Your food and drink are likely to be where you spend the majority of your wedding budget, so it pays to make sure you get it right. Here are 20 quick questions to ask your caterer to ensure you get the best food, drink and service you could hope for.
If we are permitted to bring our own wine, do you charge a corkage fee?
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Do you offer any help with timings for the wedding breakfast, for instance when to ask guests to be seated if a hot starter is to be served or do you know if there is a banqueting manager at the venue who will manage this? If not, how do you suggest this is managed?
Will the same staff member I plan the wedding with be there on the day itself to oversee everything unfolds as it should?
Would your staff be available to decorate the tables in advance with our chosen centrepieces, favours, place cards and table confetti, and will you provide printed menus?
How many waiting staff would you recommend for the size of our wedding and will you provide these staff?
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Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.