A wedding day is the result of months and months of planning and decision making — from choosing a venue, to picking out a dress and creating the guest list. When the time comes to search for a wedding caterer, here are a few questions every couple should ask.
Can you provide references from previous clients?
In our highly digital world, customers trust online reviews more than a company’s word about its own products and services. Even if a wedding caterer can provide you with the menu you’re looking for, you should learn more about what it’s like to work with them. Be sure to obtain at least two references from couples who’ve had a similar reception menu.
Are you booked for any other weddings or events on our big day or weekend?
If a wedding caterer is working more than one event that weekend, their staff and resources will be strained. This may not be a deal breaker, but be sure to find out how the caterer plans to give you the staff and attention you need.
Do you offer plant-based and gluten-free menu options?
Your guests will have food preferences and your caterer should be willing and able to accommodate. CowgirlQ offers plant-based and gluten-free menu options and will help coordinate guests’ food preferences.
Do you offer full service?
Many catering companies provide table settings, bar service and cleanup. If not, you’ll have to hire and pay additional staff.
CowgirlQ offers full service catering and will take care of your reception from start to finish. Be sure to let us know what you would like included in your catering package.
Do you provide waitstaff?
A wedding reception typically needs three waiters for every six tables. CowgirlQ doesn’t provide waitstaff but we have close relationships with companies that do. We’ve worked with them on many events and have a process to ensure seamless service. Be sure to let us know if you’d like our recommendations.
CowgirlQ’s CEO, Lisa Richards, has over 30 years of event planning and catering experience; so when it comes to wedding catering, she’s seen it all.
As a company, we are committed to providing professional and dependable catering services to ensure couples have a happy and memorable wedding day.