Officially, it's official. It's time to start planning your wedding now that you're getting married. It can feel overwhelming with so many things to think about and plan. Planning and executing will require all the assistance you can muster. Obviously, in addition to hiring the photographer and DJ, you will want to find the best catering in Sydney for your big day.
Your wedding event won't be complete without great food and service, since that's what makes it an event. Yes, people come for the ceremony and to celebrate your union, but let's be honest, they come for the dancing, the bar, and the delicious food as well. Your big day can be made a lot more enjoyable and less stressful by a professional caterer that specialises in events like weddings. But where to start?
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Set a budget
It is important that you and your spouse-to-be sit down and establish a budget before considering Sydney catering companies. Budgets for the wedding and catering will need to be determined. Make a decision on how much you want to allocate to a caterer and work from there.
It is also important to factor in possible up-charges and hidden fees, since some caterers may try to sneak them in without telling you. All Italian Job Catering fees are disclosed upfront with your initial quote.
Even some caterers sneak in small charges, such as pouring coffee, and you need to be aware of these so you can ask your Sydney caterer immediately for a breakdown of fees. It's always worth remembering that everything can be negotiated. It is sometimes possible to negotiate lower rates for certain things in exchange for other things.
Inquiring about guaranteed numbers is another thing you can do when contacting potential Sydney catering companies. There are times when caterers will quote based on a guaranteed minimum number of guests, which can work in your favour.
Make a decision about the type of wedding you're having
Your choice of caterer and food options will depend on this decision, so you should make it ahead of time. Make a list of adjectives that describe the wedding you imagine, and you will be able to better grasp the type of wedding you want.
If you're looking for something a little casual, perhaps you'd prefer a beach wedding or a picnic wedding in the woods during the early morning or afternoon. The menu choice, service style, and a variety of other factors will all depend on this. to consider when hiring a caterer. Maybe you envision an indoor wedding venue that is romantic and elegant. Weddings usually take place in the evening, so you should prepare dinner for your guests.
The location and venue of the event may limit the menu in some cases, so keep that in mind as well. When looking for the best catering in Sydney, you should start by considering the style of wedding you have in mind. Before deciding which caterer to hire, you'll have a better idea of what to look for and what questions to ask.
Make a shortlist of potential caterers
If you contact every caterer you find in Sydney, you will undoubtedly become overwhelmed. Narrow down your list of potential caterers based on your catering budget and the style of wedding you desire. Is there a caterer whose style and flair complements your budget and resonates with your tastes?
You should limit your search to two or three potential candidates that meet your qualifications. Make an appointment with each of them and discuss your wedding plans face-to-face. A caterer may ask questions you hadn't considered and suggest factors that might influence your decision that you hadn't considered.
Overall, if the caterer doesn't seem to have any creative catering ideas or gives you any kind of feeling that they're not up to par, move on. The caterer you choose for your big day should be creative, budget-friendly, professional, and enthusiastic. After all, marriage is a big deal! Choosing your perfect Sydney catering company should be a big deal too.
YOUR WEDDING DAY CAN BE EXTRAORDINARY WITH A DINING EXPERIENCE YOU AND GUESTS WILL NEVER FORGET.
Known for providing delicious food in some of Sydney's most beautiful venues, Frank Scuteri is your go-to Sydney Wedding Caterer. From mountain views to serene garden settings, your preferred venues offer dream-like settings to host one of the most important days of your life.
Amy recently sent Vanessa an email saying, "Vanessa!" We often think back to our wedding and how perfect everything turned out. You and the amazing team at The Italian Job Catering deserve much of the credit for that. From all of us at our Sydney catering company, we wish you a warm, “congratulations you two!”