Your big day is coming up… Your spending more time freaking out than getting prepared for the big event. This article is about things you can do on the day to impress without breaking the bank.
Catering for weddings can be a pain in the bottom. It is normally quiet expensive and your guests don’t take the brunt of the cost involved in getting it done. They simply turn up, eat the food and go home.
This guide is a helpful resource for you to move from the freaked out bride, to a relaxed pro that know’s what they are doing.
Step 1: Find out what the people want… Sometimes it is as simple as asking?? What do you like to eat? Send out a survey if you have to with software like http://surveymonkey.com.
Step 2: Look up local resources with a bunch of trusted caterers on them. i.e type into google search strings like… “Caterers Wellington“, these types of site show you who is reputable and who is not.
Step 3: Set a budget and stick to it… Most caterers will prepare the food to your budget. There is big money in weddings so the caterers bump the prices up and the word ‘Wedding’ is being used.
Perhaps get a quote for a group and don’t include the word wedding. ha
Step 4: Buy tons of booze (alcohol) yourself and run ice baths around the venue. This way guests won;t go without, you save a bucket of cash and everyone is happy. (except the venue, who misses out on all that cash.)
Step 5: If all else fails, put on a spit roast. Everyone loves a spit roast. Why not zip down the local farm, grab a few pigs and go to town. Providing that we are not infringing on religious values. 😉
Step 6: Chocolate!!! Who isn’t addicted to the stuff. Finish off with some chocolate of some type and everything should be sweet.
All things going good… you hopefully have a good day, save some bucks and impress the mother and father in law.
For more catering advise head over to http://bluecarrotcatering.co.nz
Nev Rodda is an Author and Contributor from Sea Digital.