One of my favorite parts about planning our wedding (bedside the wine and cake tasting) was picking our caterer because I knew that meant we got to stuff our faces with some delicious food (anything that has to do with food, sign me up!).
Before this whole process, I didn't realize how important it is to be on the same page as your caterer - from the style of service to the food itself. I've partnered up with Park Avenue Catering to do a round up of four key questions you should be asking your caterer when planning your wedding.
1) What do you include in your services? Staffing? Rentals? Bar?
2) Do you use local/sustainable/organic ingredients? Can you accommodate dietary restrictions such as a gluten free, or vegan menu?
3) If I sign a contract, does that mean I am locked into my guest count? Menu? Rentals?
4) Do you charge for a tasting appointment and/or do I need to be confirmed before I taste?
PS - If you're getting married in the Napa/Sonoma area, I highly suggest working with Justine from Park Avenue Catering. They were absolutely outstanding. We got so many compliments on our food, and her attention to detail and suggestions were phenomenal.