Four Things to Know Before Booking a Food Tasting

Food Tasting

Wedding Planning - 11/23/2020

One of our personal favorite parts of wedding planning is the food tasting. It's so fun to try out the menu and get a taste of what the wedding will be like! Still, it's not just a fun thing to do. There's a purpose for the food tasting, so couples should make sure they are ready and know what to ask caterers when sampling the goods.

Here are a few things to think about before booking food tastings for your wedding:

1. Style: Cocktail party? Buffet? Sit down? We've talked before about the types of menus at a wedding. It's a good idea to have a vision for what you want at the wedding. The type of food and how it's served will have a huge impact on the whole feel of the wedding. While a gourmet s'mores bar around a bonfire can give a rustic wedding an elegant touch, it probably won't work for a gala black-tie event.
2. Budget: Everything should fit into the budget. A good caterer should be able to create impressive dishes to fit most budgets. However, keep in mind that it's not just about the dollar amount. Make sure you know what is included beyond the food. Will they provide chafing dishes to keep food warm? Are there additional setup and cleanup fees?
3. Dietary needs: Caterers will need to know if the couple has any allergy considerations, as well as dietary restrictions (gluten-free, vegan, keto, etc.) or religious needs (kosher preparations) that need to be met. If the caterer in question can't meet those needs, then there's no reason to go further, and the time will be better spent finding someone who can accommodate the couple's requirements.

Whether it's a cocktail party, ice cream truck, or a fancy seated meal, food tasting, and planning for a wedding takes a lot of thought. Oklahoma Bridal Show can help couples make the best food choices for their wedding day. Check us out!