Phew. It has been a week. Memorial Day reminds me of the courageous people who stood up for our country, and this week has made me realize that marriage is all about standing up for someone; your fiance.
I took on the challenge this week to be an active groom not one who only nods in agreement. I absolutely love Christina and since food is my forte, I chose to research catering options and report my findings.
Honestly, I had no idea how hard it is to work all day, plan a wedding and then blog about how to make it local. After calling a few caterers this morning, this is what I have learned:
- Lock down your date, venue and theme before searching for a caterer, this helps you and the caterer be more focused in the conversation
- Choose a style of catering fits your wedding. Keep in mind budget, personal tastes and dietary needs of your guests and relatives.
- Choosing a full service caterer can save you worry and money. Find a caterer who provides linens, plates, glasses and flatware.
- Some caterers' websites are very straight forward with prices and menus listed. Don't be afraid to call and set up a meeting with a smaller, local caterer. Sometimes they are more able to personalize a menu to fit your event and your tastebuds.
I set up my first appointment for tomorrow with Maria's Gourmet Catering. I am excited about the meeting and taking on this challenge.