Attending weddings is always a good time, but when you get to planning your own wedding, it can be a little bit more than overwhelming. For example, it’s easy to enjoy the meal that’s being dished up to you, but where do you even begin when it comes to finding the right caterer for your special day? If you’re having a tough time knowing where to start searching for your caterer, here are a few tips from the team at Crystal Ballroom.
Experience With Your Event
Without a doubt, the one thing that you want to make sure to look for is a caterer that has experience with the type of event that you’re going to be hosting. Even though caterers may have years of experience in the industry, they may not have any experience working the specific type of event that you’re going to be hosting.
Though there is a chance that the event could still go smoothly, it is going to be a learning curve for the caterers and could call for some bumps in the road. Rather than have this type of experience during your event, find someone that specializes in this type of event or at least has some experience. Then you can feel confident about your meal going flawlessly.
Give It a Taste
Most caterers will provide you with the opportunity to get a taste of the items that they offer so that you can get a better idea of what you’re going to be getting when your event happens. The only way that you should book a caterer is if you’ve had the chance to actually try the items that will be served — get a taste of your menu! Even if you’ve eaten at the restaurant that you want to cater for you, ask them to try their catering items. It’s not uncommon for there to be some inconsistency with what people serve when it’s in a restaurant vs. catering for an event.
Services They Offer
As you start to look for the right caterer, it’s always good to look into all of the services that they offer so that you know they’ll have everything that you need for your event. For some, that means just bringing the food, but for other events, it could call for having servers to bring out the food, silverware, or more. Figure out what you’re going to need in advance and then make sure that the company that you’re considering is going to fulfill those needs.
Bring Your Caterer to Crystal Ballroom
We hope that you’ve found some information that makes finding the caterer for your event even just a little bit easier. At the Crystal Ballroom reception hall in Metro West, we allow for all outside vendors to serve at our venue. We do our best to work with you to provide you with the overall best experience possible during your event — so let us know how we can help.