Choosing a Caterer for Your Wedding


After winding down for the holidays, February is the start of preparations for wedding season! The  American Express Spending and Saving Tracker consumer report found that an estimated six million couples are likely to get engaged on Feb. 14. Combined with all of the Christmas and New Year’s engagements, February is the busiest time for couples searching for and booking vendors for their Big Day.

Find the Right Caterer for Your Omaha Wedding

As you book your venue, make sure to see if there are catering restrictions or recommendations. Your catering candidate list may get narrowed down to help you find the best fit. During your search, company websites are a great resource to learn more about the company. If pricing isn’t listed, email, or call to find out more information.

Choosing the Menu for Your Wedding

Start brainstorming what kind of food you want at your wedding and reach out to the catering companies that you think will fit your budget and the vision of your wedding reception.

Step 1: Make a list of the catering companies you are interested in checking out.

Keep the following in mind:

  • Your Budget
  • Style
  • Scope of services

Step 2: Set up a Tasting

  • What kind of tastings do they offer?
  • How much are the tastings?

Step 3: Choosing a Menu

A good catering company will take your budget, guests, and them into account when suggesting menu options. If you have your heart set on a particular menu but can’t afford it at full-service rates, the catering company may suggest a buffet style to offset the cost. There are many ways a catering company can guide you in making the best choice for your big day without breaking your budget.

Why Choose a Tasting?

A tasting gives you a great idea about the style and presentation of each caterer. It is also a good indication of the taste of their food. It is not necessary to taste everything on your menu, but feel welcome to ask your caterer all the questions you have. Keep in mind the season of your reception date and the season of your tasting. If they are not the same, then some items you are interested in may not be in season come your wedding day.

Looking for an Omaha Caterer for Your 2020 Wedding?

Finding the best caterer for your unique wedding takes time and patience.  Make your list with some online research, then pick up the phone and call each caterer on your list. You can learn a lot about a catering company with a short one-minute phone call. They should be friendly, professional, and be able to answer your questions.  If we made your list, call us today, we’d love to answer any question you have.

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