25 Questions To Ask Potential Wedding Caterers

11. Will the food be prepared on-site or be brought in already prepared?

12. If my reception location does not have a well-equipped kitchen, will the catering company be able to bring in the necessary appliances -- refrigerators, ovens, etc.?

13. Do they work with fresh or frozen foods?

14. Are they able to supply a full bar? What is the fee for liquor?

15. How will the food be served -- buffet style, table service or family style?

16. Can the caterer provide me with a wedding cake?

17. How long will it take them to set up and to break down the event?

18. Will they pack a snack for the bride and groom?

19. Do they require a minimum number of guests?

20. Will they provide food for the other vendors -- the photographer, planner, videographer and band?

21. When will I need to finalize the menu?

22. When will they need a final head count?

23. Are gratuities included in the food prices? If not, what is the gratuity charge?

24. What is their cancellation policy?

25. How much is the deposit needed? When is the final balance due?


What questions should you ask your other vendors? Read on.
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