Catering Costs You Need to Know Before Hiring a Caterer

Wedding Reception - 2/6/2023

One of the most essential parts of any wedding is the catering. If you are not careful, this aspect of your wedding could drain your entire budget. At the Oklahoma Bridal show, we see many couples struggle to understand and manage these costs. We want to make this easier for future brides.

The top catering costs you need to know before hiring a caterer are:

1.Cost Per Person: For most catering businesses, the cost of their services is presented per person. The most inexpensive cost will be around $20 per person, so expect to spend anywhere between $30 to $60 dollars per person, depending on what you are looking for.
2.Added Costs: It is important to consider that drinks, appetizers, utensils, and table setups will often be added extra fees. Keep this in mind when meeting with potential caterers; it is always important to ask questions about additional costs and fees before hiring any vendor.
3.Day-Of Operations: When meeting with potential caterers, always ask about how their services will work on the day of the wedding. This is a great time to address things like delivery logistics, clean-up policy, and ensuring their services will run smoothly on the wedding day.
4.More Than the Food: It is becoming increasingly popular for caterers to offer more than just a meal; many caterers are beginning to offer decorations, props, special effects, and much more. If you are looking for a more personalized catering experience, discuss ideas and visions with potential caterers.
If you would like to see how these costs vary across caterers, we highly suggest attending a bridal show and meeting many at one time. Visit our website to see our next Oklahoma Bridal Show now!