What is the most important event of regular personal life? The wedding. And what is the most important thing about the wedding? The food feast.
Whether you agree with the first statement or not, nobody can deny that the food is of utmost importance at a wedding. In fact, food is the most important factor in any event.
People will forget the minor glitches on a performance on the stage, wedding traditions and customs, they might not even notice what you were wearing. But people never forget what food was there in the menu and how it tasted.
This is why you cannot compromise on the wedding catering service you are going to hire.
At all weddings, the food served to the guests could be a crucial determinant of the event’s success. Indian wedding ceremonies are notably buffet-centric since most guests are unable to even stay as long as all the rituals last. Their prime interest is to bless the couple, congratulate the family, eat their meal, and leave. Naturally, they expect a King’s meal for his or her effort, that makes sensible catering, an absolute must at weddings.
‘Fails aren’t an Option’
If BY chance, your catering service fails to deliver the job perfectly, you can ask for a refund, and obviously, you are not making further payments. But the ideas of unique wedding celebration are ruined! This isn’t a house party with just a few tens of people attending. You cannot bring in pizza for all of them. So instead of thinking of what if things went wrong, think of how things could go wrong and avoid them. Prevention is better than cure, we all know. But in case of a wedding feast gone wrong, there is no cure, to begin with.
So, here is a list of common wedding feast fails. Learn from the mistakes of others right here.
The Menu gets altered.
Your wedding caterer also contains a system by that a pre-decided menu is served on the marriage day. If you create last-minute alterations to the menu, it’ll definitely have an effect on the caterer’s system and maybe cause some problems.
The menu goes unchecked.
It typically happens that individuals agree to their caterer’s suggestions concerning the wedding buffet menu while not bothering to personalize it. this can be a mistake that may result in unwelcome surprises on WEDDING day.
No tasting trial.
Don’t merely approve certain dishes for your wedding day. confirm you also taste each and every dish which will be served at your wedding. you may then recognize specifically, however, every preparation will look and taste and can make changes to that if needed.
Typically, wedding caterers provide the host trial tastings with dishes prepared by their best cook. On the final day, however, the catering may be handled by another cook. Avoid this happening by confirming that cook will be cooking at your wedding and sample his food.
Limited Menu Options.
One big mistake is to forget about vegetarians and vegans. You cannot let your guests starve because you forgot a little detail. Also, the beverages must be stocked up. Especially in the summer, there should be no shortage of cool drinks. Increase the options in the soft drinks menu. Add some mocktails. Increase the number of salads.
For the meat-eaters, keep both, chicken, and red meat. Do not compromise on the food. The stomach is the way to anybody’s heart.
Exotic dishes overload.
It’s sometimes best to avoid having too several exotic dishes on your wedding food menu. The more you complicate it, the more possibilities there are of the catering service is failing.
Delayed buffet service.
If the buffet isn’t served timely, many of us might not be able to enjoy the feast. they’ll have travel plans or different reasons to rush home, and ideally, nobody should return unfed. think again the timings of the buffet arrangements many times over.
Quantity and quality.
Generally, caterers compromise on the standard of ingredients to cut prices. At other times, your estimate of the specified quantities is skew. so as to prevent food quality/quantity problems, detail a family member to follow the caterer’s activities carefully.
Lack of Seating Arrangements.
One despicable myth at an Indian wedding is, “buffet means there is no seating arrangement”. No! Stop these lame excuses. Find a perfect wedding venue that is spacious enough to seat all your guests at least in turns. You cannot expect people to enjoy their meals standing in a crowd full of other people holding the weight of their plates. Be a good host. Make sure guests get to sit and rest their plates on a table while they eat.