If you are planning to have Indian Catering for your big day, you will require completing a fairly large range of tasks; you will need to organise, your guest list, the venue, the menu and the services you require (buffet, table, waiter). This all requires a lot of work, and most people could get overwhelmed, in this article we aim to help you manage and organise the tasks. Before we get started it’s important to do your homework, know what you want and the budget you have in mind.
Firstly, before you speak to or hire an Indian Wedding Caterer, do some research. Google is the best source to find Indian Wedding Caterers around your local area. It’s important to browse their websites and look for any testimonials and view their menu. It’s crucial to ask friends and family for references, this will ultimately minimise the risk of unpleasant surprises on the wedding day itself.
We have made a few suggestions below, to help you on your quest for hiring a suitable Indian Wedding Catering Company and choosing a suitable menu, whilst maximising your budget:
– Wedding Essentials – Ensure that the venue allows external Indian Wedding Caterers, and that they can provide a suitable kitchen where they can cook/prepare the menus on-site. Ensure they have a loading bay for ease of access into the kitchen.
– The Menu: A mouth-watering menu that will satisfy your guests. It’s important that on your wedding day everything is perfect, especially the menu catered for, we suggest you get a balance of the freshest, flavourful, and the least expensive menu from the budget available, not forgetting a menu which pleases your personal taste, as it is your dream day in the end.
-Food Tasting: Once you have made a shortlist of potential wedding caterers, it would be advised to book a food tasting session with them. This will give you an indication of which caterers can meet and fulfil your menu requirements and provide you with a platform to make a direct comparison on which company can deliver you with value for money menus.
Comfort Snacks: An important factor to considerer when selecting your menu is to choose one which serves high calorie foods, this as a result will satisfy guests with reasonably small portions, helping you to stay within the budget.
– Catering Extra’s: Ask the catering company, if they will provide the table linen, chair covers and the cutlery within budget. Centrepiece- If you’re planning on having a centrepiece, but budget is limited, you can ask the Indian Wedding Caterer to organize fruits in vases, rather than flowers, this will not only offer great colour but they are a less cost-effective option.
This article is in reference to Gulshan Iqbal, Indian Wedding Catering Specialists. Visit their website for a full menu of Indian Catering and Indian Caterers dishes.