How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Caterer

Dido’s fine food had the wonderful opportunity of catering recently for a wedding local to Thame, Oxfordshire and I thought it would be useful to share some hints and tips as well as typical questions clients have when they plan their wedding catering with us.

Wedding Catering

It’s all in the timings

If you are in the throes of planning your wedding, then the first thing to consider is the all-important date.   Due to the covid-19 pandemic, wedding dates unfortunately have been swapped and changed numerous times, creating a back log in supplier availability.  Once you have confirmed your date and venue, then it would be a good idea to start planning the catering side of things for your wedding as many catering companies can be busy, particularly in the summer.

Planning the finer details

When you choose a catering company for your wedding, it is important that you feel you can work well together and that they understand your catering brief.  Your chosen caterer will need a variety of information including the following:

  1. Will your wedding be held inside or outside? As this may affect the type of catering that is suggested.
  2. Does the venue have an onsite kitchen available?
  3. Understanding the number of guests attending is important and whether there is a split between adults and children.
  4. Do you or any of your guests have dietary requirements that will affect the menu you choose?
  5. Timings including when you are arriving at your venue and when you would like the food to be served.
  6. Would you like canapes served with a drinks reception?
  7. Are you thinking of a buffet? Or a seated meal?  Will waitering staff be required?
  8. How many courses would you like to be served?
  9. Do you have any food preferences or dislikes? The date of your wedding will also influence the type of menu suggested.  Summer ingredients will vary quite considerably versus ingredients that are in season during the winter.

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Decisions, decisions!

Once all the details have been discussed, it is then possible to start designing potential menu ideas to cover all the needs and dietary requirements of you and your guests.  Can’t decide?  Don’t worry, there can be amendments and different suggestions made to your menu before finalising.

The big day

When it comes to the big day a good catering company will always slot in seamlessly into your wedding, making sure that all the food is catered and served on time and to a high standard.  Being discreet is a key factor to ensuring you the happy couple and your guests can get on and enjoy your special day.  At the end of the day most catering companies will also ensure that all used crockery is cleaned and tidied away, leaving you to enjoy the rest of your evening.

If you are looking for a reputable Thame or Oxfordshire based catering company with glowing reviews, then look no further than dido’s fine food.  We know how to plan wedding catering meticulously, leaving no stone unturned and ensuring all the food requirements for your wedding day run smoothly. It couldn’t be any easier to choose your perfect wedding caterer!

Call us today on 07796 274 028 for a friendly, no obligation chat about your catering requirements and see how we can help you.