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Indian wedding Food Guide – Questions to ask your wedding caterer!

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We all know it’s the Indian wedding food that sets the wedding mood. Therefore, it only makes sense to hire a wedding caterer after ensuring they can deliver not just the food but also your expectations. Be it the best caterers in Delhi or a chef coming from France, before you block them for your wedding, ask a few questions in advance!😇

Questions to ask your Wedding Caterer for your Indian Wedding BEFORE freezing your food 🍲

Samples for Speciality

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Ask your shortlisted wedding caterer to send you their sample menus first. This way you won’t just know their cuisine but also their best dishes to fulfil your Indian wedding food wishes 😁

Taste Test to ensure the Best

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Many of the best caterers offer taste trials for a small fee BEFORE they’re confirmed. Always do this! Better pay a small fee now than pay a hefty price with funny food on the wedding day! 😳

Pro Tip – Invite your close fambam for these trials with your fiancé, it’ll be great fun and will give you guys time to bond with the full family and literally understand each others taste 😉 (in food & more!)

Awesome Alcohol 🍾

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No great Indian party ever started with a salad (TBT Punjabi Weddings). It’s called a cocktail party for a reason after all! If bar at the wedding is a requirement for you, what you also need to know is if this very caterer can offer bartending solutions too!

Pro Tip – Some wedding catering companies allow you to use your own alcohol. This works out much cheaper so it’s totally worth a SHOT 😬 to see if your’s does too!

{Suggested Read – New Ideas to make your Indian Wedding Bar look fab and fun}

Alarm Bells!

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NEVER hire a wedding caterer who already has multiple commitments on the same day. Why? Yum wedding food is made with love not stress! Hiring a super busy caterer with no time in hand means he’ll always be M.I.A.!

Pro Tip – Also ask who will be present AT your venue on the day of the wedding. whoever is coordinating your wedding (planner or papa😜) needs to know who is incharge, so you don’t get involved.

Money Matters

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Always know when and how much advances your caterer needs in ADVANCE! You really don’t want to be caught off guard, stressing about arranging cash (lets MODIfy this – writing a check) last minute just to ensure you have food on the table (literally!)😱

Pro Tip – Enquire about refund rules. Why? What if you don’t feel like doing a big wedding and decide to run away with BAE instead 😈

Service with a Smile

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Ask them whether they will provide waiters or staff is to taken care off by the venue (or worse yet…you! YIKES!).For example, some of the best caterers in Delhi usually use their own staff. This way they can ensure seamless smart service. In this case double check if they’ll be providing enough servers to match the guest count.

Pro Tip – An ideal waiter to guest ratio is one waiter for 20 guests (incase you were wondering)

Buffets are Boring

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Basic buffets are passé. The way to do it now is with interesting and picture perfect satellite bars, live counters, island buffet stations even food as decor! So, Choose a caterer who will help you reflect your taste AND personality with food that looks and tastes WOW💗.’Coz in a millennial wedding, lack of Beautiful food, is almost rude!

{Suggested Read – Trending Food display ideas from London based food stylist Rakhee Jain – the designer behind wow weddings by the best caterers in Delhi}

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Pro Tip – Share your design and theme with your caterer so that he can design the food to be in sync with your decor. You should also request them to share with you pictures from their past events to see their presentation style and pick ideas that make you smile!😍

Indian Wedding Food Fine Print

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  • When will they set-up?
  • What time will they reach the venue?
  • Do they need any cylinders/burners etc?
  • Any extra charges for transport, set up or clean up?

Imagine a scenario where all your guests have come but your caterer is missing in action! Hell no! TBT the questions above!

Spin The Bottle

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You’ve told him what you want, now ask them what they need! This could be anything from electrical connections to extra tables. Get everything in place so that it’s food and not trouble that brews!😂

Leftover Love

 

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It’s an Indian wedding with a LOT of food and there will also be lots of leftovers. Plan for this too. There are so many food banks that you can arrange for the food to be sent to. This way nothing goes waste and you feel amazing for having done an effortless good deed 💗😇

{Suggested Read – How to have your dream wedding and do some good too!}

You’re All Set!

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If you run through these with you caterer BEFORE the big day, you’ll both be stress free and the food will be AMAZING! All you’ll want to ask then is can I get a Doggey Bag to take some home😉?

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These were questions for your caterer, if you have any for US, ask in the comments below ⬇︎


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