Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. After all, you are marrying the person you love and want to spend the rest of your life with—and you are sharing it with all of your family and friends. But that beautiful dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if you hire the wrong caterer for your wedding reception. Here are three tips to help you find the perfect caterer for your wedding.
1. Go to wedding expos in your local area.
One way you can find a great caterer for your wedding is to go to a wedding expo in your city or, at the very least, in a city close by. There you will have access to many different caterers who will pitch themselves to you in order to get your business. Some of them may even have sample foods for you to try. This is a very good way to select a caterer if there are several great ones in your area to choose from. Once you see them all in the same room together, you will be better able to compare them and determine which one is the better choice for your wedding.
2. Ask friends and family who they used for their wedding.
If you attended a recent wedding reception for a friend or family member where the food was amazing, don't be too shy to ask them who their caterer was. Most former brides don't mind sharing the name of their wedding caterer. And, you have the added benefit of having already tasted the caterer's food. Caterers love getting business through the work they have done previously. Why? Because it means they obviously did a great job since you loved their food enough to contact them about your own wedding.
3. Look in local and regional wedding publications.
Many cities and regions have wedding publications. Even if they only publish a couple of times a year, they will likely have a feature about a local caterer, complete with pictures of their work and testimonials from previous customers. Not only that, but there will also be ads throughout the publication, and in the very back, for various wedding and event vendors, including caterers.
While this method of finding the perfect wedding caterer, one like Kickapoo Creek Catering, will take a bit more work on your part—as you will have to contact each caterer and ask around to see if anyone you know has used them or heard of them—it can still help you get the job done.