Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It’s the moment when you and your partner profess your undying love and vow to care for one another as long as you both shall live. It’s a day you’ll reminisce about in years to come, and for that reason you want it to be perfect.
You hope that everything goes off without a hitch. You’ll cross your fingers that the weather stays sunny, the food arrives on time, and your relatives don’t get too drunk and embarrass themselves. But there are so many different factors to consider and plan, from the decor to the guest list to the entertainment.
No matter how much time you leave yourself to organise the big day, spinning all these plates can be stressful and frustrating. There are so many little details to take care of, all the while keeping an eye on the rising costs.
Particularly if you are planning a large wedding, all these decisions can be overwhelming. They can take up all your time and energy, and make you feel anxious when you should be feeling excited.
The catering is one of the most important aspects of your wedding. Providing good-quality food, and enough of it, is crucial for ensuring that everyone has enough energy to keep going all day until the taxis arrive. It will enable you to keep morale high throughout your wedding and prevent people from getting too drunk, or worse: bored. And it’s not just the menu itself you have to plan. Every little detail such as silverware, table layouts, seating plans, wine lists, and timings will need to be taken into consideration. There will be times when you wish you could just order in a few pizzas to make your life easier.
If this sounds like you, you might benefit from hiring a full-service wedding caterer to take the stress out of your special day.
You are no doubt already planning to have a caterer for your wedding. Whether it’s a sit-down meal, a street food truck, or even a fancy afternoon tea, no one is expecting you to be cooking all that food yourself. But a full-service caterer takes this even further, by looking after every aspect of your wedding so you don’t have to.
While traditional catering focuses solely on the food and service, full service takes care of everything. As well as the food, it will also take into account things like the decor, furniture and the bar. Crucially, your caterer will be responsible for all the logistics and maintaining the overall flow of the day. Rather than talking to multiple different companies and providers for your wedding catering, with full service, you will only need to make a single payment.
There are so many excellent reasons to opt for a full-service wedding caterer instead of a traditional one, including:
- It reduces stress
Weddings are notoriously stressful. And even more so if you are making phone calls and sending emails to a million different companies and spending your days painstakingly choosing between two almost identical types of silverware. All this stress can build up and even reduce some of the enjoyment from the occasion. No one should have to feel this way at their wedding, so why not give yourself a break by hiring a full-service wedding caterer. You can sit back and let your caterer make all the big decisions, taking as much control as you like. You can either provide them with detailed guidance on the preferred atmosphere and style for your wedding, or you can let them sort out everything.
- Everything is seamless
With a full-service caterer, you only need to deal with one company. The risk of traditional catering is that all these disparate aspects of your wedding will not fit together as well as you planned. For example, your furniture might clash with the table layout or you pick the wrong wine to pair with the food. This won’t be an issue with a full-service catering provider, as they will take care of every little detail, ensuring it all works well together and that there is a seamless flow throughout the day. You will have the picture-perfect wedding you always dreamed of
- You will get the best quality
Unless you are a professional wedding planner, you can’t expect yourself to make the best decision every time. You might have a clear idea of exactly what your wedding will look like, but you’ve probably never had to make these choices before. When you arrange the catering and the decor, you have no idea how these things will look in context until the big day arrives. At that point, it’s too late to realise you made a mistake. A wedding caterer, on the other hand, will have a wealth of experience creating bespoke weddings. They will know which elements work well together and which don’t, and therefore will provide a much high-quality event.
- It saves you time
The average modern wedding takes 528 hours to plan. Do you really want to be spending all this time choosing flower arrangements and folding napkins? Hiring a full-service caterer will reduce this time dramatically, freeing you up to focus your efforts on the areas that most need your attention.
- It can be more cost-effective
Although a full-service caterer understandably comes at a higher price than a traditional one, it can actually end up saving you money. Each company you hire for your wedding will add a markup to their bill so they make a profit, and the more companies you talk to, the more you will pay. With a full-service catering company, everything is in the hands of a single provider, and you will be able to cover your costs in a single payment.
If you would like to learn more about full-service catering for your wedding, get in touch now.