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Dream Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Wedding Tasting

Couples typically request a wedding tasting as an early part of their planning process. The purpose of a wedding tasting is to finalize the menu and iron out any questions or concerns with your chosen or potential catering team ahead of time. When planned and executed correctly, these tastings are another fun and memorable part of the entire wedding planning experience for you and your partner.

Here are some tips to make your wedding tasting appointment fun and to help you maximize your time with your wedding caterer.

Keep it intimate.
Too many people = too many opinions. Remember, the wedding is ultimately about you and your partner, so you should come prepared to make big decisions and choose the options that will make you happy.

Have the menu (mostly) determined before the tasting.
Your concept and choices should be mostly finalized before your appointment. A tasting will help you choose between options A and B. If you’re tasting a ton of dishes, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Plus, there’s a chance you might fall in love with everything and blow your budget.

Come prepared.
Before you go, we recommend creating a list of questions to ask during your one-on-one time with the caterer. It’s easy to get sidetracked when you’re chowing down on dreamy mini bruschetta and hot chicken sliders! Things to consider: What are your guests’ dietary needs? How will menu items be served? How will the guest tables be set? Are there any back-up options just in case ingredients aren’t available on your wedding day?

Make the most of it.
Most caterers will only include one. Tastings are quite labor-intensive for caterers, so an additional tasting will likely come with a hefty fee. Make sure you hammer out all of the details about the venue and kitchen space.

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We’d love to help you have the wedding menu of your dreams! Pick our brains at hello@dreameventsandcatering.com – we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you have about your big day.