A Guide to Get the Most Out of Your Tasting Pt. 2
In the previous blog, we discussed what you’ll want to do before and during your tasting, including scheduling tips and how to select the perfect menu items. By providing you with these considerations, we make sure your wedding at our banquet hall in Northeast Philadelphia goes off without a hitch! Now, we’ll shift gears to dive into a few things you’ll want to avoid when it comes to your wedding tasting.
Wedding Tasting Don’ts
Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
As with anything wedding-related, planning is critical. We suggest you schedule your tasting three to four months before your wedding date. If you’re planning to offer a choice of dishes on your RSVP cards, you’ll want to determine what your wedding menu options will be before printing your invitations.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask About Tweaks
Let’s say you have chosen a Caesar salad, but you would like to add cherry tomatoes to it. Or maybe you want carrots with your chicken instead of asparagus. Do not hesitate to inquire about tweaks, whether minor or significant, from the get-go. These concerns don’t have to be directly related to how the food tastes, either; be vocal about your budget, dietary restrictions of guests, or any other unique request—We’re more than happy to accommodate you!
Don’t Expect to Taste Everything on the Menu
Be specific, yet reasonable when you select menu items you want to taste. Certain vendors will tell you exactly how many of each item (appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts, etc.) you can try, and let you select your favorites. Our catering list is extensive, and you won’t be able to try everything. Instead, think about what types of food you’d like to see how we prepare, then contact us about them, and we’ll go from there!
Don’t Bring a Large Crowd
Many people want a group opinion on the food with the idea that they’ll reach a more accurate consensus of the guests’ likes and dislikes. However, this mentality can lead to a “too many cooks in the kitchen” phenomenon, or in this case, “too many guests at the tasting table”! Keep in mind that the tasting is designed for you, your partner, a wedding planner, and, if you want to include them, your parents. Instead of thinking of it as a free meal for you and your guests, recognize it for what it is — a scrumptious precursor to your big day. The dishes you select need to be comprised of items that both you and your partner both enjoy.
For information about our menu, catering services, or wedding venues in Philadelphia, contact Village Catering today!