Self-Catering Your Wedding? 5 Things You Shouldn't Skimp On


Do you plan to self-cater your own wedding? This trick can significantly lower your wedding costs, but it calls for extra work and preparation on your end. It may also call for extras in other ways. To help you create the most successful wedding self-catering possible, here are a few of these elements that no couple should skimp on for their catering. 

1. Don't Skimp On Preparation

Wedding caterers make preparing for your wedding their full-time occupation. You may need to spend significant time on the project yourself. Start as early as you can by brainstorming dinner options and learning what it would take to provide the meal you want. Find out what concession equipment is available for rent. Study your venue to check for details and practice your plans. 

2. Don't Skimp on Equipment

Caterers use professional equipment for a reason. If you're doing their job, you also need to get that same catering equipment for the best results. Need to cook all those lasagnas at once? Skip the home ovens and rent a single catering oven for maximum convenience. Want to provide your own bar? Rent an easy prearranged setup rather than DIY-ing it. Cooking in advance? Rent a refrigerator or two to keep on-site. 

3. Don't Skimp On Helpers

You can't have enough help when preparing and serving your own wedding dinner. Recruit more helpers than you think you'll actually need—before, during, and after the meal. This is the best way to ensure that dinner is served hot and on time instead of becoming a frustration point for yourself and your guests. 

4. Don't Skimp On Delegating

Avoid the temptation to try to do everything yourself. After all, you'll be busy on the big day and won't be able to micromanage the dining plan. Instead, appoint a 'caterer' among your helpers and keep them involved in planning. Make sure they and as many others as possible know how to use all the equipment. Give them food lists, recipes, and food assignments. Then let them do their job. 

5. Don't Skimp On Humor

Finally, don't get so caught up in providing a perfect meal that you can't handle the little things that go wrong. Your wedding is filled with friends and family, and they're here to celebrate your love—not for a picture-perfect dining experience. Maintain a sense of humor and remain flexible. 

If you plan liberally for these few things, your self-catering experience will be more successful and more enjoyable. By renting the right equipment, planning studiously, and getting lots of help, your wedding meal will be a winner for everyone. Contact a catering concession equipment rental service for more information. 


27 October 2020

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