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Advice From EVOL.LGBT

How to choose LGBTQ friendly wedding caterers?

Define what You Want

Start by identifying your ideal wedding catering. Look for inspiration in your past, ask friends and family who attended LGBTQ weddings. Search the web for sample menus and inspiring food and drinks as well as wedding cakes.

Consider saving all the photos you find in a single place such as a mood board. A tool like that will help keep your wedding theme consistent.

Understand the Options

Now that you know what you want, start looking at what options there are on the market. Search things like “lgbtq catering near me” or “lgbt catering near me”. Google or Bing will offer a list of local caterers for weddings near you. As you browse you will see a few wedding catering companies that stand out to you.

When considering options, think about the caterer’s vision, packages, food costs and customer reviews. Many caterers will highlight delicious food and professional wait staff. Some catering companies will even share price ranges and sample menus. These are good to check to ensure they’re within your wedding budget.

Start a Conversation

Once you’re down to 2-3 wedding catering companies, start reaching out to them to learn if your personalities click. Reach out via EVOL.LGBT’s “Request Quote” feature, walks you through the key pieces of info to share.

This is the time to pay closer attention to the catering services you’re about to choose. When dealing with your potential vendors, make sure you’re clear with them on the guest count, how much you expect to pay and the wedding theme you have in mind.

Keep an open mind and be cautious of additional fees and hidden costs. Read the fine print.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check answers to common questions about choosing and working with LGBTQ+ friendly wedding companies.

How to choose a wedding catering company?

To choose a wedding catering team you have to decide on the style of your wedding, determine your budget, ask your venue for suggestions, and read online reviews. Start searching early to ensure availability. Ask your wedding planner for referrals.

How much does wedding catering cost?

Catering can easily be ⅓ of the total wedding costs. Most couples spend between $1,800 and $7,000 on catering, which greatly depends on the number of guests on your guest list. Most caterers will include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as part of their packages. The average cost per person for a wedding in the United States is $40 for a plated meal and $27 for a buffet. Adding an open bar typically ups the cost by $15 per person.

How much to tip a wedding caterer?

If your contract doesn’t include gratuity, you should tip 15 to 20 percent of the total bill. Another way to tip is by offering $50 to $100 for each chef and $20 to $50 per server.

How to save on catering for a wedding?

To beat the average cost of wedding catering you can book special offer rates, go for budget-friendly foods, and opt for a weekday. You can skip the plated full-service dinner to save money, you can also go casual for cocktail hour.