While many brides are falling in love with the idea of having an intimate pot-luck wedding or even cooking the food themselves, in some situations it’s best to avoid this. When your wedding will have more than just a few guests, it’s a good idea to allow someone else to cater it. Here are some reasons why catering makes more sense.
When you’re focused on everything else along with the food, you’re not going to pay as much attention to specifics, such as what temperature all the food needs to cook to and stay at before being served. The very last thing you want to do is give one of your guests food poisoning. A catering team is accustomed to monitoring these specifics closely and they’re not also handling the music, entertaining guests, and making sure the in-laws mingle.
One thing brides underestimate when they begin cooking for their wedding is the sheer quantity of food that will be needed. Imagine being at home and cooking a large pot of spaghetti for your family. Now times that pot of spaghetti by 10 and imagine how in the world you’re going to cook it all and keep it fresh for your guests. Not to mention the fact that it’s a lot of food that needs to be purchased. Caterers have special equipment and tools to cook and serve this amount of food.
If you do decide to handle your own food for your wedding, go for simpler options. For instance, plan a luncheon and make everything in advance. This can include delicious finger sandwiches, appetizers and sauces/dips, fruit and cheese platters, and light desserts. This is a great way to give good food to your guests without making it too difficult on you.
Overall, it’s a great idea to have your wedding catered but if you’re going to do it yourself, keep it simple and plan well in advance.