So you’re planning wedding catering and you’re stuck trying to figure out something. Should you hire a wedding catering company or do it all yourself? Depending on your budget, it may be more easier and less stressful to hire a catering company to do all the work. Then again, if your budget doesn’t allow you to do so it may be more practical catering your wedding yourself. Here are some things to consider when deciding to DIY wedding catering or hire a company:
Hiring a catering company
When you hire a wedding catering company; they take care of all the food preparation and serving. All you need to do is tell them what kind of dishes you want them to serve and how many people will be attending your wedding. This may be the easiest and least stressful way to serve your guests, but it comes with a hefty price. Compare different catering companies and try to bargain down and negotiate pricing before you commit to their services.
DIY wedding catering
If you’re looking for a more affordable approach, you can always cater your wedding yourself. This is done by cooking and preparing your meals yourself, by ordering food from restaurants in large quantities, or both. It’s best to serve the food in a “buffet style” manner at a large table. By doing so, you cut costs of hiring people to serve the food. Your guests will line up to choose and get their own meals. You’ll have to hire a few people to help set up the food and clean up afterwards, but it’s extremely less costly as opposed to hiring a wedding catering company. Consider asking friends and family members for help with organizing and planning. Catering your own wedding will still save you hundreds to thousands of dollars.
It’s important to keep in mind the appetites of your guests, in other words, you don’t want to serve too little or too much. Depending on the size of your meals, you may want to consider serving several small dishes throughout your wedding. If done yourself, make sure there’s a variety of choices and enough food for everyone to eat.
So remember, when deciding on whether or not to hire a wedding catering company or do it yourself, it’s best to stick within your budget for wedding catering. If you plan on hiring a catering company, shop around and negotiate prices on their services. If you’re doing your own wedding catering, make sure there’s enough food for everyone you’re inviting. You may also need to a hire a few people to help serve and clean up. There’s no doubt that catering your own wedding can save you a lot of money. Plan it right and with the help of some family members and friends, it should go smoothly.
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