Many catering companies today provide a full range of event planning services — from selecting floral arrangements to picking a venue for the reception, catering companies are often at the the heart of wedding arrangements. Be sure to inquire about what additional services your caterer can offer to make your wedding easy to plan.
Because catering companies work with a range of event locations, they frequently have access to locations and venues you might never consider. In addition, if the catering company has previously worked at a particular location, they are likely to know about location peculiarities, and can avoid unexpected problems at your wedding.
Caterers are always on site. Unlike a florist or baker, caterers have to send a significant number of people to your event to help prepare, serve, and clean. With so many staff on site, adding one more person to coordinate other aspects of the event (like centerpieces and linen set up) is easy.
Caterers have contacts. After hosting hundreds of weddings, birthday parties, and corporate events, a good caterer can help you find the best DJs, florists, venues, and designers. They have seen the outcome of every event, and they can tell you who, among your many options, will be the best bet for your wedding.
Catering companies are experienced in coordinating complicated events. They already how to plan, staff, and organize a wedding so that you only have to think about having a good time. Take advantage of the expertise your caterer has to offer, and ask for the additional service of full-event planning.