You’ve done your homework and are trying out a few potential wedding caterers before hiring “the one” for the big day.

But now that you’ve checked out all of the websites, reviews, and quotes, you need to do an actual taste test before you make your final decision.

From appetizers and salads to the main dishes to dessert, the tasting is the only “dress rehearsal” for food you’ll have before your wedding day, and you have to make sure it’s everything you want.

Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind before you have your wedding menu tasting:

Don’t Procrastinate

When planning any event, waiting until the last minute usually doesn’t work out well when it comes to finalizing the details. Schedule your tasting ahead of time, especially if you’re printing the menu on invitations or programs!

Have a Budget In Mind

After you’ve narrowed your choices down, ask for a quote that includes taxes, any gratuity or service fees, and delivery fees if applicable. Don’t forget wedding-specific details like bottle service fees, a cake cutting fee, or if a champagne toast is included!

Don’t Bring Your Entourage to the Tasting

Unless your parents or future in-laws are paying, you and your future spouse probably don’t want their feedback. The food you serve on your wedding day should reflect what you both enjoy – it’s not the place to have too many cooks in the kitchen. (Pun intended.)

Be Specific

Your tasting is not the place to play the, “I don’t know, what do you want?” game. Talk to your future spouse before the tasting about what you want to try and be specific and reasonable when you choose what to taste. The purpose of a tasting is to narrow down your options and select what you actually want to eat.

From a tasting to your wedding day and everything in-between, Nameless Catering keeps it easy so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff.

Ready to plan your tasting? Have a question? Give us a call or shoot us a text at 317-344-8449 and one of our dedicated team members will be happy to assist you.