Are you kidding? Are you really planning on not hiring a caterer? Is this even something you’re considering? You have so many things to plan for your wedding day, do you actually want to take on the task of catering the event yourself? Even if you have a good friend who wants to help out and chip in by supplying the food and beverage for the big day, is that individual truly prepared to meet the needs of providing it all?
Let’s say this person, or even you perhaps, wants to prep, cook, and pack up all the appetizers, meals, side dishes, and so on (if you have the time do all that, then you are truly superhuman), who do you expect will get it all set up at the site of the event and lay it out for all the guests?
Food prep and service are the two main jobs of a caterer in huntington ny. But after those two tasks are accomplished, who do you expect will clean up and pack any leftovers? I can’t imagine you are envisioning a scenario where you and your spouse, in wedding dress and black tie, are busing tables and taking large bags of trash to the Dumpster.
Think about everything you need to consider when you’re planning the culinary portion of any big event, much less your own wedding! Are these things that you plan on doing? I highly doubt it!
So, this is your wedding day, you’re already nervous and more than a little stressed out. But now you have to take on the high expectations of putting out a luxurious spread of food and beverage for your wedding. When you hire a caterer, you are taking this stressful aspect of the event and putting it in the hands of a professional who knows how to handle every single facet of the job.
Of course, you will need to decide on what the menu will contain, how it will be served, and the number of people who plan to attend. But the rest is left to the experts. They will prep and cook everything, plate it or pass it out on trays, if you want a buffet-style service then the food will be laid out accordingly.
These aren’t tasks you are going to undertake on your own between wedding vows, nor do you wish to place this big responsibility on a friend or acquaintance with little to no experience in doing this job. What about drinks? You may need to hire a bartender or, at the very least, someone to pick up the alcohol and put it out for guests to serve themselves.
You can save on both when you hire a caterer for your wedding. Time saved in having someone else gather ingredients, prep them, cook them, bake them, and transport them to the venue where your wedding is being held. Money saved in having a caterer get you a break on the price of fifty salmon fillets through deals with wholesalers that most caterers enjoy.
And remember, the caterer does the cleaning up. Not you. That’s more time spent with friends, loved ones, and your new spouse as you head off on your honeymoon.