Posted by admin on July 10, 2012
I have always considered the wedding reception to be my barometer in determining the success of any wedding celebrations. The motif of the wedding, the color or style of a bride’s wedding gown, the style of the wedding decorations or the beauty of the church where the ceremony was held are not the factors that are in my mind to consider it as perfect.
For one thing, it takes hours just attending to a wedding ceremony and it is but proper for a wedded couple to take their guests to a sumptuous treat. The wedding reception is the most important part of the wedding celebration because it is your moment of bonding with your circle of family and friends.
Mind you, as I look at the food served it also speaks of the importance a couple gives to esteemed guests though close a relative or friend one had been.
First and foremost never take the serving of food yourself. It requires expertise, experience and professionalism to be able to handle the catering of food. I had the experience of attending one in my barrio and the caterer happens to be a pool of relatives and friends and the result of the reception is one big mess.
So, here are some tips to guide young couples in the selection of a wedding catering service.
Read the company profile to know the credentials of the catering service. If it is one of your relatives or friends well then there is no problem about that. But taking a catering service from out of the blue is another story.
Once a caterer has been chosen, lay down your expectations and ask whether these expectations can be fulfilled by them. After which the terms to be stipulated on the contract so there would be no disputes in the end when it comes to payment. One should give very clear instructions about your requirements. I hate being shortchanged for a poor quality of service and a payment is demanded of me.
The food course must be suitable to ones palate, be it the old or the young. Be considerate if there are friends of yours that are attending and with a different religious belief.
In summary, a reception is the finale to your production number. Choosing a professional caterer that knows the intricacies in the preparation and the arrangement is the best option.
Most likely they have already anticipated some hitches that may likely have already happened that you may have not thought about. But as professionals long enough to be in the industry they have already in mind contingency plans ready to be implemented.