Your wedding day will leave you with quite a few big decisions to make, and after years of imaging your day and building a picture perfect image, the last thing that you need is for anything to go wrong. While DiAntonio’s Catering might not be able to help with the dress or making sure your bridesmaids aren’t too drunk, there is one thing that we can handle and that’s food.
Delicious food is what we’re known for, and when we are able to provide that to a couple that enjoys family recipes, fresh ingredients, and unique dishes, we jump on it. Our custom menu makes it easy to get the dishes that you’d like to see, without having to bounce from caterer to caterer. Our blog post today is going to cover a few of the things that we suggest considering before deciding what types of items you’d like to have served on your big day.
Number of Guests
It may be your big day, but one of the things that you will have to consider regardless are the number of guests that you’ll be having. After figuring out a reasonable budget, you have hopefully come down to a number of guests that you can afford. Having a realistic understanding of where you stand with your budget is a must, especially when it comes to catering.
Depending on how many guests you are having, you will want to consider which serving style is going to work the best for the size of your party. For larger parties, having a buffet style can save some money and reduce waste. By having guests come and get food as they please, you don’t have to devote more of your planning time to the serving size of each individual course. With smaller parties, you might be better off having individual plates being distributed among your party.
The number of guests that you have can also help you determine how many courses you’d like to have and how unique you want the menu to turn out. If you have a large party, you might want to load up on a variety of small appetizers that are more affordable, while you can increase the quality of the courses with the same budget, for a small group.
Formality of the Event
This specific point is going to be something that really comes down to preference, after all, it is your day and you truly can do whatever you’d like to. Depending on what type of theme you’re focusing on, or how formal you’d like the event to be, you will see that the items on your menu will vary. From a menu that incorporates bold barbeques and tasty side dishes, to a more formal meal with some of our savory items, you’re going to want to spend some time thinking about this.
One of the main reasons that this is such an important factor to consider is because it will usually give us a starting point with what types of items to consider. Aside from that, understanding the formality of your wedding will also help you get a better idea of what type of dress code, decor, and the like.
Depending on the venue that you’ve selected for your wedding, there may be additional catering services that you have to worry about. Will there be a kitchen there to prepare food? Does the caterer need to have it prepared in advanced? Do you need the plates and silverware? All of these things are items that you’ll want to figure out in advance. DiAntonio’s Catering loves being able to help out at these events as much as we can, but we need to have an idea of what type of scenario we’ll be walking into and what types of things we’ll need to have prepared.
If there are certain services that you need to have in addition to your catering services, you’ll want to ensure that we’ve got them scheduled so that your big day goes as smoothly as it ought to.
Aside from that, you’re also going to want to find out more about the services that you are hoping to have included. If you’re expecting beverages, liquor, dessert, appetizers, etc., then we will work with you to customize a menu and do everything in our power to make it possible. However, it is important to realize what it is that you want to get out of your caterer so that we can provide you with realistic expectations and prices up front, leaving little room for confusion or miscommunication down the road.
Quality of Food
The day that you get married will be one of the most important days in your life, and while you may remember every detail down to the decor, there are only a few things that your guests will hold onto. One of the main ones is the food. As you go through and consider what type of food you want to be served at your wedding, and even beyond that, what specific items will make for the best menu, the quality should be something that you’ll want to ensure is a priority.
At DiAntonio’s Catering, we know that quality is a must, regardless of the event. That’s why all of our recipes are unique and use fresh ingredients. We know that you can’t settle for anything less than the best with your wedding catering, and we hope to be the ones that provide it to you.
There are probably dozens of other things that will come up and need to be considered as we get started with the process, but most of these things will be brought up when we have a better idea of the points we’ve listed above. In the time that we work together, there’s no doubt that a certain level of investment will get to a place where we become equally excited and eager for the small details of your big day. At that point, we will certainly be focused on what little things we can do to make sure everything with the catering is covered and that you enjoy your big day. At the very least you can count on us doing that.
If you are interested in learning more about the wedding catering services that we offer at DiAntonio’s Catering, call today and speak with a member of our team. We can set up a time for you to come and sit down with a member of our team so that we can figure out more information, get started on creating the menu and get some items cooked up for you to try.