Questions to Ask a Wedding Caterer

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1. Can We Taste the Menu Prior to Booking?

Sure, the pictures on the caterer’s website might look enticing and the descriptions might have your mouth watering, but the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. Most caterers are more than happy to arrange a tasting to help you decide on a menu.

2. Do You Have Menus to Accommodate Different Budgets?

Your favorite caterer might specialize in filet mignon with crab Louie, but your budget might not accommodate the $60 per person price tag. Most caterers have flexible offerings and can help you determine a menu that will keep guests happy and still fit in your budget.

3. What Does the Caterer Provide?

Other than food, does the caterer provide beverages, glasses, dishes, silverware, napkins, salt and pepper shakers, and all the other little things needed to make the dining experience pleasant for your guests and worry-free for you.

4. What About the Cake?

Does the caterer also do cakes? Alternately, if they don’t do cakes or if you’d rather have your cake created by your favorite baker, does the caterer provide cake-cutting services? If so, will there be an additional charge?


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