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What to Ask When You're Meeting with Caterers

Written by: Kara X. Epstein
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The Local Bride: Tasting Time

Hey y’all,

With catering still on my mind, I wanted to share with you some tips on how to choose your caterer.

Clinton and I have been to a few tasting appointments (they are so much fun, by the way!) and we really didn’t know what to expect. Most of the time, the caterer answered many of our questions before had a chance to ask, which is super helpful, but we left a few tastings with questions we forgot to ask.

First, plan to always have questions with you—just to be safe. Also, have in mind how many guests you’re inviting. That’s important for an overall estimate.

Here are some other questions I found to be helpful: 

  1. What is the average price per plate? Always get cost out of the way at the beginning. It’s easier, and you’ll know what you’re working with.
  2. Is the caterer working on any other weddings or events the day of your wedding? It’s nice to know that you may be the only wedding the caterer has on their plate (so to speak!) that day, but what if you aren’t? Definitely sit with your fiancé to see if this is important to y’all or not. For me and Clinton, it is.
  3. Does the caterer offer silverware and flatware options? What kind? What does it look like? That’s important to know. Even if they don’t have the flatware in front of you, ask for some photos they might have from past events.
  4. Do you bus/offer clean up after the event? Sometimes caterers do not offer clean-up after the wedding. This means you’ll have an extra task to find someone to do clean up. (I don’t need anymore tasks! Finding a caterer who does clean-up is a plus!)

  5. Are you able to offer any special or custom menu options for vegetarian/vegan guests? Even if you’re serving BBQ, like us, you still may have guests who are on special diets. Be sure they can accommodate, if needed.

Here are some photos of one of our favorite tastings at River City Catering. Just look at all that yummy goodness! My mouth is watering all over again…

Until next time,
The Local Bride

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Kara Epstein has written for San Antonio Weddings for a few years and recently became the magazine’s resident bride because…she’s getting married! She’s known her fiancé Clinton, who popped the question on a trip to Boston, since she was 14. These full-time teachers will say “I do” on March 10, 2018. Read more from The Local Bride's adventures by searching keyword: TheLocalBride!

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