3 Features Your Wedding Caterer Should Offer

Now that your wedding day is approaching, it's time to find a caterer to work with. Here are a few features to consider when choosing your wedding caterers:

Menu Customization Options

One important feature your wedding caterer should offer is menu customization options. While they may have set menus to choose from, you should be able to make changes to your chosen menu so it meets the dietary needs and preferences of all your wedding guests. Whether you need to replace all animal products with plant-based options or you simply want to eliminate the fancy garnishes that typically come with the meal, your caterer should have no problem handling your requests.

If you want to create your own personalized menu for the caterer to use instead of their own, you should be able to do so without any trouble. Your caterer might have to spend more time planning your customized menu than they would if using one of their own menus, so make sure you start planning your menu at least a couple of months ahead of time if possible.

Bartending Services

If you plan to serve alcohol at your wedding reception, you'll have to make sure that your state's liquor laws are followed so you don't end up with a fat fine as a wedding gift. To eliminate the stress of dealing with liquor laws yourself, look for a catering company to work with that offers bartending services as part of their catering package.

You can choose the types of alcohol to serve and rely on a professional bartender to worry about working under the laws. A bartender will have the skills necessary to help make sure that nobody drinks too much and causes trouble on your big day. They can also serve non-alcoholic beverages from the bar, such as bottled water and punch, to accommodate the kids and non-drinkers.

Wedding Cake Cutting

Someone has to cut and serve the wedding cake during your reception, and you shouldn't have to spend your celebration time doing it. Asking a friend or family member to handle the cake cutting and serving is an option. However, if you want to make sure that the cake cutting goes exactly as planned, it's a good idea to have your caterer handle the task.

Your wedding caterer should have a cake specialist on staff who will oversee the transportation of your wedding cake to make sure that it arrives at your reception in perfect condition. They'll also cut the cake for guests and serve it upon request during at least part of your reception. They'll also professionally pack up the leftovers for guests to take home. They can even preserve a certain portion of the cake just for your and your new spouse to take home.