A wedding is an event that will first pull you through a whirlpool of stress, for the time it will take for everything to be planned, but after everything has been taken care of, you can expect to be the star of one of the most beautiful days you will surely remember for the rest of your life. To make sure everything has a smooth flow in both you and your guests enjoy the atmosphere, it is recommended for you to start planning all of the major parts of the wedding, as soon as you have the wedding date set.
Take care of the food
Some of the major parts that you will be paying serious attention to is the choice of venue, transportation, and catering. If the venue you have chosen doesn’t have a caterer, you will have to hire a catering company on your own, to make sure that they will be able to prepare and serve the food on the day of the wedding. Just like arranging transportation and renting a venue requires an early booking, the same goes for wedding caterers, who are high on demand, especially during the summer months. Start your search early and gather as many contact details as you can before you start narrowing down your choice pool.
Avoid extra charges
You will have to make an important choice when it comes to the catering company you have chosen. If you are going to host your wedding in a venue, you should take a look at the distance between the venue and the caterer. Keep in mind that if the venue is very far away from the caterer, you may face an additional charge for the distance they will have to travel to deliver the food. It would be perfect if you could find a caterer fairly close to the venue, in order to avoid the extra charges of any sort.
Make additional arrangements with the company
Ask the company you have chosen if they have ever worked in that particular venue before. You can have them either deliver the food to the venue and leave it at that, or deliver the food and remain present throughout the event to serve it, as well. Of course, the latter is bound to cost a little more, but at least you won’t have to worry about your guests being properly served while you mingle and enjoy the time you have to spend with your friends and family. If you are planning to serve starters and snacks for the guests as soon as they arrive, see if the caterer will be able to arrive earlier, to set everything out for your guests to enjoy as soon as they are there.