Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding on a Wedding Caterer

We all know that weddings are a lot of work to plan. It’s one of those things that you may not even think about until the time comes for you to actually plan a wedding. Venues, flowers, caterers, music, dresses, and the list of details could go on and on. It can be a bit overwhelming if you are just jumping into planning a wedding.

One of the biggest details is a caterer. Which is why we are here to help!

We have compiled a list of questions you can ask yourself when looking for a caterer for your wedding. Asking yourself these questions can help guide your search process and help you make the best decision!

What’s my theme or style?

Think about how you envision your big day. What does it look like? Whether you have a theme such as vintage, country, bohemian, or just a general style in mind, food can help enhance your vision.

How much help do I need?

This is an important question to ask. As you dive into researching different caterers, you will see that they all offer different services. If you simply need the food delivered to your venue most caterers can do that. But chances are, you need something a little more hands on than that. Most likely, you will not want to have to worry about anything on your wedding day, so the more service your caterer can provide the better.

Be sure to compare which caterers offer additional supplies such as plates, glasses, and linens. Getting everything from one place makes it much easier to keep track of your budget and makes communication simpler when you are working with fewer vendors.

What’s my budget?

This is a BIG question! Food tends to take up a big chunk of any wedding planning budget. It can be a bit surprising when you first start to get quotes.  Just remember, all your quests come to celebrate you, usually with gifts in their hands. Providing a meal is a great way to show them you appreciate them being there.

With that said, there are so many quality, budget friendly caterers out there! Do your research and compare prices as you go.

What did other people have to say?

The internet is a beautiful thing when looking for a caterer. You should be able to find reviews on almost any catering company out there! Take time to read over what other people experienced with different caterers. Reviews can be a great resource to see how companies have provided for their customers in the past.

What do I think?

Another very important question. While reading reviews and following trends or themes can feel important, at the end of the day, it’s all about what you like.

It’s YOUR big day afterall!

Make sure, above all else, you feel good about all the details, including the food. Rudy’s Smokehouse would love to help your unique style and taste shine through in all the details of your wedding, especially in your wedding catering menu. We specialize in guiding you to create the best wedding menus for your big day!

Now, that’s a big decision you can cross off your wedding to do list!


True barbeque as practiced in the American South has 4
main ingredients- quality meats, low temperatures, wood
burning for flavor enhancement, and lots and lots of
patience, which is exactly what we do here at Rudy’s
All Glory be to God!