide the entire night along based on when they serve certain foods. While a wedding caterer is well versed in weddings, you may not be. Most likely, this is your first wedding and having a professional there to help you with any decisions regarding the food and timing of your event is imperative.
Once you hire a wedding caterer and know that you have a complete professional team running the show, you can relax. Isn’t this what your wedding day is all about? Love, happiness and truly enjoying the moment should be your primary focus. You don’t want to be stressing about when the shrimp appetizers will be served! Hiring a wedding caterer will make your special day much less stressful.
Special Diets and Requests
There is a good chance someone at your wedding is going to require a special meal. Whether the request is due to dietary restrictions or the fact that someone simply doesn’t like certain foods, a wedding caterer can customize their menu to suit your guests’ needs. If you had a DIY wedding, this may not be possible. You don’t want to leave anyone out or make any of your guests uncomfortable so having a caterer whip up a special meal will make everyone feel included and special at your wedding.
Wedding catering gives you a wide range of culinary options to serve your guests. A caterer will be able to make foods that you may not know how to cook. If you were trying for a DIY wedding, such a selection would not be possible. In addition to having a wide range of available options, a caterer can also prepare multiple types of food for your wedding. This means you can have Creole appetizers with an Italian first course followed by a traditional French main course. This type of diversity just isn’t possible when you try to prepare all the food for a wedding on your own.
Use of Resources
While you may think a caterer is expensive, you should think again. Assess the cost of a caterer by comparing the cost of making your own food. Think about the time and effort it would take for you to cook on your own. You would need to spend time and money doing so. You need to buy your food, prepare it, transport it, reheat it and serve it. That is not an easy feat! When the alternate option is to just have one catering company do all of this for you, the upfront cost is definitely worth it.
Hiring a wedding caterer will more than pay for itself.
You may think that you can skip the wedding caterer and save money by making your own food. You should really reconsider. The benefits of having a wedding caterer are endless. Weddings can be expensive. Having a professional catering team working to make sure your day goes smoothly (and that everything is delicious!) is worth it.
When you are carefree, enjoying your big day with your family and friends, you will be happy you hired that caterer!
Did you/will you hire a caterer for your big day?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.