Catering Series: Essential Questions for Your Caterer

Wedding Planning Tips


Before finalizing your catering arrangements, it’s crucial to ask the right questions to ensure a seamless and satisfying experience. Here are some basic inquiries to include:

  1. Availability: Start by confirming if your desired date is available in the caterer’s calendar.
  2. Experience and Capacity: Inquire about the caterer’s experience level and workload. How many weddings do they typically handle per year, and how long have they been in the business? Understanding their expertise and capacity can provide reassurance regarding their ability to meet your needs.
  3. Familiarity with Venue: If you’ve already chosen a venue, ask if the caterer has experience catering events at that location. Alternatively, if you’re still scouting venues, inquire if they can offer assistance in selecting a suitable location.
  4. Licensing and Permits: Ensure the caterer holds the necessary licenses, particularly if you plan to serve alcohol at your event. Additionally, inquire about any permits required for your event and whether the caterer will assist in obtaining them.

By asking these fundamental questions, you can gain valuable insights into the caterer’s capabilities and ensure a successful collaboration for your special day.

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