Choosing an experienced caterer for your next event is an essential step to making sure your guests will have a great time, whether it’s a party, special occasion, or celebration. Your guests won’t remember the entertainment, the decorations, or all the great food you had if they’re bored, hungry and there aren’t memorable moments being created.
Unfortunately, many people underestimate the importance of a good caterer and the impact that it can have on their event. While there are lots of benefits to hiring a caterer there are a few that stand out most.
Many people believe that if they get married in their backyard, or some other location close to home, they will save money on a wedding. However, it is rarely possible to do so at a cost that is actually less than doing it at a venue.
Here are just some things to think about for a home wedding and rentals you may need:
- Heat or AC/fans for the tent
- Lighting for the tent and the parking area (be mindful if your home has a septic field)
- Portable bathroom trailer
If you are having a ceremony on-site, you may also need additional tents since the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception can’t be done in the same tent – unless it is big enough to accommodate all three.
You should be able to enjoy every minute of time you have with your friends and family. Hectic wedding planning can take its toll on couples and make the journey less enjoyable. When you work with a professional catering company you’ll get assistance in the areas that could end up taking up valuable time for you to decide and coordinate. Things like: tabletop decor and linens. If your caterer doesn’t include them you will need to rent it. Then there’s all of the delivery and pick-up coordination, missing items such as broken glassware, silverware, etc., and what happens when the rental company comes looking for reimbursement. Rather than trying to make additional time to manage all of this, your caterer can take care of it and just let you totally enjoy your big day.
When you have a high-quality caterer on your side, they’ll coordinate with your vendors for setup, performance during the event, and breakdown so there is a cohesive partnership during the wedding.
Planning a wedding is hard. That’s why you need to find a caterer that’s right for your event. Hiring the right caterer will not only save you time and hassle, but they’ll also make sure your guests are happy and fed on your big day. It’s important to choose a confident caterer with a proven track record. Your caterer should plan and detail your wedding with you not just provide the food and beverages. They should also be your eyes and ears and do a final review of all the event details with the event managers to ensure your big day goes off without a hitch.
You only have one opportunity for your wedding to be as you envisioned it, make sure the professionals you hire ensure your day will be perfect! A wedding caterer can help you choose the right menu items, design an elegant table setting, and bring your vision to reality.
At Riverhouse Catering we create extraordinary events, from custom wedding planning to fine dining and everything between. Our team of event professionals has the skills to take your vision and bring it to life.