Eric and Sara Watson not only run Mezzaluna in downtown Fargo, but they also own one of the best catering companies in the area. They gave us some tips on how to improve your catering experience as well as some fun, budget-friendly alternatives.
Form Versus Function
Your venue will dictate the menu. Depending on the reception venue’s kitchen facility, some food may or may not be a viable option. The Watsons say that couples should keep an open mind to different options if that is the case.
Trust Yourself and Your Caterer
Eric Watson says the most important thing for couples to have when it comes to food is trust. Trust your instincts and trust your caterer.
Consider Off-Peak Hours
A budget does not equate sacrificing food quality. The Watsons recently catered a morning wedding whose reception was at their restaurant Mezzaluna. They served a gourmet brunch where the guests were fed well and the couple saved some money.
Book Well in Advance
Like most aspects of a wedding, the sooner you book the better. Mosaic is already booking weddings for next summer, as are many other caterers. Give yourself and the caterer time to develop a quality menu for your special day.
Embrace Non-Traditional Meals
If you want to keep a traditional evening reception, you do not necessarily need to have a full-service sit down dinner. The Watsons say that some couples are gravitating toward hors d’oeuvres parties, which better allows guests to socialize. Family style and buffet lines are other options that may be more budget-friendly.
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