Of course all weddings are about the celebration of two coming together to tie an everlasting knot.

Wedding Planning - 11/18/2023

Of course all weddings are about the celebration of two coming together to tie an everlasting knot. However, who said that food cannot play a major role in the day as well? After the ceremony, guests will likely be hungry, so delicious food is essential. When looking at food options and how it can be served at your wedding, it is important to look for a wedding caterer. A food caterer will make sure that your wedding reception features a menu that includes everything from hor d'oeuvres to entrees to drinks and desserts.

Hiring a catering company is one of the first steps that you and your soon-to-be spouse will accomplish during the planning process. It is important to take note that this task should be accomplished sooner than later. Some of the best caterers are often booked over a year in advance. In this blog, the professional bridal team at Oklahoma Bridal will discuss how to find and hire a caterer for your ceremony.

Tips on how to find and hire a caterer:

● Do you need a wedding caterer: According to wedding studies, approximately 85% of couples hire a wedding caterer. It is important to take note that a caterer should be hired after booking the wedding venue. A caterer is there to assist with the food and make an inclusive menu filled with favorites that all can share.
● How much a wedding caterer costs: A major portion of the wedding budget will go to catering. In fact, one should expect that it will cost them a total of $75 per guest. If you are looking to save money, try limiting bar services to two drinks per person. Also, try hosting a luncheon or brunch. Lastly, one can save a few dollars by limiting the passed hor d'oeuvres and going heavy on stationary appetizers.
● How to find a wedding caterer: Searching for a wedding caterer can be simple when looking in the right places. When searching, it is important to read reviews and learn about what each company has to offer. It is also important to see what kinds of food each caterer specializes in and narrow the list down from there. One can find a caterer by conducting research, asking friends and family, or by attending an Oklahoma bridal show.
● Things to discuss at your appointment: Upon arriving at your appointment, it is important to make a list of things to discuss with your caterer. This list can include questions such as: What is included in your packages? Do you provide rentals? Can you provide a wedding cake? Are menus preset or custom?

Though all weddings celebrate the love that is shared between a couple, food is also important as well. When searching for a caterer, it is important to read reviews, ask questions, and make sure that they will be the right fit for the reception. Are you on the hunt for a top-notch wedding caterer? If so, come and attend an Oklahoma Bridal Show. Oklahoma bridal shows have over 200+ vendors in attendance who are professional and do their job best. Grab all of the details and claim your ticket for the next show now!