Choose your wedding caterer carefully!

Your wedding should be an extremely personalised affair. Take time to share your ideas for your special day with your caterer, and ask them to prepare menu suggestions that would complement the overall theme. Have a clear idea of your budget and discuss what the best options are at that price-point. Chicken and fish, for example, are more budget-friendly than steak and lobster. The Purple Pepper Catering buffet is a wonderfully social way to cater for your wedding, whilst many happy couples prefer a more formal setting that is more easily adapted fo the after-dinner speeches and announcements. One way to provide a fusion of food for your wedding is to have food stations. This could include an oyster bar, sushi, paella or even a barbeque or a hog roast.

Peter Cannon says, “it is worth considering a separate child’s menu which could be a simpler version of the adult option or something totally different and fun!”

Remember to also discuss what beverages will be on offer. Do you prefer to have a selection of drinks circulating? Are you intending to serve champagne for the entire event or only as a welcome drink? Or perhaps it is also a good idea to have a paid-for bar where you guests can make additional requests for spirits or liquors.

Whilst the food is very important and it is often an aspect of your special day that your family and friends will remember, the menu is not the only important factor to consider. The Purple Pepper Catering team will also help you to arrange the venue with furnishings and a table setting (the linens, tables, china and flower arrangements) that suits your personal preferences and the overall theme. They will also help to host your guests, greeting them with a smile and a welcome drink. They set the ambience by efficiently dealing with many of the details that make the overall event a success.

Catering companies do tend to get booked up in advance, especially during the summer months of the “wedding season”. Therefore, it is wise to make contact many months in advance and start by checking availability.

Do also remember that a number of your guests might have specific dietary requirements. For example, the earlier that your wedding caterer knows of anybody with nut allergies or if there are a large percentage of vegetarian, the better.

Your catering company should be very experienced, specifically with weddings. Therefore, they may also have some great recommendations for entertainment or photographers.

Purple Pepper Catering welcomes an informal chat about your wedding at your convenience. We have many creative solutions that will make your day a truly special event to remember.