Not only is food one of the biggest costs but it is also one of the things that guests will remember the most.
Picking the right caterer is critical. Here are the five things we look for when booking your caterer:
- Reputation: Caterers depend greatly on their reputation. Think about past weddings
that you have been to and if you particularly enjoyed the food. During your Costa Rica Wedding you should try
the typical fare-it tends to be less expensive and it will be a new taste your guests will remember forever.
Costa Rica Wedding Planner has a list of caterers that they frequently use. This will take a lot of the guess
work out of if a caterer has a good reputation within our community here.
- Experience: Experience is an absolute necessity. Vendors that have been in business
a long time and have experience catering weddings are one of the key elements when selecting a chef for your
reception. There are some things that only experience can teach and you want to make sure that your caterer
will be able to handle any issue that arises on the big day. Our caterers will be able to provide you with
sample menus theyr have served at past weddings. This will give you the opportunity to add your own twist while
relying on their experience to tell you if your vision will work with your guests taste buds.
- Professionalism: All of the vendors Costa Rica Wedding Planner use should be able
to show their professionalism during your big event. This is especially true of your wedding caterer. We will
make sure that they are responding to phone calls or emails promptly and that they are answering all questions.
If they are too busy to talk to us, this is a tribute to their poor organization skills and will have a huge
impact on how organized they are on the day.
We will be able to reach the caterer at a moment's notice. Guests will be constantly be telling you about their
food allergies, special dietary needs, or changing their mind about the main course options. It will be much
easier on you when you can rely on our wedding planner to keep in constant communication with the caterer on
these types of details
- Seeing Your Vision: The food speaks volumes to a couple's personality, preferences,
culture and visions of your wedding. Your caterer needs to understand these things and be prepared to work
within your vision. A good caterer will concerned with making you happy. Often you might come across a caterer
that only wants to make a sale. We will help you keep an eye out for a caterer that is only trying to get you
to buy a high dollar per plate package.
- No hidden Costs: Avoid surprises in your final bill by making sure the caterer tells you
about all costs that will be included beforehand. This includes set-up and teardown fees, corkage fees,
bartender fees, per waitress fees, and cleaning. Your Costa Rica Wedding Planner will make sure ALL fees are
outlined in the contract during the early stages of negotiating the price.