If you are considering using a catering company there are six basic types of meal options: Breakfast or Brunch, Luncheon, Tea Reception, Dessert Reception, Cocktail Reception, Information Dinner and Formal Dinner. Dinner is the most traditional, and a Formal Dinner consisting of three to six courses are the most expensive.
It’s important to find the right catering service that can provide your wedding with the right cuisine and presentation that fits with the theme of your wedding. One question to be sure to ask is if they specialize in any particular types of foods and then see if you can schedule a taste-testing of the specific food you are interested in before hiring them. Additional questions to ask include: Does the caterer handle all table settings? Where is the food prepared? Do they provide their own wait staff? How many would they recommend, what would they wear, and is this an additional cost? Are they licensed and insured? Do they provide alcohol or other beverages? Is there a corking fee if they provide bar service?
These are just a few questions to help you start narrowing down your search. You want to ensure that your guests will leave your party happy and satisfied and that there are no sudden surprises on the day of your wedding.