Find the best caterers in WNY for your wedding, right here:

2192 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY

Antonio’s Banquet & Conference Center
Western New York’s Most Elegant Banquet Facility
7708 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY

Eddie Ryan’s Restaurant
50 Central Ave., Lancaster, NY

Father Justin Knights of Columbus
2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, NY

Holiday Inn – Grand Island Resort &Convention Center
100 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, NY

Ilio DiPaolo’s
We Cater To Your Dreams
3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell, NY

Lucarelli’s Banquet Center
“Not Ordinary..Extraordinary”
1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, NY

Marquis de Lafayette
391 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY

Muscoreils Fine Desserts and Gourmet Bistro
For Desserts As Special as the Guests You Are Serving
3960 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, NY

My Tomato Pie
3085 Sheridan Dr. (Northtown Plaza), Amherst, NY

Orazio’s Restaurant
9415 Main St., Clarence, NY

4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster, NY
(4 Miles East of Transit Road)

Suzanne’s Fine Dining & Banquets
Sit Back And Watch Suzanne’s Make It SPECTACULAR!
2843 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, NY

Veronica’s Catering
Full Service Catering, Custom Cakes & Pastries
Veronica’s Catering
3760 Quaker Rd., Gasport, NY

Food and drink and weddings go hand-in-hand, so you want to make sure that you select the right caterers for your wedding. If you have not already heard, the right or wrong wedding caterers can make or break your wedding. Hiring the wrong wedding caterers can lead to catastrophic devastation on your wedding day, while hiring the right wedding caterers can make your wedding the talk of all of your friends and family for weeks and months to come – in a good way!

Obviously, you are going to want to ensure that you have a budget planned for your wedding caterers. Then, you need to find the right caterers for your wedding; people who will care about your wants and needs as your wedding day approaches and will ensure that you do not have to stress the little details. As you search for the right wedding caterers to help you make your wedding stress-free and full of delicious edibles, we have a few pointers for you to consider.

What is Your Wedding Caterers Budget?

Your budget is going to directly relate to the amount of guests that you are planning to invite to your wedding, as caterers will normally prepare the catered food based on the number of people who will be eating. The more guests you invite, the more you can expect to spend. With that said, look at your invitation list and seriously consider who you think is going to be able to make it to your wedding and who is not. If you are not sure whether or not certain people are going to be able to make it to your wedding, it is better to plan for more people than to be short on the food.

Do not hesitate to ask the caterers that you are interested any questions that you may have. Discuss every single fee that they will charge. Some caterers provide a price for the meal service, but when everything is said and done, there are many more charges that are added onto the bill, including linen rentals, special ingredients, cleanup and even cutlery and corkage fees. Beware of sneaky, hidden charges and ask about them ahead of time so that your budget is not bloated.

What Type of Caterers Do You Want?

Once you have decided what your budget is for your wedding caterers, you are going to want to think about what type of wedding caterers you want. What types of food, desserts, and beverages do you want at your wedding reception? Do you want specialty foods, like Indian cuisine or Mediterranean cuisine? Would you prefer a seated service, in which your guests are brought their meals, or would you prefer a buffet? (Here’s a hint: If you are planning to stay as slim as possible on your wedding catering budget, a buffet will usually cost less.)

Keep in mind that different caterers will specialize in different types of foods, so you want to shop around to find the right caterers for the cuisine and menu that you want at your wedding. Ask around to find out if any of your friends or family know any excellent and reliable caterers. Then, be sure to check online reviews to ensure that you are selecting wedding caterers with a good rapport in their industry. Even if your Aunt Francis boasts and brags about them, the caterers that she recommends could have a bad reputation for timeliness or cleanliness.

Budget for the Beverages

One thing to remember that brides-to-be in the past have overlooked and been sideswiped with is the beverages. Always order more beverages than you expect your guests to consume, and you will not have to worry about running out of drinks and alcohol on your wedding day. Ask your wedding caterers if you will need to hire a bartender to make the alcohol for your wedding guests, as well. Bartenders are normally paid by the hour, so you will have to budget the bartender expense, as well.

Finally, think about all of your guests when you are planning the catering of your wedding. If you have vegan guests, you may want to consider a vegan food station. If you have non-drinkers planning to attend your wedding, consider a beverage station that offers non-alcoholic mixed drinks. The more diverse your wedding caterers are, the better they will be able to serve you and your wedding guests the food and beverages that will enhance your wedding reception and make it an extraordinary celebration.

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